Sony will update PlayStation VR headset with HDR passthrough support

A slightly redesigned version of Sony’s PlayStation VR headset is in the works. The new hardware, which will have the model number CUH-ZVR2 (the current version has the model number CUH-ZVR1) will have a few minor changes and improvements.

The current version of the PSVR includes headphones which connect to a 3.5 mm port located on the side of the inline “remote.” The new CUH-ZVR2 model will integrate those headphone cables with the headset itself, and will also have a slimmer connection cable. Furthermore, the Processor Unit inside the headset has also been updated in the new model. For people who own an HDR-compatible television, this new model will let them watch HDR-based videos and games from their PlayStation 4 console on their TV without the need to disconnect the PSVR Processor Unit. This new feature can also only be used when the PSVR headset is turned off.

There’s some bad news if you already own the current CUH-ZVR1 PSVR model. You won’t be able to switch from that version’s Processor Unit to the one found on the CUH-ZVR2 model, because the cables on each one will be different.  There’s no word on when the new model will go on sale, but the price will remain the same. In addition to showing the new model number, the packaging for the new version will also feature a picture of the PSVR that shows off the integrated headphones.

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