The future of VR on PlayStation 5 is slowly starting to come together. After the initial announcement of the PlayStation VR2 earlier this year, we have been slowly getting more and more information about the technical aspects of the headset. As well as looks at some of the software such as Horizon: Call of The Mountain which looks to bring unique first-party experiences to the next generation PlayStation headset. While the headset currently does not have an official release date, today we got some more interesting details about the physical aspects of the headset itself.
PlayStation VR2 Puts Comfort First
In a blog post released earlier today, we got our first look at the PlayStation VR2 headset and some of the unique physical features of the headset. It appears that PlayStation took a lot of feedback from the original PSVR to heart, as comfort and ergonomic designs were a front and center focus for the headset. Hideaki Nishino who is the Senior Vice President of Platform Experience at PlayStation stated that “Our goal is to create a headset that will not only 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. That’s why we paid very close attention to the ergonomics of the headset and conducted extensive testing to ensure a comfortable feel for a variety of head sizes.” This addresses one of the major complaints some PlayStation fans had in regards to the original PSVR headset.
There are additional features that have been added to the PlayStation VR2 such as a lens adjustment dial. This will allow players to adjust the lens distance between their eyes for a more customizable experience. The addition of an integrated vent design is a huge step forward for the headset, as this feature will remove the potential for lens fog. If players feel overheated while playing VR this ventilation feature might just help keep things a little bit cooler as well. It was also revealed that like with the Dualsense controller, there are tiny PlayStation symbols added to the front and back band of the PlayStation VR2 headset. This adds not only a little bit of cool fan service and branding but also a textured feel to the headset itself. Hopefully, we won’t have to wait too long to get our hands on the next generation in PlayStation VR.
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