PSVR 2 does not have backwards compatibility for PSVR games
PSVR 2 is Sony’s next VR headset, and unfortunately gamers won’t be able to launch original PSVR games using the new product.
In an episode of the Official PlayStation Podcast (first spotted by nibel), SVP of Platform Experiences Hideaki Nishino has explicitly stated that there will be no backwards compatibility for PSVR games on the PSVR 2.
“PSVR games are not compatible with PSVR 2 because PSVR 2 is designed to truly deliver a next-gen VR experience,” Nishino said. “PSVR 2 has much more advanced features like all new controller haptic feedback, adaptive triggers, inside-out tracking, eye tracking and 3D audio. games for the PSVR 2 require a totally different approach than the original PSVR.”
PSVR 2 was first announced in 2021 and backwards compatibility is a long-standing issue, something Sony has avoided answering so far. There is no official launch date for PSVR 2, but it is confirmed to arrive in 2023. Pricing for PSVR 2 is also not known at this time.
PSVR 2 is launching with a number of titles including the recently announced Star Wars: Tales from a Galaxy as well as Resident Evil Village.
For more information, you can check out our hands-on impression of the PSVR 2 and everything we know about the PSVR 2.
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