A new iteration of the PlayStation VR is making its way into the market, featuring a few enhancements to help improve the overall virtual reality experience.
Posting on the PlayStation blog, Sony revealed that the new model number CUH-ZVR2 features an updated design that enables the stereo headphone cables to be integrated with the headset. The connection cable has been slimmed and streamlined. In addition, the Processor Unit now supports High Dynamic Range (HDR) pass-through. In other words, users will not have to disconnect the unit in order to enjoy HDR-enabled content. Do note that the feature can only be used when the headset is switched off.
Those wondering if they can simply swap out the Process Units between the two, you cannot because of the fact that the two cables are different. All content previously released for the original model will be fully compatible with the new one as well.
The new PlayStation VR model will retail for the same price and come in slightly different packaging to differentiate itself from the older iteration. For the time being, a launch is confirmed for North America later this year but it is unknown if other territories will receive it as well. A release date should be mentioned in the days to come.
The original PlayStation VR model launched in last October. It received a price cut in North America earlier this year, and at the same time was bundled with the PlayStation Camera.