The word on the social media street is that the next-generation PSVR headset will go into production soon. Speculation stems from a Chinese supply chain source, who claims a company named Goertek has landed the contract. The firm previously partnered with PlayStation on its original virtual reality headset, and supplies components for the PlayStation 5 as well.
While the source is somewhat wishy-washy – we’ve been unable to independently verify the information for ourselves – Goertek is enjoying record share prices, partly due to its collaboration with Meta on the Quest 2 headset. This is despite ongoing semi-conductor shortages around the world, so the results are impressive.
The firm expects to post similar results in 2022, with one “major Japanese” partner expected to ship around “one to two million” next-generation VR headsets later this year. This is almost certainly referring to PlayStation, and gives us a rough indication of how many units the platform holder plans to prepare for launch.
It makes sense that the new PSVR headset would be getting ready for mass production if it is still targeting a release this year, so there isn’t really much substance to this story beyond things perhaps progressing as planned. We previously heard from development sources that a full reveal is scheduled for the start of this year, and that’s still the case as far as we’re aware.