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PSVR 2 looks like the most streamlined VR yet

The first image of the PSVR 2
(Image credit: Sony)
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The first non-promotional picture of Sony’s PlayStation VR 2 has been released, showing us just how streamlined the upcoming VR headset really is.

Developer Bit Planet Games uploaded a picture 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 picture has since been reuploaded to Reddit (opens in new tab).

It shows the headset alongside two PSVR 2 controllers – Sense controllers, which have been designed to replace the original system’s Move gamepads. It also shows two opaque plastic bags, which look about the right size to contain a USB charging cable or controller wrist straps.

first_real_picture_of_ps_vr2_mirror_because from r/PSVR

Slim and slender

Although the picture itself doesn’t show the VR headset in action, it certainly clarifies the direction Sony is taking with the upcoming system. PSVR 2 looks just as slim and streamlined as its predecessor, and a very portable package.

The Sense controllers might be bulkier than the PlayStation Move batons, but they’re by no means large. Even their plastic wraparound orbs look fairly slender, and the headset itself appears no bigger than the original PSVR despite its stronger specs.

The PSVR 2 is lighter than its predecessor, though, and expected to weigh less than 600g. That puts it slightly above the Oculus Quest 2 (now called the Meta Quest 2) which comes in at half a kilo, but way below the 800g Valve Index.

All of that means the PSVR 2 looks like a nicely mobile VR console with a small form factor. That’s good news for anyone who plans on moving the system around their home, or was worried Sony would replicate the gargantuan size of the PS5. Add in the rumors that it’ll be backwards compatible and things are looking up for the PSVR 2.

Callum Bains
Callum Bains

Callum is TechRadar Gaming’s News Writer. You’ll find him whipping up stories about all the latest happenings in the gaming world, as well as penning the odd feature and review. Before coming to TechRadar, he wrote freelance for various sites, including Clash, The Telegraph, and Gamesindustry.biz, and worked as a Staff Writer at Wargamer. Strategy games and RPGs are his bread and butter, but he’ll eat anything that spins a captivating narrative. He also loves tabletop games, and will happily chew your ear off about TTRPGs and board games.