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PSVR 2 will not assist authentic PlayStation VR video games, Sony admits

Whereas the early chatter about Sony’s PSVR 2 headset has been largely constructive, there’s a little little bit of dangerous information to report.

Sony has confirmed first-generation PSVR video games won’t be suitable with the PlayStation VR 2 headset, which matches on sale in early 2023. Basically, within the trendy parlance, which means it isn’t backwards suitable. Boo!

Talking on the official PlayStation podcast, the SVP of platform expertise Hideaki Nishino says the PSVR 2’s superior options imply video games require a special improvement strategy.

He mentioned (through Nibellion, h/t Engadget): “PS VR video games should not suitable with PS VR2 as a result of PS VR2 is designed to ship a really next-generation VR expertise.”

“PS VR2 has rather more superior options, like [an] all-new controller with haptic suggestions and adaptive triggers, inside-out monitoring, eye monitoring… Video and audio are coming collectively and 4K HDR, after all. This implies growing video games for PS VR2 requires an entire completely different strategy than the unique PS VR.”

You’ll be able to see the audio clip under:

That’ll be fairly disappointing to house owners of the unique PSVR headset, who might have been hoping to take pleasure in video games they’ve bought on the brand new headset too. In the event that they want to carry on enjoying them, it should imply hanging onto their authentic headset, reasonably than promoting it to earn cash in direction of shopping for the brand new one.

It additionally means avid gamers grabbing the brand new PSVR 2 headset, at any time when that arrives in early 2023, gained’t have a full library of present video games to select from out of the field. Plenty of excessive profile video games have been confirmed although, together with: Amongst Us, Horizon Name of the Mountain, Ghostbusters VR, No Man’s Sky, Resident Evil 4, Resident Evil Village, and Star Wars: Tales from the Galaxy’s Edge.

We’re hoping Sony will verify a PSVR 2 value and launch date earlier than the yr is out.

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