Updated PSVR Announced

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  1. Prans
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    There itself.
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    in a post update on PlayStation Blog's "PlayStation VR: The Ultimate FAQ" today, Sony announced that a "hardware update to PlayStation VR is being prepared".

    This updated PSVR's design will enable the stereo headphone cables to be integrated with the VR headset and a slimmer, streamlined connection cable. HDR pass through will also be supported thanks to an updated Processor Unit, 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. The post noted that this function can be used only when the VR headset is turned off.

    However, because the cables of CUH-ZVR1 (old version) and CUH-ZVR2 (updated version) are different, you cannot swap the Processor Units.

    As for the pricing for the PS VR bundles, it will remain the same and all PS VR games are compatible with both PS VR models.

    You can read the full post update in the source below:

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    It wont change the games being uter ugly on PSVR... PS4 (pro ? I remember its the same game for Drive club in PS4 + VR) can't run a full game perfectly with good graphics, its barely PS3 level when in VR...
    I'm more interested in the Scorpio/X VR when it will be ready, because of that beast of power it got, more suitable for VR purposes
     
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    Agreed. I'm very excited about VR, but I can't invest in something that's not quite there yet.
     
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    They should have just made the Processing Unit backwards compatible. There's literally no difference between V1 and V2 outside of slimmer cables and the integrated earphones.
     
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    You do realize the Scorpio Xbox One X isn't that much stronger than the PS4 Pro right?
    CPU 2.3GHz vs 2.13GHz. 8% stronger cpu ._. it's laughable
    6 TFLOPS, 326GB/s, 12GB GDDR5 vs 4.12 TFLOPS, 218 GB/s, 8GB GDDR5. So ~46% more TFLOPS, ~49% faster memory.
    Have M$ even come out with VR yet? I mean we know about the AR HoloLens, but they don't really have any VR. Unless they gonna support the HTC Vive or Oculus Rift.
     
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    ....46% more TFLOPS "isn't that much stronger"?
     
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    In ear phones, disgusting.
     
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    Wait so no upgraded sensors?
     
  9. nolimits59

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    You do not realise how 2 teraflops are an INSANE difference Oo, there are not only the "memory speed", it's the "graphic unit speed" its like comparing a GTX 970 to almost a GTX 1080 ! (wich is 8tflops IIRC)
    The difference there is freakin huge, its almost a generation of difference now... remember that the difference between the PS4 and the PS4 pro are 2 teraflops for the graphics...
     
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    Still trash if the CPU is the bottleneck.
     
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    So the people who bought the first model are screwed?
     
  12. Supster131

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    Screwed if they own an HDR TV, otherwise no.
     
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    Yes they are, but no more than people who bought a psp go, a psvita, an eye-toy, a ps3 move and a ps4.
     
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    Is this at all compatible with steam? I wanted to keep that in mind if it is. :unsure:
     
  15. nolimits59

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    The Xbox One CPU was way ahead the PS4 IIRC... so a buffed 8 Cores jaguar @2.3ghz is more than enough to play on 4K/VR properly with a 6tflops GPU on the side...
     
  16. HaloEliteLegend

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    Ehhhhhhhhhhhh so the base product itself is virtually unaltered? Well... okay.
    yawn... Wake me up when its 2022 and VR is cheap and hardware is actually strong enough to make it feel like a virtual reality.
     
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    Meh i will wait until it gets more games and becomes alot cheaper.
     
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    You can use TrinusPSVR if you want to use PSVR on your PC to be used with Steam.
     
  19. Xzi

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    It's there already, but only on high-end PCs. I got early bird on the Pimax 8K HMD Kickstarter (dual 4K screens with an upscaled 1440p signal) for use with my existing Vive hardware/SteamVR. Not only is the resolution much higher, but it's a 200 degree FoV vs Vive's 110. At 1440p supersampling, I already love my Vive, so I think this will blow my mind all over again.
     
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    That sounds amazing. Especially for por...ported games. Games that are ported to 8k VR. I'll have to look into it, thanks for the heads up. I'm always behind on things like this.