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PlayStation blog post hints PSVR 2 could be released in 2023

PSVR 2 could launch in 2023, a PlayStation Blog post suggests.

A new message for The Walking Dead: Saints & Sinners Chapter 2 reveal, which is coming to both PSVR and PSVR 2, includes the line: “The Walking Dead: Saints & Sinners – Chapter 2: Retribution is currently on the way. coming to PSVR in late 2022 and PS VR2 in 2023.”

Now why would the game be coming to PSVR 1 this year and PSVR 2 next year? It’s far from confirmation, but it seems like the most obvious hint yet that PSVR 2 could launch in 2023 and not this year. We haven’t received a price quote for the kit either. Sony unveiled several new titles for the device at the event, including a closer look at its flagship title, Horizon Call of the Mountain.

Just like the original PSVR connected to PS4, PSVR 2 connects to PS5 to run VR games. This time around, however, the device only uses one cable to connect to the console. The kit also includes an OLED display system that offers 2000×2040 resolution per eye with HDR support and up to 120Hz refresh rate.

There has been a lot of speculation about exactly when Sony might release its new headphones. The current shortage of semiconductors, caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, has hampered the supply of electronics across the world. The PS5 itself is no exception – sales have fallen behind those of the PS4 over the same period.

This will likely have made it difficult for Sony to judge when to release a device that itself relies on the PS5 install base. Not to mention that the making of the PSVR 2 will likely face its own set of constraints.

The PSVR 2 was first confirmed in early 2021, but we didn’t see the headset itself until 2022.