Sony said that the updated Processor Box is not compatible with existing PSVR HMDs because the revised version features a slim data cable with, presumably, a new plug.
Sony is launching a new, updated PlayStation Virtual Reality (PS VR) headset.
The new Sony PSVR will be sold at the same price as the current CUH-ZVR1 model. The new Sony PlayStation VR comes with updated PSVR Processor Unit. All PlayStation VR headset games will be compatible with the new model and it will be priced as $398 US. All of them work with both versions of the headset, and include games like Batman: Arkham VR, Resident Evil 7: Biohazard and Star Trek: Bridge Crew. Those wishing to get the HDR pass through functionality will have to upgrade to the new PlayStation VR.
The company has not announced the release date of the updated PlayStation VR headset.
The updated headset will also have a new Processor Unit which offers HDR pass-through. Sony also hasn’t mentioned if they will accept trade-ins for the new headset.
Sony hasn’t revealed when the new headset will be released, but we can expect it will make its debut before the Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales.
Yesterday, Sony Interactive Entertainment has changed the model number of the Jet Black PS4 Pro in Japan from CUH-7000 to CUH-7100 as discovered by the Japanese website 4Gamer.
The revised headset will launch in Japan later this month before heading to North America at “a later date”. The PlayStation VR headset with the PlayStation Camera bundle will be available for about ¥44,980 (around $400). Though the upcoming model only has a few differences over the old one, said tweaks do solve two pretty annoying problems. These are small quality of life changes as opposed to the total hardware shakeups that some may have been looking forward to.