Sony Slightly Improves the PlayStation VR Headset
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Sony has announced a new and improved version of the PlayStation VR headset. This latest model, which can comfortably be labelled an incremental upgrade, has a streamlined design and a new processor unit. But that’s about it. Oh, and the price is remaining the same. Which is disappointing.

The latest attempt to make virtual reality a thing has been gaining ground of late. There are now a huge variety of VR headsets available for all budgets, ranging from Google Cardboard to the Oculus Rift. And last October Sony joined the ranks with PlayStation VR available for the PS4.

Introducing the Sexy Sounding CUH-ZVR2

We’re one year on from the release of the original PlayStation VR. And Sony has taken the wraps off of the new version. The sexy sounding CUH-ZVR2 represents a slight upgrade over the original CUH-ZVR1. There’s nothing groundbreaking, but there are a couple of definite improvements.

The new design means the headphones are now less likely to get in your way. On the current model you plug the headphones into a port on the inline remote. On the new model the headphones are integrated directly into the rear of the headset. So the (now thinner) cable will hang behind you.

The new headset will also ship with an updated PS VR Processor Unit. The new unit is capable of HDR passthrough, allowing you to enjoy HDR-compatible content without having to unplug your PSVR headset. Again, it’s a small, subtle change, but one that most PS VR owners will appreciate.

There is good news and bad news for early adopters. The good news is that all PS VR games will be compatible with both models, so there’s no need to upgrade. The bad news is that the difference in cables means the old and new models are incompatible, so you cannot swap the Processor Units.

The Price Remains the Same… For Now

The updated PlayStation VR (CUH-ZVR2) will be released in Japan on October 14th priced at ¥44,980. Sony hasn’t yet announced a release date for North America and beyond, but is promising that the price will remain unchanged. So the core PS VR bundle will still set you back $399.

Do you already own a PlayStation VR headset? If so, how often do you use it? And do you consider it to have been worth the money you paid for it? Are you interested in the new PS VR headset? Or does virtual reality hold no interest for you? The comments are open below…

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  1. michael
    October 3, 2017 at 12:26 pm

    ive just bought one from brighthouse so ill be watching very closely when iy arrives in the uk, the hdr passthrough will make all the difference and yes the headphone cable is always is the way

  2. Richard
    October 2, 2017 at 10:10 pm

    I just bought a PS4Pro new a couple of weeks ago and the PSVR off of someone from Facebook Marketplace... ($225 for the PSVR with everything, what a deal! ) i've gotta say, it is the coolest gaming invention yet that I've played. it amazes me every time I put it on and play something different or something I've played before. Probably gives me a headache each time, but it's worth it... I just wish I didn't wear glasses and had contacts right now to play in... that's one thing they should try to improve on is for people that wear glasses, it can get uncomfortable... but other than that... it's awesome.
    I won't be buying the new one anytime soon though.