Fans of the upcoming VR headset are marking their calendars for its long-awaited release
Japanese conglomerate Sony Interactive Entertainment revealed in several social media posts its upcoming headset in early 2023, sparking speculation on the new immersive device.
Designers initially unveiled the headset’s details in late February, which include a 100-degree field of view (FoV), 90-120 Hz refresh rate, 4K high-dynamic range video, inside-out camera tracking, Tempest 3D AudioTech spatial sound, and USB-C connectivity.
The new device will also feature orb-shaped controllers with DualSense haptics and Pulse 3D feedback in the head-mounted display (HMD).
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The news comes after Veteran Apple Analyst Ming-Chi Kuo tweeted in late May that supply chain checks found the PSVR 2 would “start mass production with about 1.5M shipments” in the second fiscal half of 2022, with plans to launch in the first quarter 2023.
The PSVR 2 aims to contend with leading headset manufacturers such as Meta Platforms, Valve Index, and Pico Interactive, who are releasing their Project Cambria, Deckard, and Neo 3 Link devices, respectively.
Apple’s long-awaited mixed reality (MR) headset will also debut around the same time in January 2023, but may cost significantly higher than any mid-range kit on the market.
The company, along with Meta, Google, and Microsoft, has also faced setbacks in hiring for research and development (R&D) of devices due to the global economic slowdown.