Sony announces PS VR 2 for 2022; Features, Release Date, and more.

Sony have announced the first details of the next-gen PS VR, but no release for 2021.

by Daryl Baxter
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Sony have begun the next phase of their PlayStation 5 by announcing the next-generation PS VR, coming next year.

While last year was dominated by Sony’s newest console, there were conflicting messages as to how the first model would work.

While the backwards-compatibility is there, owners have been patiently waiting for the next model to natively work with PlayStation 5.

Today, Sony confirmed just some of the details regarding the next model of PS VR.

Features

On their blogpost, Sony have explicitly stated that this is only for PlayStation 5. Featuring a single-cord setup this time, with a seemingly higher-resolution display, it looks to already alleviate the disadvantages some had with the previous model.

They also stated that: “…One of the innovations we’re excited about is our new VR controller, which will incorporate some of the key features found in the DualSense wireless controller, along with a focus on great ergonomics.”

This confirms that a new take on the ‘PlayStation Move’ controllers, which were a requirement of many VR games on the PlayStation 4, are now being designed solely for ‘PS VR 2’.

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Release Date

Sony also stated that development on the headset is still very early, which means that a release this year is simply not happening.

They stated in the post that: “...There’s still a lot of development underway for our new VR system, so it won’t be launching in 2021. But we wanted to provide this early update to our fans, as the development community has started to work on creating new worlds for you to explore in virtual reality.”

This looks to set expectations early for anyone who may have been waiting to pay for a new headset this year, or for the first-generation PS VR model. We may be seeing more details in the coming months, such as E3 and the Tokyo Games Show later this year.

However, Sony have confirmed that virtual reality has a certain future ahead of it with the PlayStation 5, and it will be interesting to see how they take it in an 8K, 120 Hz world.

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Daryl Baxter