PSVR 2 leaks could be first peek at PS5 VR headset


Forget the renderings; this appears to be the real thing.

(Image credit: Bit Planet Games/reddit)

On the PSVR 2 front, things have been relatively quiet, and Sony has been virtually silent about the headset for the past few months. So you can imagine how shocked we were when an image that was initially claimed to be the PSVR 2 appeared on Twitter.

Indie game developer Bit Planet Games tweeted a picture of what appears to be the PSVR 2 with the caption “guess what’s coming to PSVR 2?” The tweet has since been deleted. But before it could be taken down, that tweet was saved and re-posted on websites like Reddit (opens in new tab).


Since this is the first time we’ve seen a physical PSVR 2 rather than a render, one user questioned whether the developers were breaking a non-disclosure agreement by sharing the image. It seems that “you’d be right if [it] had released this photo six months ago.”

Obviously, the tweet was removed, and a generic PSVR 2 render was used in its place(opens in new tab). As a result, someone intervened and ended the discussion. It’s unclear if it was a studio employee or a Sony representative.

Bit Planet Games slightly retreated when questioned about the deleted tweet, insisting the picture “looks fake to us,” that it was “fake news,” and that it was a “pro photoshop [sic] job.” The social media manager once claimed that it was made of cardboard, duct tape, a few wires, and a lot of 3D printing. If they said it was cake, which was actually joked about, I’d be more likely to believe them. It looks pretty cool for a 3D print.


We’ve previously seen the design for the PSVR 2. A headset that unmistakably resembles an updated version of the original was first displayed by Sony earlier this year. Additionally, it has controllers that are actually controllers, not luminous motion controller wands like the Oculus Touch.

But it’s already noteworthy since this appears to be a real PSVR 2 rather than a render. even if the design doesn’t contain any huge shocks.


The headset is expected to include a 110-degree field of view, 4K resolution, HDR, and support for 90Hz and 120Hz frame rates. Additionally, it will have eye tracking, which will adjust the screen’s resolution according on where the player is looking. In this way, the PSVR 2 won’t have to spend resources on features you won’t even use.

The PSVR 2 is anticipated to launch in 2023, however neither its precise release date nor its price have been announced. We do know that it will debut with more than 20 titles, and that Horizon: Call of the Mountain will be one of them.

As soon as we learn more about the PSVR 2, we’ll let you know. Watch this space, then.


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