PlayStation showed off the headset for the upcoming PlayStation VR2 system, along with a fresh look at the final design of the included PSVR2 Sense controller.
The company recently discussed the new virtual reality headset at CES 2022 last month, alongside news that its popular Aloy-focused Horizon lineup will be getting a PSVR2-exclusive version called Horizon : Call of the Mountain. Details about the earphones have slowly trickled out since then, but we don’t really know what the earphones will look like until today. Now, we do this:
As you can see, the PSVR2 is heavily inspired by the look and feel of Sony’s PlayStation 5, as is the included Sense controller.talk about new designs PlayStation Blog Sony said in today’s announcement that the goal was to create a headset that “will not only be an attractive part of your living room decor, but also immerse you in the gaming world so much that you almost forget you’re using it. or controller.”
Based on feedback from its first VR system, the PSVR2 will feature the same balanced headset weight and a simple and easily adjustable headband for actual wearing comfort.
“Other features, such as the adjustable range of the headset to bring the range area closer or further away from the face, and the placement of the stereo headphone jack have also remained the same so players will be familiar with it,” the PlayStation Blog wrote. “For the PSVR2 headset, we’ve further improved comfort by adding new features like the lens adjustment dial, so users can choose to match the lens distance between their eyes to optimize their field of view.”
The earphones also feature a new built-in motor responsible for earphone feedback and a ventilation system to help prevent fog from building up on the viewing glass inside the earphones.
“When I started designing the PlayStation VR2 headset, one of the first areas I focused on was creating a vent in the headset to expel air, similar to the vents on the PS5 console that allow airflow,” said Sony Interactive Entertainment Senior Art Director Morisawa Yuma wrote in his blog. “Our engineers came up with this idea as a great way to allow ventilation and avoid lens fogging when players are immersed in their VR game. To achieve this, I worked on a number of design concepts, and in the final design, you It can be seen that there is a bit of space between the top and the front surface of the scope that includes integrated ventilation. I’m very proud of how it turned out and the positive feedback I’ve gotten so far. I hope our PlayStation fans will agree too, I can’t wait I want them to try it out.”
Finally, PlayStation has revealed that, similar to the way the PS5 and DualSense controllers are engraved with the PlayStation symbol, the PSVR2 headset will contain the same symbol on both the front and back.
However, PSVR2 still doesn’t have a release date, so it’s unknown when we’ll be able to see these symbols on the headset in person.
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