PlayStation VR’s External Processor: What You Need To Know
Sony has revealed that PlayStation VR will come with an external processing box that will connect to your PlayStation VR headset and the PS4.
Eurogamer reports that the processing box is approximately 140x140x35mm and the comes with a 12v power supply (though this could potentially change prior to release).
The back of the PlayStation VR’s external processing unit includes the power input, HDMI input and HDMI output, which is used for social screen functionality (in other words, what people see on the TV), and a USB port that connects to the PlayStation 4.
On the front of the box, you will find dual outputs to the PlayStation VR headset.
The external processing box has allegedly increased in size from earlier models, likely reflecting some of the improvements Sony has made to PlayStation VR over time, such as when it moved to a 120Hz OLED panel.
Having a relatively large processing box to go along with the PlayStation VR headset doesn’t make us particularly optimistic when it comes to the yet to be revealed price of PlayStation VR.