Sony updates PS VR in Japan
A refresh for Sony’s VR hardware
Japan is getting a brand-new, revamped PS VR headset, processing unit, and PS Move controllers. The changes can be seen as cosmetic for the most part, with a slimmer external unit, tidier cables, and built in earbuds – the earphone cable now goes up inside the headset.
However, there are some performance tweaks that catch the eye. The new processor now offers HDR ‘pass through’ so you won’t need to unplug the unit to watch HDR on your TV. It also means you can enjoy HDR content using PS VR even if your TV itself doesn’t support HDR output.
The changes are small enough to ensure current PS VR owners shouldn’t feel the need to replace their units, but significant enough to encourage new players to pick up PS VR. More so, it’s a sign Sony is digging in with VR and supporting the format.
At present there is no firm news of a UK release date. More news soon.
The classic PlayStation Move controller has been refined too. The new one is exclusive to PS4. Volume and mute controls have been integrated into the headset. They now sit below the visor. Cables to the new unit are different now too, so if you upgrade you need to go allin and replace everything.