PSVR 2: Rumors, release date, price, specs, and what we want

With the PS5 on the horizon, we suspect the PSVR will also get a new iteration that improves upon everything its predecessor excelled at and remedies the things it didn’t do so well. However, the existence of PSVR 2 is currently unknown, even with the console’s release date coming up so soon.

The question we need to ask is how PSVR 2 will improve on its predecessor. What new technologies will Sony implement to justify consumers purchasing another expensive piece of hardware? And if it exists, when will we actually be able to get our hands on it?

If you’re curious about any of this, here’s everything you need to know about PSVR 2, including its release date, rumors, price, specs and what we want to see from the advancing technology.

PSVR 2 release date 

Sony won’t let the PS5 go very far into its life cycle without VR support, which likely means we’ll get a reveal of the new headset sometime at the end of 2020. If not, we can definitely expect to see it on the early side of 2021. Even though this makes sense from a business perspective, it’s hard to say for sure. Sony has been unpredictable with its reveal patterns this year and it wouldn’t surprise me if this also applied to the PSVR 2.

As far as the PSVR 2’s release date goes, Sony is probably more concerned with getting enough PS5 consoles in the hands of consumers.  For reference, the original PSVR released nearly three years after the PS4 launched.

In an interview with The Washington Post[1], Jim Ryan explains how he believes VR hasn’t had its chance to shine yet. Specifically, he states that “at some point in the future, VR will represent a meaningful component of interactive entertainment.”

He continues, “will it happen this year? No. Will it be next year? No. But will it come at some stage? We believe that. And we’re very pleased with all the experience that we’ve gained with PlayStation VR, and we look forward to seeing where that takes us in the future.”

Ryan is referring to the VR landscape as a whole, but part of this could be referring to the future of PSVR[2] in general. It’s quite clear that PlayStation has yet to give up on PSVR, but we probably won’t see its successor until a few years into the PS5[3]‘s lifespan. If Sony was intending on releasing a PSVR2 soon, it probably wouldn’t be offering free PlayStation Camera Adaptors[4] to make PSVR compatible with the PS5.

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