PlayStation Reveals First Look at PlayStation VR2 Headset
PlayStation has revealed the VR headset that will be coming to the current-gen PlayStation 5. The PlayStation VR2 system will come with the newly-revealed headset and accompanying PSVR2 Sense controllers that got a new look during the reveal as well.
PlayStation just recently shared information on the VR headset during CES 2022 and also revealed to fans that the highly-anticipated Horizon Forbidden West would be getting a PlayStation VR2 exclusive release titled Horizon: Call of the Mountain. There hadn’t been any other details in the month that followed, that is until today when the company revealed the new headset along with a detailed look at the new Sense controllers that were designed to match the look of the new PS5 console.
In today’s PlayStation Blog, they discussed Sony’s goal to create a “headset that will not only become an attractive part of your living room decor but will also keep you immersed in your game world, to the point where you almost forget you are using a headset or controller.”
Feedback on the first generation PSVR system, the PSVR2 will feature the same balanced headset weight and will include a headband that should make adjusting the headset rather easy and should provide comfort for those who want to escape into the world of PSVR2 for hours. The headset will also include a built-in motor designed for headset feedback and also includes a vent system that will prevent any fogging inside the headset. Specifically the viewable glass within it.
Sony Interactive Entertainment senior art director Yujin Morisawa says in the blog:
“When I started work on the design for the PlayStation VR2 headset, one of the areas I wanted to focus on first was the idea of creating a vent in the headset to let air out, similar to the vents on the PS5 console that allows airflow,”
“Our engineers came up with this idea as a good way to allow ventilation and avoid having the lens fog up while players are immersed in their VR games. I worked on many design concept to achieve this, and in the final design, you can see there is a little space in between the top and front surface of the scope that contains an integrated ventilitaion. I am really proud of how this turned out and the positive feedback I have gotten so far. I hope our PlayStation fans will also agree, and I can’t wait for them to try it out.”
“Other features such as the headset’s adjustable scope that places the scope area closer or further away from the face and placement of the stereo headphone jack also remain the same, so players will be familiar with it,” the PlayStation Blog reads. “For the PSVR2 headset, we took comfort a few steps further by adding new features such as a lens adjustment dial, so users have an additional option to match the lens distance between their eyes to optimize their view.”
There isn’t currently a release date for the PlayStation VR2 system, but with Sony previously stating they are aiming for a 2022 release, I expect we will be getting more information soon. Stay tuned for more updates. Check out the photos below of the new PSVR2 system:
Source: PlayStation Blog