PlayStation VR2 has today been officially revealed for the first time in a PS Blog article that highlights the ergonomics of its design, and a bunch of new features that should improve its overall comfort and gameplay experience. In conceptualizing the design of the hardware, PlayStation has explained that its goal was to “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.”
Perhaps the most obvious of its new features at first glance is the new orb-shaped controller layout, which not only looks exceptionally cool but should be a huge improvement over PSVR’s dated PV Move controllers. Other less obvious but notable features described in today’s article include an adjustable headband, adjustable scope, and headphone jack at the same spot as PSVR1, a new lens adjustment dial, lighter overall weight and smaller size, and an air vent to reduce lens fog.
Oh, and there’s now only a single wire between the headset and the PS5. Hallelujah!
Yujin Morisawa, Senior Art Director, SIE said in a quote included in today’s PS Blog article:
“When I started to 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 concepts 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 the integrated ventilation. 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.”
Signing off today’s article, PlayStation teased some of the new specifications and performance improvements the new model boasts, which it plans to reveal in detail at a later date. These include “stunning visual fidelity in 4K HDR and state-of-art graphical rendering, enhanced tracking such as inside-out camera tracking, new PlayStation VR2 Sense Technology features such as headset feedback, and the new, intuitive PS VR2 Sense controller that creates an incredibly deep feeling of immersion.”
Some of the new features shown in today’s reveal were requested features in Twinfinite’s recent article recapping what we think would be the most valuable to make PSVR2 a quality headset.