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New PlayStation VR headset looks slick in slimmer design

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New PlayStation VR headset looks slick in slimmer design

By: - Content Strategist / @ABayleINQ
/ 06:40 PM October 03, 2017

Image: PlayStation Japan official website

Sony revealed a next-generation PlayStation VR headset which will soon enter the market.

The announcement was discreetly made through the PlayStation Blog’s Q&A section. New questions about the upcoming hardware were added along with responses.

Image: PlayStation Japan official website

According to the official statement, the new headset will have a model number of CUH-ZVR2. It will have an updated design which integrates the stereo headphones into the headset. The PS VR2 will also be slimmer and have a more streamlined cable setup than its predecessor.

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Image: PlayStation Japan official website

The newer set up has a more direct line between the headset and game console.

Image: PlayStation Japan official website

Furthermore, the new headset comes with an updated processor for handling HDR content.

Availability for North America has yet to be revealed but pricing will remain the same.

On the Japanese front, the PS VR2 has been formally announced. Sony will also be holding a nationwide roadshow starting Oct. 7 to demo the new VR headset.

Back in September, Sony released a new PS VR bundle which included the PlayStation Camera and VR headset for $399 (about P20,400). At the same time, the bundle which included two PlayStation Move controllers was repriced to $449 (almost P23,000). These two bundles became available starting Sept. 1. JB

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