Following various details about the upcoming next-gen VR system, Sony has now shared a first look at the new design for the PlayStation VR2.
Draped in white and black accents to match the current look and feel of the PlayStation 5, the PlayStation VR2 headset will follow the “orb” design that the VR2 Sense Controllers will have. This design philosophy was envisioned even during the creation of the console, which features adding “roundness” that’s meant to be in constant human contact, similar to the DualSense and Pulse 3D headset.
Senior Vice President of Platform Experience Hideaki Nishino explains further in the PlayStation Blog that the design is meant to “become an attractive part of your living room decor, but will also keep you immersed in your game world, to the point where you almost forget you are using a headset or controller.” The team put careful attention to the ergonomics, which carefully balances the weight of the headset to provide a comfortable experience.
A lens adjustment dial has been added to the PlayStation VR2 headset, allowing players to match the lens distance between their eyes for further view optimization. Additionally, the headset has a slimmer design and will weigh less compared to the first headset.
One interesting aspect of the latest headset is the new vent design, which Senior Art Director Yujin Morisawa is particularly proud of, saying that “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.“
To top it off, the tiny PlayStation symbols scattered around the DualSense controller and the PS5 cover plates are also present in the PlayStation VR2.
Are you excited about this new VR headset for your PS5?