When January 2022 began, Sony announced the PlayStation VR 2. At the time, there were few details about the unit. It also only showed early versions of the controllers. Now a month later, Senior Vice President Hideaki Nishino took to the PlayStation Blog to reveal the full look of the PSVR 2 headset and controllers.
The PSVR 2 headset and controllers are designed to match both each other and the PS5. Specifically, here’s what Nishino had to say about the designs for both.
The design of the PS VR2 headset was also inspired by the look of the PS5 family of products. When our design team created the PS5 console, they also had the next generation VR headset in mind so you’ll notice some similarities in the look and feel. The PS5 console has flat edges as it is meant to be displayed on a flat surface, while there was more emphasis on adding roundness to the design of PS VR2 headset since it is meant to have constant human contact, similar to the rounded edges of the DualSense controller and Pulse 3D headset.
There were also details about how the PSVR 2 headset will work. It will connect via a single cord. There will also be an onboard motor for feedback. There will be a lens adjustment dial, so it can be customized for a person’s face. It is also designed to be lighter than the original PSVR.
There’s no release date for the PlayStation VR 2 yet. It is currently in development for the PlayStation 5.