Sony announces new PlayStation VR Headset with minor improvements

Sony launches a new model of the PS VR, but is it worth the upgrade?

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Highlights

    • Changes made to the PS VR are minor hardware improvements
    • The new model number is CUH-ZVR2
    • Now features slimmer cables and better earphone integration

Sony on Monday launched its new and updated PlayStation VR headset for gaming. The company says that it has improved on the improved on the existing PlayStation VR design in several ways, however, we do feel that none of the improvements is significant enough to upgrade your old unit. Sony has only showcased the product and it is yet to receive a release date. The company announced the PS VR in an update to its PS VR FAQ on their official PlayStation blog.

Sony PlayStation Controller

“A hardware update to PlayStation VR is being prepared. The new version, model number CUH-ZVR2, features an updated design that enables the stereo headphone cables to be integrated with the VR headset and a slimmer, streamlined connection cable. There’s also an updated Processor Unit that supports HDR pass through, enabling users to enjoy HDR-compatible PS4 content on a TV without having to disconnect the Processor Unit in between the TV and the PS4 system. This function can be used only when the VR headset is turned off,”
wrote Sony, in a blog post on the PlayStation blog.

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In India, the company recently announced that they will be reducing the price of the PlayStation VR and the PS4 in India. The PS VR is now available for Rs. 37,990 for the whole kit including PS VR headset, cables, demo disc, and the PS4 camera. Previously it was priced at Rs. 41,990. The company hasn’t yet announced the new device in India and it is currently unknown as to when it will become available here.