Sony has announced that a new model of the PlayStation VR headset is on its way, set to arrive first in Japan before making its way to other territories.
The CUH-ZVR2 model (the original is designated ZVR1) features several improvements over Sony’s current virtual reality headset. According to the PlayStation Blog, the updated PSVR features stereo headphone cables that are now integrated with the headset, as well as a slimmer, streamlined connection cable to help minimize the frustration that comes along with the mess of cables on the current headset.
The new model also has an updated Processor Unit to allow for HDR pass-through capability, which means that PS4 owners can now watch HDR content on their TV without having to disconnect the VR headset (although the headset will still need to be turned off first). The new Processor Unit can only be used with the ZVR2 model and is not compatible with ZVR1, and vice versa.
According to the Japanese PlayStation website, the updated PlayStation VR will launch on Saturday, October 14 with a retail price of 44,980 yen (about $398 USD). The website also notes that Sony is “reviewing” the PlayStation Move controller and considering launching a PS4-exclusive version with a Micro-B USB connection.
There is currently no news on when the updated VR headset will make its way to the United States or other Western territories.
Source: PlayStation Blog