Sony is releasing an updated PlayStation virtual reality headset

Sony is quietly introducing a new model of the PlayStation VR, which streamlines many features from the original. With the new box users will no longer have to unhook the video feed cable to game on an HDR screen, which solves one of the main frustration points for PS4 Pro owners.

The updated PlayStation VR has a model number CUH - ZVR2, which is likely to hit the market of Japan on October 14th.

Sony also touts the new ability to follow anyone, regardless of whether you are friends (subject, of course, to individual users' privacy settings).

Sony's CUH-ZVR2 PlayStation VR headset will have a much exciting and better design as well as a slimmer connection cable wire.

Sony PlayStation VR headset that was launched a year ago is now getting an update, which brings several improvements both in its functionality as well as design. The headset does have to be turned off for the pass-through to work.

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Sony's latest firmware update for the PlayStation 4 is now available, bringing the system software to version 5.0.

Sony announced overnight that Andrew House, president and global CEO of Sony Interactive Entertainment (SIE), is stepping down from the role he has held since 2011 and will leave the company at the end of 2017. The packaging for the refreshed headset will also be slightly different, with a new product image that shows the changes.

Unfortunately, Sony didn't give out an exact release date for the new PlayStation VR headset in North America. Along with the headset, Playstation VR games also got a price cut.

The most noticeable update is that the headphones have been integrated directly into the headset.

Sources confirm that the PS VR 2 is under production and will soon be officially announced by the company. Considering the fact that, both HTC Vive and Oculus Rift requires a high-end PC to enjoy seamless VR experience.

  • Desiree Holland