Today, PlayStation gave VR fans a first look at the headset design for the PlayStation VR2, along with the final design for the PS VR2 Sense Controller.
Both the PS VR2 headset and controller feature a rounded, orb-like shape, which was intentional, according to PlayStation’s Senior Vice President of Platform Experience, Hideaki Nishino. “The circular orb shape represents the 360-degree view that players feel when they enter the virtual reality world, so this shape captures it nicely,” said Nishino on the PlayStation Blog.
The design of both PS VR2 devices was also partially influenced by the look of the PlayStation 5 and its DualSense Controller. “The PS5 console has flat edges as it is meant to be displayed on a flat surface, while there was more emphasis on adding roundness to the design of PS VR2 headset since it is meant to have constant human contact, similar to the rounded edges of the DualSense controller and Pulse 3D headset.”
“Our goal is to create a headset that will not only become an attractive part of your living room decor, but will also keep you immersed in your game world, to the point where you almost forget you are using a headset or controller,” Ninshino continues. “That’s why we paid very close attention to the ergonomics of the headset and conducted extensive testing to ensure a comfortable feel for a variety of head sizes.”
The PS VR2 headset will be slimmer, more lightweight, and will have an adjustable lens that allows users to customize the lens distance between their eyes for optimal viewing. What’s more, the PS VR2 headset will feature air vents near the top that help prevent the lenses from fogging up during use.
PlayStation initially revealed the specifications and features of the PS VR2 system in January alongside the announcement of one of the first games being made for PS VR2, Horizon Call of the Mountain. Be sure to check back here for more PS VR2 details.