After having announced PS VR2 earlier this year, Sony has finally revealed the headset design of the new VR headset. The design language of the headset is consistent with bot the new PlayStation VR2 Sense controller as well as the PS5 and Dualsense.
Hideaki Nishino, Senior VP of Platform Experience at SIE explains that the headset has a similar shape as the PS VR2 Sense controller, taking on a “matching orb look”. The circular shape represents the 360-degree view that players feel when they enter a Virtual Reality world.
Nishino, in the same PlayStation Blog post, shared more insight into the design of the new VR headset, explaining there was more emphasis on adding roundness to the design. This is mainly because the headset is meant to have constant human contact, similar to the rounded edges of the Dualsense Controller and Pulse 3D headset.
SIE Finally Reveals Design of the PlayStation VR2 Headset
SIE reiterates that the headset was designed with close attention to ergonomics to ensure a comfortable feel for a variety of head sizes. The first PS VR carefully balanced the headset weight and had a simple, adjustable headband, which was retained in the design of the PlayStation VR2.
The headset will also come with an adjustable scope, which places the scope area closer or further away from the face. The headset will also come with the position of the stereo headphone jack in the same place as the original PS VR.
New features include a lens adjustment dial, so users will have an additional option to match the lens distance between their eyes to optimize their view. The headset will also be slimmer and lighter as compared to the PS VR and will include a new, built-in motor for headset feedback.
SIE has not yet confirmed the release date of the VR headset but has confirmed that dev kits for the headset are already in the hands of game devs, ensuring that will be games for the headset at launch.
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