Everything you want to know about the new PlayStation VR

Everything you want to know about the new PlayStation VR

Just a year after the launch of the first PlayStation VR, Sony launched an updated version with minor but important changes.

First of all, I would like to note the headphone cable, which is now integrated into the headset itself, in addition, its location has changed (now on the back), so it does not dangle like in the previous model and allows users to move freely in space. The processor module that connects the PlayStation 4 to a VR headset and TV has also been changed.

The updated headset supports HDR streaming, so you no longer need to unplug your console from the box and plug directly into your TV if you want to watch HDR content. The rest of the novelty is identical to the previous model.

While Sony does not speak about the date of the announcement, there is already information that the price will be the same as that of the previous model.

In order to understand whether it is worth getting a new product, we have compiled for you the most relevant list of questions and answers that are published on the Playstation website.

1. When will the new PS VR hit the market and how much will it cost?

The exact date of the announcement is still unknown, but there is information that the price of the updated version will be the same as that of its predecessor, so for Russia we expect a price of 23,000 rubles. It is known that the first headset will appear in Japan around October 14, after – in the United States.

As a reminder, the base model of the previous version includes a PS VR headset, headphones and cables. The manufacturer’s starting price was $ 399.99.

In addition, there is a pre-order bundle called the PlayStation VR Launch Bundle, which is priced $ 100 higher. Includes PS VR, PlayStation Camera, two PlayStation Move Motion Controllers, and PlayStation VR Worlds.

Both product packages include a CD with detailed instructions for use (also available through the PS Store).

2. How else is the new PlayStation VR different from the previous one?

First of all, pay attention to the PlayStation VR box, it is different from the previous one. Find the number on the package – CUH-ZVR2 (previous model – CUH-ZVR1).

3. If I have a previous PS VR version, can I swap the old CPU unit for the new one?

Since the CUH-ZVR1 and CUH-ZVR2 cables are different, you cannot swap the processors.

4. Will current PS VR games be compatible with the new model?

Yes, all PS VR games run with the updated headset.

5. What is the weight and dimensions of PS VR?

The weight of the novelty is 590 grams, dimensions are 27.7 * 18.5 * 18.7 cm.

6. Can I play games and watch video content on PS VR without VR?

PS VR has a feature called “Cinematic Mode” that allows users to enjoy 2D content, including games and movies, on PS4 using VR headphones.

7. When I use PS VR, will other people in the room experience what I see?

Yes, PlayStation VR displays what you see as a 2D image on your TV screen using a feature called Social Screen. It allows others to watch what is happening and in some cases even play with you.

8. How does PS VR work?

The PlayStation VR is a headset that displays a stereoscopic Virtual Reality (VR) image created with the PS4. The headset has blue LED warning lights and motion sensors that are used in conjunction with the PS camera to track the user’s head in real time. For you to interact with the virtual world, PS4 and PS cameras track the DualShock 4 controller, PlayStation Move motion controller and PlayStation VR Aim controller.

9. How many games are currently available?

More than 100 games are currently available (RIGS Mechanized Combat League, Untro Dawn: Rush of Blood, SuperHyperCube, Driveclub VR, Resident Evil 7 biohazard, etc.).

10. How do I know if a particular game is compatible with PS VR?

When buying a game from an online store, you need to pay attention to the compatibility mark.

11. How much do the games cost for the updated PS VR?

The price depends on the specific developer, but as in the previous case, the average price of one game is $ 30-50 $.

12. Will PS VR support 4K resolution?

Unfortunately, there is no need to wait for 4K resolution, the manufacturer has already officially announced this.

13. Is the updated PS VR eye-safe?

Yes. However, the manufacturer recommends taking regular breaks between games.

14. Can glasses be used with a headset?

Yes, the PS VR headset is designed to be used with vision glasses.

15. Do I need to be connected to the Internet to play?

No network connection is required unless you plan on playing online multiplayer.

16. Can PS VR be used with PCs or laptops?

PS VR is designed to work with PS4 only.

17. Can I use PS VR purchased outside of Russia?

The manufacturer recommends purchasing the PS VR in your area of ​​residence so that it can provide proper warranty service.

18. Can I take PS VR with me when traveling abroad?

Yes, as the PS VR headset is a certified device. For these purposes, the manufacturer recommends purchasing a special PS VR transport bag.

Source: Playstation

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