The PSVR 2 is the upcoming virtual reality headset by Sony, and it is expected to be one of the best on the market once it releases. Many fans have wondered about the transition from the PSVR to the PSVR 2 and how Sony will handle the process. One of the biggest questions was whether the PSVR 2 would have backward compatibility.
SVP of Platform Service Hideaki Nishino recently addressed these questions on the official Playstation podcast. During the podcast, Nishino clearly stated that there is not going to be backward compatibility available.
Nishino discussed the topic and said, “PSVR games are not compatible with PSVR 2, because PSVR 2 is designed to truly deliver a next-generation VR experience.” He continued, “PSVR 2 has much more advanced features like all-new controller haptic feedback, adaptive triggers, inside-out tracking, eye-tracking, and 3D audio. This means that developing games for PSVR 2 requires a whole different approach than the original PSVR.”
While backward compatibility has been a long-time question about the headset, this is the first time Sony has commented on what fans should expect. Until this point, Sony has been avoiding answering these questions about the headset.
The PSVR 2 does not currently have an official release date, but it is confirmed to be releasing in the first quarter of 2023. Additionally, there are a few games that have been confirmed for the headset. Resident Evil Village, Star Wars: Tales from a Galaxy and Ghostbusters have all been confirmed to be coming to the PSVR 2. Sony will likely announce more games as the unknown release date comes closer.
Although there is not much information released about Sony’s upcoming PSVR 2, fans can look forward to the evolution of virtual reality headsets that will surely come along when it is released.