Sony Confirms Original PSVR Games Are Not Compatible with PSVR2

Sony has formally confirmed that PSVR2 will be unable to play video games initially made for the unique PlayStation VR.

In the newest episode of the Official PlayStation Podcast, at across the 29:10 mark, SVP of Platform Experience, Hideaki Nishino, confirms that the PSVR2 is not going to have backwards compatibility with unique PSVR video games. “PSVR games are not compatible with PSVR2 because PSVR2’s designed to deliver a truly next-generation VR experience,” Nishino mentioned earlier than explaining a number of the noteworthy options unique to PSVR2, such because the haptic suggestions and adaptive triggers discovered on the Sense Controllers.

“This means developing games for PSVR2 requires a whole different approach than the original PSVR,” Nishino continued.

PlayStation VR2 – Photos

The information appears shocking however not totally, as Sony created an adapter that permits you to play unique PSVR video games on the PlayStation 5. On high of that, final month, Sony Interactive Entertainment’s Yasuo Takahashi and Kenjo Akiyama spoke in regards to the PSVR2’s {hardware} and specs, noting that the broad strokes ought to make it simpler to port video games onto PSVR2 from different VR headsets (e.g., unique PSVR and Valve Index).

PlayStation VR2 will not be out till someday subsequent 12 months, and a number of video games have been confirmed to be in growth for the headset. Including Among Us VR and Ghostbusters VR, alongside with VR variations of Resident Evil Village, No Man’s Sky, and Resident Evil 4 remake. Additionally, first-party video games, Horizon: Call of the Mountain and a sequel to Firewall: Zero Hour are additionally in growth.

For extra on PlayStation VR2, try our first hands-on preview.

Taylor is the Associate Tech Editor at IGN. You can observe her on Twitter @TayNixster.

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