PlayStation announces new VR headset

Sony has announced a new model of its PSVR headset that, while not big on headline-grabbing innovations, does contain a number on interesting new features.

The aim of the new headset seems to be one of streamlining things and removing some unsuccessful parts of the previous model rather than fully updating the VR headset.

The updated model, called CUH-ZVR2, is set to reach Japan on October 14, with a wider North American release set to follow at a date to be confirmed.

The announcement on the PlayStation site only mentions North America, so it is yet unclear how long consumers across the rest of the world will have to wait to get their hands on the new headset.

New features

Chief among the new features is the integration of stereo headphone cables into the headset itself. This reduces the amount of wiring that sticks out of the headset

Another new feature is HDR pass-through support. This means that users no longer have to disconnect the unit to view HDR-enabled content on a TV. This new function can only be used when the headset is turned off.

The cables for the updated model will different from the previous one, meaning it will not be possible swap the processor units. All PSVR will be compatible with both models.

More and more companies are starting to turn to HDR, so the need for PSVR users to disconnect their VR setup every time they wanted to access the feature was a serious potential flaw in the system.

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