A successor to the PlayStation VR is slated for late next year, according to a new report. This means the headset will be released about two years after the PS5 launch, which actually happens before the original PSVR launch after PS4 – and it could use OLED screen technology despite other VR headsets moving to less expensive LCDs. panels.
The information came from Bloomberg, which revealed that Sony plans to use Samsung OLED panels for the next PlayStation VR devices, despite many manufacturers switching to cheaper LCD panels in new products.
OLED technology is newer and more ubiquitous on expensive TVs, but as VR headsets strive to be more affordable, the twist makes sense. Sony even did something similar with an updated version of its PlayStation Vita a few years ago, switching from OLED displays to a cheaper alternative. The PlayStation VR 2.0 – or whatever it’s called – will have to showcase the power of the PS5, so it’s only logical that Sony will continue to opt for expensive OLED panels.
We still don’t know the official name of the next PlayStation VR device, but we do know a thing or two about how it will work. Earlier this year, Sony unveiled a new, more ergonomic virtual reality controller that will replace the old PlayStation Move that has been used since the PS3 days. It will also connect to the console via a single cord instead of the convoluted setup on the current PSVR. However, there are competitors, the most popular of which is the Oculus Quest 2, which offer standalone capabilities that Sony will have to compete with.
Sony did not attend E3 2021, so the company did not have the opportunity to detail the VR headset itself. It remains to be seen when we will know more about this.