Sony to update Playstation VR with new design, improved processor unit

03 October, 2017, 01:41 | Author: Pamela Mathis
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All now available PSVR games will be compatible with this new model, and Sony says that pricing will remain the same.

Not exactly a second-generation version of its virtual reality (VR) headset which made its debut a year ago, the new PS VR is more of a smartphone-esque refresh, likely created to make the headset as appealing as possible with Xmas and the holiday season approaching. In order to distinguish between the original model (CUH-ZVR1) and CUH-ZVR2 model, the packaging will be updated to include the model number printed on the box.

The updated PlayStation VR has a model number CUH - ZVR2, which is likely to hit the market of Japan on October 14th.

Are the PS VR games I already own compatible with the new model? Although, the VR headset will still need to be turned off. Sony also mentions that the updated Processor Unit is not compatible with current PS VR models because the cables are different.

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We've reached out to Sony to confirm that this new model will also be making its way to the US, Europe and other parts of the world soon.

The machine also comes with a "slimmer, streamlined" connection cable, no doubt useful when it has to drape down your back. The headset itself will not display HDR, however, and so HDR is only passed through when the unit is in standby. This is the second edition of the PlayStation VR, which offers an improved build quality, new design as well as the powerful camera.

PlayStation owners who are wondering how to afford the upcoming plethora of games for the console can now rest, as Sony has unveiled a PlayStation gamer credit card. However, the company does say pricing will remain the same.

Aside from the increased number of points that players will get when shopping on the PSN Store, their first purchase will net them $50 worth of store code.

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