Sony is reportedly planning to release the successor to PlayStation VR in the 2022 holiday season.
A new Bloomberg report claims that Sony is “aiming to release the successor in the holiday period next year”.
The report, which cites “people with knowledge of the matter” who asked not to be named, also states that Sony will be using OLED panels created by Samsung for the next PlayStation VR headset.
The original PlayStation VR, released in 2016, also had OLED displays in each eye, which delivered a 960×1080 resolution image to each eye. Sony has already stated that its successor will display at an improved resolution.
PlayStation first announced it was working on a “next-generation VR system” designed for PlayStation 5 earlier this year.
Sony’s next iteration PlayStation VR headset will feature “dramatic leaps in performance and interactivity,” it said in an announcement in February, and will allow players to feel “an even greater sense of presence and become even more immersed in their game worlds”.
The headset, which will launch beyond 2021, will feature improved resolution and field of view tracking, Sony Interactive Entertainment‘s Nishino said at the time.
“We’re taking what we’ve learned since launching PS VR on PS4 to develop a next-gen VR system that enhances everything from resolution and field of view to tracking and input,” he explained.
“It will connect to PS5 with a single cord to simplify setup and improve ease-of-use, while enabling a high-fidelity visual experience.”
PS5’s camera peripheral won’t work with PlayStation VR either and users need to request a free adaptor in order to connect it.
Sony said in January 2020 that PlayStation VR sales had topped five million units since the headset launched in October 2016