The PlayStation VR: The Ultimate FAQ has been updated on the PlayStation Blog today, and we are going to have a hardware update to the PSVR soon. Model CUH-ZVR2 will have a new processor that will allow HDR pass through “without having to disconnect the Processor Unit in between the TV and the PS4 system. This function can be used only when the VR headset is turned off.” The new design will also enable “the stereo headphone cables to be integrated with the VR headset and a slimmer, streamlined connection cable.”
If you have the current PSVR, you will not be able to switch to the new processing unit, because the cabling is not compatible. As long as the experience is the same, and Sony does not create two tiers of performance (outside the PS4 and PS4 Pro differences) for PSVR, we can live with that.
On the plus side, the PSVR had a price drop on the bundles not too long ago, and the price for the new hardware will be the same as the existing units. If these changes have been the only thing holding you back, welcome to your VR future.
We do not have a release date yet, but we would expect to see something soon. Maybe it will be part of Sony’s Paris Games Week announcements at the end of the month.
Jason became terminally addicted to videogames after receiving the NES at an early age. This addiction grew to include PC gaming and was cemented with the launch of the PS2. From then on, he was afflicted with epic RPGs, tense shooters, and deep strategy games, never becoming skillful, but never able to quit. He continues to play games (poorly) and share his passion for them to anyone willing to listen.