PlayStation VR headset was launched a year ago and today, Sony has introduced a redesigned version of the device. One of the highlights of the new Sony PlayStation VR headset is that it no longer requires you to disconnect the unit to be able to view HDR content on the PlayStation 4 console. Also Read - Sony PS5 to be restocked on July 26 in IndiaAlso Read - PlayStation 5 going on a diet? Retailer leaks lightweight PS5 in works
The updated headset, codenamed CUH-ZVR2, now features the headphone jack at the back of the unit, making the whole design seamless and practical. The wiring has been integrated into the headset with the connection for enclosed stereo headphones.The connection cable to the console has also been thinned. In addition to the outer design elements, the PlayStation VR headset also gets an upgraded processor that allows HDR pass-through possible, without having to disconnect the unit, as Sony notes in its blog. ALSO READ: YouTube announces VR180 video format, ties up with LG, Lenovo to launch compatible VR cameras by end of 2017 Also Read - Xbox Series X/S could get PlayStation 5 inspired controller upgrade in future
The updated headset will be released in Japan on October 14, and it will be bundled with the PlayStation Camera. It will be priced around 44,980 Yen (approximately Rs 26,000). Sony will also be holding an hands-on event starting October 7 across Sony stores in Japan. At the event, enthusiasts can sample the latest PlayStation VR models. ALSO READ: Opera browser adds 360-degree virtual reality support in version 49
Earlier this year, Sony announced that the PlayStation VR headset crossed the one million sales milestone. The success is attributed to the range of VR content available for the headset, making the offering interesting. Secondly, the pricing of the PlayStation VR is competitive as compared to offerings such as the HTC Vive and Facebook Oculus Rift.