Sony will reportedly release the successor to its virtual reality headset, the PlayStation VR, by the end of next year. This is according to a story published yesterday by Bloomberg regarding Japan Display Inc. and its plans to pivot the sales of its LCD displays from smartphones to VR headsets, which includes a passage claiming that Sony is aiming to release the PS VR 2 in the holiday 2022 period. Sony confirmed that it was developing a new virtual reality headset for its PlayStation 5 consoles in February with enhanced resolution, field of view, and tracking and input. The PS VR 2 will also feature a single cord for simplified setup and a new orb-like controller with adaptive triggers, haptic feedback, and finger-touch detection.
One important holdout remains: Sony Group Corp. plans to use Samsung Display Co. OLED panels in its next-generation PlayStation VR goggles, according to people with knowledge of the matter. The Japanese console giant sold more than 5 million units of the original PS VR, launched in 2016, and is aiming to release the successor in the holiday period next year, the people said, asking not to be named discussing internal plans.