The new headset comes with a new processor allowing users to watch HDR content supported by the PlayStation 4, without having to disconnect the headset from the console.
This new PSVR's model number is CUH-ZVR2, while the old one's is CUH-ZVR1.
Rather than an overhaul of the platform, this seems to be a small, incremental upgrade that will bring a new design that includes integrated stereo headphones and a brand new model number. The new design of the PlayStation VR looks absolutely stunning as you can see in the picture.
Sony will launch the updated headset on the 14th October in Japan, bundled with the PlayStation Camera for ¥44,980 ($400). However, users won't be able to just get a new processor unit for their existing headsets top achieve the same. Disappointingly, Sony have changed the cabling between the original and the updated headset meaning early adopters can not upgrade their Processor Unit and will still have to fiddle with cables to get HDR gaming. It'll remain compatible with all PS VRgames and peripherals.
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On top of that, the cable connecting the headset and the Processor unit is slimmer for better usage comfort. Although it is behind Samsung in global headset sales, it had sold a total of 519,400 units before the second quarter of 2017, capturing 24.4% of the total market share, according to IDC.
Pricing will remain unchanged, so assuming the headset comes to the United Kingdom, you'll be able to pick one up for £349. Instead, it's been tweaked to streamline the cables and add some new features to the mix.
The house of PlayStation sent in a press kit, with the first images showcasing the changes, which are visible, but only if you squint (but the fact that the images are in massively high resolution helps, I guess). In my setup, I have an HDMI splitter in-between the Pro and my TV: one cable goes into the PSVR Processor Unit and then into the TV, while the other goes directly into the TV for 4K HDR.
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