Sony reportedly suspends production of PSVR 2 and turns to the PC


Inventories of the PS5 VR headset have reached an alarming level for Sony. After producing over two million copies, Bloomberg reports that Sony is suspending production in an attempt to clear stock. Launched in February 2023, this promising VR headset has steadily slumped in sales figures. The problem could lie in the weakness of the dedicated content on offer. At present, the PSVR 2 is compatible with a small handful of AAA games, including Horizon Call of the Mountain, Gran Turismo 7 and titles in the Resident Evil series. That’s pretty weak for an accessory that costs more than the PS5 itself.

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PSVR 2: PC compatibility as a lifeline

Earlier this year, Sony officially announced that the PSVR 2 goggles would be available on PCs, further confirming Sony’s desire to move closer to the PC gaming ecosystem in order to increase the profitability of its developments. But this would mean Sony titles being ported to PCs AND compatible with PSVR 2. A wise move, given the latest wave of studio layoffs at Sony. The PlayStation London studio, which spearheads the manufacturer’s VR games, has been particularly hard hit.