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Sony unveils the PlayStation VR2 headset

We already knew what the controllers are gonna look like, we know some of the specs, but actual images of the headset itself? Those have been kept under the wraps by Sony PlayStation. I’m talking about the PlayStation VR2, Sony’s way of taking Virtual Reality to the PlayStation 5. But as an official announcement draws nearer, Sony is becoming more generous. It’s even granting us a first look into the esthetic side of the headset.

In fact, Senior veep Hideaki Nishino had quite some info to share. He even went into the nitty-gritty, explaining Sony’s design choices. Stuff like its orb-like shape, which should represent the 360-degree view players get to experience.

You’ll notice the PS VR2 headset has a similar shape as the PS VR2 Sense controller, taking on a matching “orb” look. The circular orb shape represents the 360-degree view that players feel when they enter the virtual reality world, so this shape captures it nicely

“The design of the PS VR2 headset was also inspired by the look of the PS5 family of products. When our design team created the PS5 console, they also had the next generation VR headset in mind so you’ll notice some similarities in the look and feel.

The PS5 console has flat edges as it is meant to be displayed on a flat surface, while there was more emphasis on adding roundness to the design of PS VR2 headset since it is meant to have constant human contact, similar to the rounded edges of the DualSense controller and Pulse 3D headset.”

Fancy shit, right? Combine this info with features like 4K HDR, 110-degree field of view visuals with foveated rendering, and an OLED display, and things are starting to look brighter and brighter. There’s still no word on a release window yet, but that will undoubtedly hit us any time soon. I’ll let you know by that time. Pinky promise.