Sony Interactive Entertainment has unveiled the PlayStation VR 2 headset and the final design of the Sense controller which was first revealed in January. The Sense headset and controllers have been designed to match, giving what Sony calls an “orb” look that represents the 360 degree view gamers will get. The design was also partly inspired by the PlayStation 5 and its peripherals, if that’s not obvious enough.
What we know about the PSVR 2 headset
According to senior vice president Hideaki Nishino, Sony conducted extensive testing to ensure the headset was comfortable for different head sizes. The ergonomic design has apparently received a lot of positive feedback and, like the original, comes with an adjustable headband and manageable weight. The headset also features a familiar adjustable reach and headphone jack placement.
As for what’s new, the PSVR 2 headset has a new lens adjustment feature that allows gamers to optimize their view. Despite the presence of a built-in motor for feedback, the weight of the device has been slightly reduced compared to the original. “It was quite a challenge to create a slimmer design with new features added to improve our first helmet, but our design and engineering teams proved it was possible when we saw the final design!” Nishino wrote. There is also a new vent design which is best explained by its lead designer, Yujin Morisawa:
When I started working on the PlayStation VR2 headset design, one of the areas I wanted to focus on first was the idea of creating a vent in the headset to let air out, similar to the vents in the PS5 console that allows air circulation. Our engineers came up with this idea as a good way to allow ventilation and prevent the lens from fogging up while gamers are immersed in their VR games. I worked on many design concepts to achieve this, and in the final design you can see that there is a small gap between the top surface and the front surface of the bezel which contains the integrated ventilation. I’m really proud of how it turned out and the positive feedback I’ve received so far. I hope our PlayStation fans will also agree, and I can’t wait for them to try it out.
Last but not least, like the PS5 and its peripherals, the PSVR 2 features thousands of tiny PlayStation symbols in the front and back bands of the headset.
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[Source: PlayStation Blog]