Sony announces subtly redesigned PS VR headset

New Play Station VR Headset Announced

Posting on the PlayStation blog, Sony revealed that the new model number CUH-ZVR2 features an updated design that enables the stereo headphone cables to be integrated with the headset.

Today Sony Interactive Entertainment announced that the PlayStation VR will get a hardware update bringing some improvements to the cabling and to the processor unit. For instance, the old one's model number CUH-ZVR1, and the new one is CUH-ZVR2. Nothing major, then, though with PSVR only a year old Sony would be hard pressed to implement major new features that would require early adopters to update. However, the experience is not complete until you buy the PS VR headset because it takes gaming to the next level by immersing you into the world the designers have created.

Sony has confirmed via its USA blog that the PlayStation VR unit is getting a minor hardware update.

Anyone who owns a PSVR headset already will be sad to learn that it's not possible to swap Processor Units with the new model. The packaging for the refreshed headset will also be slightly different, with a new product image that shows the changes. The new Sony PlayStation VR comes with updated PSVR Processor Unit.




The connection cable is said to be slimmer than the original with reduced weight. Still, we'd love to see some improved tracking for the headset's 180 degree single-camera solution, or some improved motion controllers.

Here's the best part: you can watch all the fun from the comfort of your home, office or... home office, via playstation.com/pgw, Twitch, YouTube, and Facebook. In Canada, the base PlayStation VR bundle starts at $549.99.

All PSVR games will, however, work across both models and pricing will remain the same.

The new processor unit having HDR passthrough means this will no longer be necessary.

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