Sony updates PS VR in Ja­pan

A re­fresh for Sony’s VR hard­ware

PlayStation Official Magazine (UK) - - THE BIG 10 -

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.

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