PlayStation VR Is Getting a Revamped Headset

PlayStation VR Is Getting a Revamped Headset

Sony has quietly announced a new model of the PSVR, complete with new features.

The updated Processor Unit supports HDR pass through so that users can watch HDR-compatible content on their TV without having to disconnect their Processor Unit that lives between the PS4 console and the TV.

PlayStation has revealed a new VR headset that sees small, but positive, changes made to its headset. The previous PS VR's model number is CUH-ZVR1, and the new PS VR's model number is CUH-ZVR2.

Because the cables of CUH-ZVR1 and CUH-ZVR2 are different, you can not swap the Processor Units.

Don't expect this to be the last time Sony updates the PS VR.

Here's everything you need to know about Sony's virtual reality headset, from price and features to its growing lineup of immersive games. For users of the old PSVR, headphones had to be connected via a 3.5mm port on the side of the remote some way down the cable.

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As well as this, model number CUH-ZVR2 will come with an updated Processor Unit that supports HDR pass through. It'll remain compatible with all PS VR games and peripherals.

Generally speaking, this isn't the most exciting refresh in the world, but it certainly looks to rectify some of the slight design issues we experienced when testing the original headset a year ago. In Canada, the base PlayStation VR bundle starts at $549.99.

If I already own a PS VR, can I swap out my old Processor Unit with the updated one? Sony also hasn't mentioned if they will accept trade-ins for the new headset.

Pricing will remain unchanged, so assuming the headset comes to the United Kingdom, you'll be able to pick one up for £349.

We've reached out to Sony to confirm that this new model will also be making its way to the US, Europe and other parts of the world soon.