PSVR 2 headset photo reveal: What Sony's PS5-ready PlayStation VR 2 looks like
Behold the PSVR 2 headset from Sony that will match you PS5 console nicely
Breaking news: The first PSVR 2 headset photos have finally been revealed, as Sony continues to prep its PS5 VR headset that’s likely to launch later this year.
While the official PSVR 2 pre-order date has yet to be disclosed, the fact that Sony is ready to show three photos of the PlayStation 5 virtual reality headset is evidence that Sony is far along in its development. The launch date for the original PSVR headset happened 13 months after Sony gave it a name – the PSVR 2 headset was officially named just a month-and-a-half ago at CES 2022, and there’s very little chance that Sony is going to wait until after Black Friday 2022 to launch this PS5 accessory.
The PSVR 2 news today means I’ll be tracking the pre-order date on Twitter sooner rather than later, just like I currently do with PS5 restock news through my PS5 restock Twitter tracker. The PSVR 2 headset will surely sell out in an instant at stores in the US, like Walmart, Best Buy, Target and GameStop when pre-orders do happen.
PSVR 2 headset design reflects the PS5
Sony’s PlayStation VR 2 headset design mimics the orb shape of the previously revealed PSVR 2 controllers. In fact, Sony Senior Vice President, Platform Experience Hideaki Nishino noted in Sony’s official PSVR 2 blog post today that the “circular orb shape represents the 360-degree view that players feel when they enter the virtual reality world.”
The PSVR 2 also takes on the default white color scheme of the PS5 console – that’s if you haven’t changed up the PS5 color with one of the new plates. PS5 accessories like the PS5 Pulse 3D headset also match in color and contoured shape.
Even if Sony can’t keep the PS5 in stock, it does a nice job at crafting the aesthetics of its video game consoles and accessories while managing to fit in an OLED screen with a powerful Quad HD resolution.
PSVR 2 headset won’t be wireless
As you can see, the PSVR 2 won’t be wireless, with a single USB-C cable pictured in the first photos of the headset. It hangs from the headband of the PSVR 2 headset in the back and, from Sony’s photos, appears to be permanently attached to the headset. You won’t be able to disconnect it.
There’s good news: unlike the original PSVR headset, this version will use a single cable instead of a complex breakout box that included HDMI and power cables in a messy design. The fact that PSVR 2 isn’t wireless today doesn’t rule out a possible fix in the future, in which a higher-grade headset could launch or a wireless PSVR 2 accessory could offer gamers a bit more freedom while keeping the initial cost low.