Sony Interactive Entertainment has unveiled the first look at the headset for PlayStation VR2 (or PS VR2), as well as the updated and final design image for the PlayStation VR2 Sense controller.
According to PlayStation Blog, the design of the PS VR2 headset was also inspired by the look of the PS5 family of products. The PS5 console has flat edges as it is meant to be displayed on a flat surface, while there was more emphasis on adding roundness to the design of the PS VR2 headset since it is meant to have constant human contact, similar to the rounded edges of the DualSense controller and Pulse 3D headset.
Other features such as the headsetâ€™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.
They have also added 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. It also features a slimmer design with a slight weight reduction â€“ even with the newly added features such as the new built-in motor for the headset feedback. Additionally, they have also integrated a new vent design for the PS VR2 headset.
Yujin Morisawa, Senior Art Director at SIE led the headset design of PS VR2 and explains why that is his absolute favourite part of the design:
â€œWhen 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 canâ€™t wait for them to try it out.â€
In addition, the PlayStation VR2 also features the same tiny PlayStation symbols of the PS5 DualSense to the front and back bands of the headset. Other features include 4K HDR 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.
However, there is no release date or release window yet for the PlayStation VR2.