Sony has announced that they will be releasing a new PlayStation VR headset design. The new version, currently known as CUH-ZVR2, will feature an updated design that enables the stereo headphone cables to be integrated with the VR headset and a slimmer, streamlined connection cable according to the company.
The new model will also feature an updated processor unit that supports HDR pass through, enabling users to enjoy HDR-compatible PS4 content on a TV without having to disconnect the processor unit in between the TV and the PS4 system. This function can be used only when the VR headset is turned off.
Sony has informed us that there isn’t a specific release date in North America and will be shared at a later date. But the pricing of the PSVR headsets will remain the same which is quite nice. In addition, the packaging for PlayStation VR will have a slight change with the new model. To differentiate gen 1 from gen 2, the package will have a different model number printed on the box. As noted, the model number is CUH-ZVR2. The packaging will also feature different graphics.
Unfortunately, you will not be able to swap out the old processor unit with the updated one because the cables of CUH-ZVR1 and CUH-ZVR2 are different. But you will be able to play any PSVR games on both models. Sony has recently cut down the prices on the PlayStation VR headsets from $449 to $399 which includes the headset, camera, and the PlayStation Move controllers.
We suspect that the gen 2 PSVR model will release some time this holiday season to compete against the other companies.