After more than a year of waiting, Sony finally showed the PSVR 2 headphone design – and it’s not a dramatic change from what we’ve seen before. However, there’s an unexpected addition to the company’s next headset: a vent port.
The new PSVR 2 headset, which is based on PSVRIf it’s thinner and slightly lighter than the previous device, it also includes built-in ventilation to keep you from getting excessively sweaty during intense Beat Saber sessions.
If you’re the type to easily exercise when immersed in the world of VR, this aperture can keep the PSVR 2’s lenses from fogging up and hopefully make using the device more bearable in the summer months.
On a publish on the PlayStation Blog, Sony Interactive Entertainment Senior Art Director Yujin Marisawa explained why the vent port was such an important addition that the team wanted to implement.
“When I started working on the design of the PlayStation VR2 headset, one of the areas I wanted to focus on first was the idea of creating an vent in the headset to let air out, similar to the vents on the PS5 console that allow airflow,” said Marisawa. -san. “Our engineers came up with this idea as a good way to allow ventilation and prevent the lenses from fogging 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 that there is a small gap between the top and front surface of the oscilloscope which contains the integrated vent. I am very proud of how this turned out and the positive feedback that received so far. I hope our PlayStation fans agree too, and I can’t wait for them to try it out.”
Sony also said that the PSVR 2’s headset design is similar to that of its first VR headset, as the company has had a lot of “positive feedback on the ergonomics of the first PSVR headset.” In PSVR, the headband is again adjustable and you can now adjust the scope area closer or further away from your face. There’s also a lens adjustment dial that lets you match the distance of the lens between your eyes to optimize your vision.
The headset’s black and white aesthetic matches that of the PS5with rounded edges similar to those of the DualSense Controller and the Wrist 3D headphoneso it should match your existing setup fine as long as you haven’t changed the Covers for PS5 or took one of the many new color controllers.
Analysis: Will we see PSVR 2 this year?
Now we have one of the last pieces of Sony’s PSVR 2 puzzle: a look at the design of the headset. Sony started by showing off the PSVR 2 Sense Controllerswhich appears to be a dramatic improvement over the PlayStation Move wands, and later shared the device’s impressive specs on CES 2022.
Sony aims to release the PSVR 2 by the end of 2022, depending on whether it can overcome the ongoing supply issues created by the global semiconductor crisis. With PS5 consoles still hard to come by, the idea of Sony selling a peripheral for hardware that millions can’t afford might seem a little gross, but the Japanese company clearly believes in virtual reality and wants to get its headset on the market sooner or later. later .
This makes sense considering how much VR is in the public eye right now with the metaverse, in particular, a growing trend in space. VR headsets like the Oculus Quest 2which is now called Meta Quest 2 after Facebook’s rebrand has also become more popular in recent years, so Sony hopes to be able to make its second foray into VR more substantial.
The first game for PSVR 2 has already been announced – a spin-off for Forbidden West Horizon called Horizon Call of the Mountain – but we still don’t know how much Sony’s new headset will cost. Hopefully, we’ll get that final information soon, along with a firm release date.