Sony Interactive Entertainment has shown a first look at PlayStation VR2, the new virtual reality glasses for PS5. The Japanese company has used its official blog to present the appearance of the device, although they have not yet shared the launch date or its official price. In addition to the hardware itself, they have also presented the controls.
“Today I am especially delighted to reveal the stunning new design of our next-generation VR headset, PlayStation VR2,” said Hideaki Nishino, the company’s senior vice president. According to the manager, the Sense controls already appear with their final design. “You will notice that the PS VR2 glasses have a similar shape” to the controls. “The circular orb shape represents the 360 ??degrees that players will perceive when they access the virtual world.”
Comments Nishino that the design is also inspired by the look of the rest of the PlayStation 5 family. “When our design team created the PS5 console, they also had the next-generation VR headset in mind, so that you will notice some similarities in appearance”. The console has “flat edges”, while PS VR2 has a rounded shape because “it is intended for constant use”, similar “to the rounded edges of the DualSense controller and 3D headsets”.
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The importance of ergonomics
The main goal is to design a headset that is attractive for the “decoration” of the living room, while keeping players immersed in a game world. “We pay close attention to the ergonomics of the helmet and conduct extensive testing to ensure a comfortable feel for a wide range of head sizes.” VR glasses have an adjustable viewfinder, “which places the viewing area closer or further from the face.”
Comfort has been one of the important aspects, so they have added new features such as a lens adjustment dial. The slimmer design and “slight weight reduction” contribute to that goal.” We integrated a new ventilation design into the PS VR2 headset that we think users will enjoy. Yujin Morisawa, Senior Art Designer at SIE, led the PS VR2 headset design and explains why this is hands down his favorite part of the design,” he added.
“When I started working on the design of the PlayStation VR2 headset, one of the areas I wanted to focus on first was the idea of ??creating a vent in the headset to let air out, similar to the vents on the headset. of the PS5 console that allow air flow. Our engineers came up with this idea as a good way to allow ventilation and prevent lenses from fogging up as gamers immerse themselves in VR games,” says Morisawa.
The creative worked “on many design concepts to achieve this and in the final design you can see that there is a bit of space between the top and front surface of the visor which contains the integrated ventilation “.
Horizon Call of the Mountain is the first game announced for PS VR2. Development kits are already in the hands of developers.
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