Sony won’t launch its new PS5 VR2 system this year after all. While the company has yet to officially announce a delay, according to its social media posts, the hardware is only set to launch in early 2023. The company has been trickling in new information regarding PlayStation VR2 over the past few months and while we have had a closer look at the headset, controller, some UI features and a small handful of games, there’s been no word yet about pricing or release date.
Sony posted a new image on both Instagram and Twitter this morning stating that PlayStation VR2 will release in 2023. By the look of things, this means the upcoming hardware has suffered a delay. The company was originally set to launch PS VR2 by the end of this year. According to previous reports, Sony was ramping up production of the headset already back in June.
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With that being said, other sources claimed that if Sony wasn’t able to get its first-party lineup ready in time for the launch of the PlayStation VR2 headset, it would delay the global release into 2023. That might be the case here. So far, we know there are a few games in development for the headset including Horizon Call of the Mountain. Besides that, Sony has been tight-lipped about the possible launch lineup for the hardware.
Keep in mind that the company has yet to announce an official delay for PlayStation VR2 but this social media post speaks for itself. Both the Twitter and Instagram post simple reads “Coming in early 2023” and posted a photo of the PlayStation VR2 headset and controllers.
— プレイステーション公式 (@PlayStation_jp) August 22, 2022
I thought perhaps Sony was teasing the release of PS VR2 in Japan for early 2023. Usually, Japan gets things a few weeks later than the rest of the world when it comes to new global hardware releases. If Sony were to release PlayStation VR2 in December, it would make sense for Japan to get it in “early 2023”. However, the US PlayStation Instagram account also shared the photo alongside the launch window too. Smells like a delay…