The first non-promotional image of Sony’s PlayStation VR 2 has been released, showing us just how streamlined the upcoming VR headset is.
Developer Bit Planet Games uploaded a photo of a PSVR 2 system on Twitter. Although the studio was quick to delete the post, likely for breaking an internal NDA with Sony, the image was reuploaded to reddit (opens in new tab).
It shows the headset alongside two PSVR 2 controllers – Sense controllers, which are designed to replace the original system’s Move gamepads. It also shows two opaque plastic bags, which appear to be just the right size to hold a USB charging cable or controller wristbands.
slim and slender
While the image itself doesn’t show the VR headset in action, it certainly clarifies the direction Sony is taking with the next system. The PSVR 2 feels just as slim and streamlined as its predecessor, and a very portable package.
Sense controllers may be bulkier than PlayStation Move sticks, but they’re not big. Even its plastic orbs look pretty thin, and the headset itself doesn’t feel bigger than the original PSVR, despite its stronger specs.
The PSVR 2 is lighter than its predecessor, and should weigh less than 600g. That puts it just above the Oculus Quest 2 (now called the Meta Quest 2), which comes in at half a pound, but far below the Valve Index of 800g.
All this means that the PSVR 2 looks like a very mobile VR console with a small form factor. That’s good news for anyone planning to move the system around their home or were worried that Sony would replicate the massive size of the PS5. Add in the rumors that it will be backwards compatible and things are looking up for PSVR 2.