Hor on the heels of their CES PS VR2 showcase, Sony has now revealed what the final design for the PlayStation VR2 headset will look like.
Over on the PlayStation Blog, Hideaki Nishino, Senior VP for Platform Experience, gave us some more details as well as our first look at Sony’s next-generation VR headset.
The first thing to notice about the new PS VR2 headset is its similar ‘orb’ shape to the PS VR2 Sense controller. The circular orb shape represents the 360-degree view that players feel when they enter the Virtual Reality world according to the blog post.
The PlayStation VR2 headset design was also inspired by the PS5 console and PS5 accessories, Nishino says. There was more emphasis on adding roundness to the design, similar to the roundness found on the DualSense controller.
Another great addition to the design of the PlayStation VR2 is the inclusion of a vent on the ehadset. Anyone who has ever played PS VR will attest to the fact that your head gets damn hot and sweaty while playing. So a vent to keep your noggin cool is certainly a welcome addition.
“When I started to work on the design for the PlayStation VR2 headset, one of the areas I wanted to focus on first was the idea of creating a vent in the headset to let air out, similar to the vents on the PS5 console that allows airflow. Our engineers came up with this idea as a good way to allow ventilation and avoid having the lens fog up while players are immersed in their VR games. I worked on many design concepts to achieve this, and in the final design, you can see there is a little space in between the top and front surface of the scope that contains the integrated ventilation. I am really proud of how this turned out and the positive feedback I have gotten so far. I hope our PlayStation fans will also agree, and I can’t wait for them to try it out.“Yujin Morisawa, Senior Art Director, SIE
Another neat little design thing that Sony has added to the PS VR2 headset is the tiny PlayStation symbols that they added to the PS5 console design. There will be tiny PlayStation symbols on the front and back bands of the PlayStation VR2 headset.
To read more details on the PlayStation VR2 headset design, make sure to check out the PlayStation Blog.