Ponder the orb
Sony has revealed a first look at the design of its PlayStation VR2 headset. It’s sleek, and also quite orb-like. That ‘s on purpose.
In a PlayStation Blog postHideaki Nishino, Sony’s senior VP of Platform Experience says the PS VR2 headset is designed to have a similar shape to its controllers. The PS VR2 Sense controller has an orb-like shape, and the rounded edges are similar to what Sony’s done with the DualSense and Pulse headset.
It’s not just aesthetic, though. Nishino writes that Sony considered feedback on the ergonomics of the headset, working to balance the weight. There will also be a lens adjustment dial, adjustable scope, and an overall slimmer design.
Strangely enough, along with the motors and adjustments, the PS VR2 headset also has a vent. Sony senior art director Yujin Morisawa writes that he wants to create an vent in the headset, between the top and the front surface area, similar to the vent in the PlayStation 5. The idea is to allow air to vent out and prevent lenses from fogging up during play. Nice, especially for those who like to play more intense work-out games Beat Saber or Pistol WhipGeneral Chat Chat Lounge
The pre-order site for the PS VR2 went live not long after some details went live at Sony’s 2022 CES presentation. With a full headset design to show off now, pre-orders seem a little bit more solid.
As someone who already owns a headset (an Oculus / Meta Quest 2), I dig the design of the PS VR2. It seems a little bit more balanced, and the straps look pretty comfy. Even the idea of using those special Sense controllers, rather than the PlayStation Move controllers, seems interesting.
No date has been set for the launch of Sony’s second VR headset.