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5 Realistic Things to Expect from Sony in 2018

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5 Realistic Things to Expect from Sony in 2018

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New PSVR Headset Model

PSVR, cinematic mode

If one thing’s definitely for certain in 2018, it’s that Sony’s PlayStation VR headset will be getting a new and improved model sometime towards the end of the year. Following in the footsteps of other VR devices on the market right now like the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive, this isn’t completely unexpected considering how rapidly the industry grows in terms of innovation every year and how Sony itself explicitly mentioned last October that it plans to “continue to promote further expansion and diffusion of PSVR.” On top of that, Sony Interactive Entertainment America President Shawn Layden has stated that “the best is yet to come” for the device.

The version available for purchase right now, eloquently named “model number CUH-ZVR2,” features an upgraded processor that enables HDR passthrough, giving users the ability to watch HDR content on their TVs without first needing to unplug their headsets. It also integrates the unit’s stereo headphone cables directly into the device, meaning there are less wires involved to complicate the process. Expect only a few slight improvements in this vein when a new model gets announced in 2018. A completely new hardware upgrade may be in store given PSVR’s success so far, though fans likely won’t see it this year.

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