Sony updates PlayStation VR headset with integrated headphones, HDR passthrough


Sony has quietly revealed that there will be an updated PlayStation VR headset.

In partnership with Capital One, Sony will be introducing its new PlayStation credit card for all fans of the gaming console.

All PlayStation VR headset games will be compatible with the new model and it will be priced as $398 US.

Models of the PS VR bearing the CUH-ZVR2 number will have the updated features and design, with Sony planing on making the packaging different so that people can tell it apart from its predecessor. With the integration of the headphone cables, it means there are less cables hanging around while the user is moving. Aside from functioning like a regular credit card, it will also give other exclusive bonuses like Sony reward points and PlayStation Store credit. The new model, sporting model number CUH-ZVR2, won't be a top-to-bottom revamp of the PlayStation VR. All of them work with both versions of the headset, and include games like Batman: Arkham VR, Resident Evil 7: Biohazard and Star Trek: Bridge Crew. That being said, the PlayStation VR headset will still need to be turned off.

It's not yet clear whether the new model will come to Europe and Australia; Sony's announcement blog only mentions North America and no such announcement has been made on Sony's European or Australian channels. We will keep an eye on the new product and let you know as soon as we find out more about its global launch.

In addition, the connection cable will be slimmer and more streamlined, reducing the weight and drag of the existing leads.

Pricing of PSVR and its various bundles will remain the same when the new version begins rolling out. For starters, the kit's processor unit now allows for high dynamic range (HDR) passthrough. This is the second edition of the PlayStation VR, which offers an improved build quality, new design as well as the powerful camera.