PlayStation VR 2 Won’t Automatically Work With Older PSVR Games


The PlayStation VR 2, Sony’s long-expected VR headset for the PlayStation 5, isn’t arriving until 2023. We know a lot about the headset and some of its games, and have even played it for hours. We also now know that older PSVR games won’t be compatible with it. Not unless the older games have some sort of PSVR 2 update, at least.

Sony’s Official PlayStation Podcast confirmed the news in an interview with the SVP of Platform Experience on the PSVR 2, Hideaki Nishino.

“PSVR games are not compatible with the PSVR 2 because PSVR 2 is designed to deliver a truly next-gen VR experience,” Nishino says. “PSVR has much more advanced features like an all-new controller with haptic feedback and adaptive triggers, inside-out tracking, eye tracking, 3D audio, and 4K HDR. This mean developing games for PSVR 2 requires a whole different approach than the original PSVR.”

PlayStation VR 2 Won't Automatically Work With Older PSVR Games 1


Now playing:
Watch this:

I Tried Out Sony’s Upcoming VR Headset on the PlayStation…



12:09

The original PlayStation VR has a completely different tracking system, using an external camera instead of the built-in headset cameras the PSVR 2 uses. The controllers are new, too, and have barely anything in common with the older PlayStation Move wands the PSVR used. These could indeed be the biggest reasons why original PSVR games won’t be compatible.

Hopefully, Sony will enable ways for older games to update easily for the new hardware: Meta did that for older Oculus Go and Quest games that migrated or got enhanced for the Quest 2. Even though plenty of new PSVR 2 games could be arriving, there are already hundreds of still very good games that could be stranded… and that would help the PSVR 2 catalog feel bigger by the time the headset arrives.

Related Posts

Disney Plus Relaunches on PS5, With Support for 4K HDR Playback

If you’ve been lamenting the quality of the 1080p stream of your favorite Disney Plus Star Wars and Marvel shows on your PS5, your time to celebrate has come….

Cyberpunk 2077 Sequel, New Witcher Game Are in the Works

Cyberpunk 2077 is getting a sequel, publisher CD Projeckt Red revealed in a tweet Tuesday. The company gave the new entry into the sci-fi franchise the codename Project Orion. …

‘Dead Space’ Trailer Reveals Remake’s Spooky Gameplay

EA got the Halloween season going on Tuesday, with a trailer showing gameplay of its upcoming Dead Space remake. It hits PS5, Xbox Series X|S and PC…

Best Xbox Series X and Series S Controllers for 2022

There’s a lot of variety when it comes to trying to find the best Xbox gaming controller for the Xbox Series X or S. Size, features and…

When Does Overwatch 2 Launch? How to Get Started

Overwatch servers closed down on Monday, Oct. 3 as Blizzard prepares to launch Overwatch 2 on Tuesday, Oct. 4. The new game is long-awaited sequel to the…

Nintendo Pictures Officially Launches Ahead of First ‘Super Mario Bros.’ Movie Trailer

Nintendo has formally launched its new animation subsidiary, Nintendo Pictures. Previously known as Dynamo Pictures, the animation studio was acquired by Nintendo in July, with the deal…