Sony finally reveals a first look at PSVR2. As you can see in the pictures provided below, the PSVR2 headset has an “orb” like look to it similar to the PSVR2 Sense controllers. The orb look is said to represent the 360-degree view that players feel when they enter into the virtual reality world.
It is also said that the design of PSVR2 was inspired by the PS5 family of products. You can tell by the looks of it that it fits well to with the PS5 Dual Sense controllers and PS5 3D Audio headset. It is said that when the PS5 was in development, they had the next-gen PSVR headset in mind so the similarities in the look and feel will be there.
The roundness of the PSVR2 headset was ensured as they believe that it is meant to have more human contact just like how they designed the Dual Sense controllers and PS5 3D Audio headset.
The PSVR2 headset borrows heavily from the design of PSVR but Sony has also confirmed they added new features to the headset. One feature that they indicated is the lens adjustment. This allows players to customize how far or close they are viewing the videos inside of the headset optimizing the view. This is a cool feature that I didn’t think I would have wanted but realized how important this could be in terms of depth of view. This feature alone makes the PSVR2 more superior than its predecessor.
They also integrated a vent design on to the PSVR2 headset which sounds very interesting. Yujin Morisawa, Senior Art Director at SIE who led the design of PSVR2 explains why he this is his favorite feature:
When 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 can’t wait for them to try it out.
– Yujin Morisawa, Senior Art Director, SIE
One other feature that was added was the tiny little PlayStation symbols on the front and back bands of the PSVR2 headset. This is similar to the ones they have added to the Dual Sense controllers.
A launch date is still yet to be revealed but we will surely update this site as soon as the new s arrives.