PSVR 2 will not help unique PlayStation VR video games, Sony admits


Whereas the early chatter about Sony’s PSVR 2 headset has been principally optimistic, there’s a little little bit of unhealthy information to report.

Sony has confirmed first-generation PSVR video games won’t be suitable with the PlayStation VR 2 headset, which works on sale in early 2023. Basically, within the fashionable parlance, which means it isn’t backwards suitable. Boo!

Talking on the official PlayStation podcast, the SVP of platform expertise Hideaki Nishino says the PSVR 2’s superior options imply video games require a special improvement method.

He mentioned (through Nibellion, h/t Engadget): “PS VR video games usually are not suitable with PS VR2 as a result of PS VR2 is designed to ship a really next-generation VR expertise.”

“PS VR2 has way more superior options, like [an] all-new controller with haptic suggestions and adaptive triggers, inside-out monitoring, eye monitoring… Video and audio are coming collectively and 4K HDR, after all. This implies creating video games for PS VR2 requires a complete completely different method than the unique PS VR.”

You may see the audio clip beneath:

That’ll be fairly disappointing to homeowners of the unique PSVR headset, who might have been hoping to get pleasure from video games they’ve bought on the brand new headset too. In the event that they want to carry on taking part in them, it’s going to imply hanging onto their unique headset, somewhat than promoting it to earn cash in the direction of shopping for the brand new one.

It additionally means avid gamers grabbing the brand new PSVR 2 headset, at any time when that arrives in early 2023, received’t have a full library of present video games to select from out of the field. A lot of excessive profile video games have been confirmed although, together with: Amongst Us, Horizon Name of the Mountain, Ghostbusters VR, No Man’s Sky, Resident Evil 4, Resident Evil Village, and Star Wars: Tales from the Galaxy’s Edge.

We’re hoping Sony will affirm a PSVR 2 value and launch date earlier than the 12 months is out.