Sony's updated PlayStation VR is streamlined, supports HDR pass-through

02 Oct 2017 | Rasmus Larsen |

Sony has today announced an updated version of the PlayStation VR, which features a streamlined design. The processor unit also no longer blocks HDR between the PS4 and TV.

Updated PlayStation VR

In a surprise announcement, Sony has unveiled a refreshed version of the PlayStation VR headset. It is still fundamentally the same product but the design has been updated.

- “New version, model number CUH-ZVR2, features an updated design that enables the stereo headphone cables to be integrated with the VR headset and a slimmer, streamlined connection cable,” said Sony.

Updated PlayStation VR


Another important update is that the “processor unit” – the external control box – no longer blocks HDR between the PS4 and TV. This has been a major pain for owners of HDR-capable TVs as it has forces them to disconnect the processer unit whenever wanting to play games in HDR on the TV.

- “There’s also an updated Processor Unit that supports HDR pass through, enabling users to enjoy HDR-compatible PS4 content on a TV without having to disconnect the Processor Unit in between the TV and the PS4 system. This function can be used only when the VR headset is turned off.”

Sony has not announced a release date for the updated PS VR in the US and Europe but said that “pricing of the PS VR bundles will remain the same”. In Japan, it will be available in mid-October.


Updated PlayStation VR


PlayStation VR revision 2

Is there a new PlayStation VR model? How is it different?
A hardware update to PlayStation VR is being prepared. The new version, model number CUH-ZVR2, features an updated design that enables the stereo headphone cables to be integrated with the VR headset and a slimmer, streamlined connection cable. There’s also an updated Processor Unit that supports HDR pass through, enabling users to enjoy HDR-compatible PS4 content on a TV without having to disconnect the Processor Unit in between the TV and the PS4 system. This function can be used only when the VR headset is turned off.
When will the new PS VR model become available in North America? How much will it be?
We will share details on the launch timing in North America at a later date. The pricing of the PS VR bundles will remain the same.
How can I distinguish between the old PS VR headset and the new one when I’m purchasing?
The packaging for PlayStation VR will change slightly when the new model hits stores. To differentiate, look for the model number printed on the box. The previous PS VR’s model number is CUH-ZVR1, and the new PS VR’s model number is CUH-ZVR2. Also, the product image on the packaging will be updated to show changes on the new model, like the integrated headphones on the VR headset.
If I already own a PS VR, can I swap out my old Processor Unit with the updated one?
Because the cables of CUH-ZVR1 and CUH-ZVR2 are different, you cannot swap the Processor Units.
Are the PS VR games I already own compatible with the new model?
Yes, all PS VR games are compatible with both PS VR models.



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