Sony to launch new ‘updated’ Playstation VR headset

apanese electronics giant Sony is set to launch an updated variant of its Playstation VR headset. According to a blog post on its Playstation website, the company will release the updated VR headset in Japan on October 14. The launch date of the headset in US and other markets will be revealed later. Sony has, however, confirmed that there will be no change in the pricing of the new headset.
The post reads, “A hardware update to PlayStation VR is being prepared. The new version, model number CUH-ZVR2, features an updated design that enables the stereo headphone cables to be integrated with the VR headset and a slimmer, streamlined connection cable. There’s also an updated Processor Unit that supports HDR pass through, enabling users to enjoy HDR-compatible PS4 content on a TV without having to disconnect the Processor Unit in between the TV and the PS4 system. This function can be used only when the VR headset is turned off.”
The company has also changed the packaging of the new model. The previous PS VR’s model number is CUH-ZVR1, and the new PS VR’s model number is CUH-ZVR2. “Also, the product image on the packaging will be updated to show changes on the new model, like the integrated headphones on the VR headset,” said Sony on the blog.
Earlier this month, Sony India gave a price cut to the PS VR headset. The VR headset was launched earlier this year at Rs 41,990 but is now available for Rs 37,990. The Playstation VR headset bundles comes in with the headset, cables, demo disc and the PS4 camera needed for VR. Along with the headset, Playstation VR games also got a price cut. Some of the games whose prices have have been slashed include Battlezone, RIGS and Eve Valkyrie.

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