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Sony confirms that PSVR 2 will not be backward compatible with PSVR 1

Sony confirms that PSVR 2 will not be backward compatible with PSVR 1

PSVR2 headphones and controllers on a white background.

picture: Sony / Kotaku

While early impressions of PSVR2 Praise a variety of featuresIn addition to the overall quality of the experience, one of the features that won’t arrive on Sony’s new PS5-exclusive headset is backwards compatibility. The company’s last-generation VR titles will remain there.

at most Final episode of the official PlayStation podcastHideaki Nishino, Senior Vice President of Platform Experience at PlayStation, spoke about the outstanding features and development saga of designing and building a new VR headset for the PS5. When asked directly if last-generation VR titles are playable on the new headset, Nishino stated that “PSVR games are not compatible with PSVR2 because PSVR2 is designed to offer a truly next-generation VR experience.”

Nishino highlighted the PSVR2’s advanced feature set as an obvious reason for this, specifically the haptic feedback-ready controllers, with adaptive triggers, as well as in-out tracking, and eye tracking, among others. “Developing games for PSVR2 requires a completely different approach than the original PSVR,” Nishino said.

To be honest, I would struggle to name even six memorable titles on the original PSVR. But there’s no denying that this is kind of a bummer, especially when it’s possible that these games are known to only appear for a limited time on such specific devices. While the biggest titles seem like Resident Evil 7You will get full PSVR2 support, like games Robinson: The Journey or golem You risk getting lost over time if it doesn’t show up on other VR platforms.

If you follow with Epic backward compatibility On PlayStation platforms, something that Xbox has totally introduced, it probably won’t surprise you. We hope that forgotten PSVR classics, whatever they already are, will find a way out of the island of unsuitable Sony experiences.

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