We Finally Get To See It
Sony have been slowly revealing details of the PlayStation VR2 bit by bit, stringing players along in a clearly planned way. Just last month we got a variety of technical specifications and a look at the controllers. This month Sony decided to show us the actual headset.
Designed to match the style of both the PS5 and its own controllers, the PlayStation VR2 is slimmer and lighter than the original PlayStation VR. The designers wanted to create something that would look nice in your living room but also feel right at home in their overall design. At least in images it looks like they’ve succeeded and Sony promises the headset is more comfortable than the original.
Sony also seem proud of the new vent system they’ve designed for the VR2, hoping to continue making the VR system better for players. Yujin Morisawa, a senior art director at Sony who led the design of the VR2 had this to say; “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.”
As someone who spends far too much time in VR lifting the headset up slightly to clean the lenses off in the best of times, and someone who had that experience far worse with the PlayStation VR than with other headsets like the Quest, this is welcome news and does as much to excite me as everything revealed about the headset to date. We’ll have more on the PlayStation VR2 when it’s available. At the rate Sony are putting more information out we’d be surprised if the full reveal isn’t coming this year. For now, check out a trailer below for one of the only games Sony has revealed for the platform, Horizon Call of the Mountain.