PlayStation VR for PlayStation 5, currently called PSVR 2, will reportedly begin mass production soon. As noted by Reddit, XR hardware analyst Brad Lynch reported that the headset would be in production at a Chinese manufacturer known as Goertek and the trial will begin shortly.
Very little is known about the new PSVR headset. We don’t even know what it looks like or have an official name. Sony confirmed its existence in February, saying it is “improving everything from resolution and field of view to tracking and input.” We’re not exactly sure what that means, but there will only be one cable from the headset to the console. Reports have suggested the headset could have 4K, as well as a vibration motor and foveated display, although they may stick with OLED screens rather than move to LCD screens.
We know more about the new controllers being developed alongside the new PSVR headset, though it’s unlikely they’ll be produced at the same location. The new orb design aims to give players greater freedom of movement and positioning. DualSense features such as haptic feedback and adaptive triggers will be included, as well as finger touch detection. The button layout is also split between the two controllers, meaning there is a dedicated controller for each hand.
The new PSVR headset isn’t the only hardware in production at goertek. Meta’s (Facebook) Project Cambria mixed reality headset will also go into mass production at the venue, while they still have a deal to continue producing Pico headsets despite the sale of the Pico brand to Bytedance last year. They will also make components for Apple AR/VR HMD. Hopefully we’ll hear some news about the upcoming PSVR headset soon, as mass production would suggest a release sometime this year.