It is only a matter of time until we see generations of virtual reality hardware. Up until now, there was no indication we would see an upgraded PlayStation VR headset. However, Sony confirmed a new model is currently in development. With an updated design and an updated processor unit, things will get a lot more interesting moving forward. Interestingly enough, the new headset will cost the same as the current generation.
Updated PlayStation VR Headset Will Cost the Same
It is rather surprising to see Sony not charging more for their revised PlayStation VR unit currently being produced. Known as the CUH-ZVR2, the new headset introduces an updated design. Stereo headphone cables can be integrated into the HMD itself, which is a nice addition. Moreover, it will have a slimmer connection cable, which can only be considered to be a good thing.
Perhaps the biggest update is how this unit will support HDR pass-through as well. Do keep in mind this function will only work with the headset being turned off. Users no longer have to turn off the PS VR processor United, though, which is another nice touch. Other than that, no major design or functionality changes have been announced. It is not a major revision by any means, but some users will certainly appreciate this revised unit.
Considering how the changes are somewhat limited in nature, the new PlayStation VR headset will cost the same as the current model. The current model will not be phased out entirely right away, though, but it will be easy to distinguish between the packaging of both units. Looking at the model number printed on the box is your best option to determine whether or not it is the revised unit. There will also be a slight variation in imagery used on the bundles and boxes to make it a bit easier for consumers.
Last but not least, all of the current and future PS VR games will be compatible with both headsets. The main difference is how the new unit will support HDR pass-through and some “cosmetic” changes, but under the hood, it largely remains the exact same. It will still be possible to watch 2D content while wearing the headset as well. The unit will be made in North America first, although no specific release dates have been announced yet.
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