Sony has offered a first look at the PlayStation VR2 headset, which has been designed to match the look of the base PS5.
Revealed on the PlayStation Blog, Sony senior vice president of platform experience, Hideaki Nishino explained that the look of PSVR 2 was inspired by the curved, white and black look of the PS5 and its other peripherals, but the headset itself was designed to match the “orb” look of the previously revealed Sense VR controllers – which themselves have been updated to match the PS5 color scheme.
Nishino went into more specific detail, saying that a key to the design is immersion, “to the point where you almost forget you are using a headset or controller.” VR2 retains a balanced weight and adjustable headband, but adds a lens adjustment dial, a slimmer headset, and a reduced weight.
The headset will also include a vent to allow for airflow and stop lens fogging. As previously announced, the headset will also include a motor to provide rumble feedback. The adjustable scope and headphone jack will remain in the same positions as on the original PSVR.
We’ve now learned what the headset and controllers look like, had the PSVR 2 name confirmed, and heard about its first exclusive game, Horizon Call of the Mountain, but we stil ldon’t have an official release date – although previous reports pegged it as holiday 2022.
We’ve also learned its specs, and stacked it up against the original PSVR, Oculus Quest 2, and Valve Index. You can check out our comparison chart below: