It has been confirmed that PlayStation VR2 will not be backwards compatible with PSVR. Speaking on the PlayStation Blog podcast, SVP of Platform Experience, Hideaki Nishino, said that “PSVR games are not compatible with PSVR 2 because PSVR 2 is designed to deliver a truly next-generation VR experience.”
PSVR 2 has much more advanced features like all new controllers with haptic feedback and adaptive triggers and inside-out tracking, eye tracking in the headset, and 3D audio all coming together, of course. So this means developing PSVR 2 requires a whole different approach from the original PSVR.”
There doesn’t seem to be a technical reason why PSVR games couldn’t be transferred to PSVR 2, but it’s unclear how many creators would be prepared to take on the task. Games first released only for PlayStation VR, like Moss 2, have now been made available for other aftermarket headsets, such as the Meta Quest.
A few media professionals and game designers recently got the opportunity to test out PlayStation’s new VR system. Users claim that the design significantly improved over the headset’s predecessor in terms of wearability. They enjoyed the most satisfactory visual quality when using it because of features like the best-in-class OLED screens.
The playing experiences of numerous users on PS VR titles, including Horizon Call of the Mountain and Resident Evil Village, are detailed in a new PlayStation blog article. Users have enjoyed the exclusive PS VR gameplay, experiencing the improved new controllers further. The upcoming controller is a significant improvement over its forebears since it has many of the capabilities seen in PlayStation’s Dualsense controllers. This incorporates adjustable triggers and haptic feedback, further immersing you in the experience.
Sony and PlayStation have not yet disclosed the pricing and release date of the VR headset. However, it is expected to arrive in the first half of 2023.