Sony announces that PSVR games will not be compatible with the new PSVR2

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Bad news for those hoping to enjoy virtual reality games designed for Original PSVR on your PlayStation 5 with the new PSVR2.

The Japanese company has just confirmed in this Friday’s episode of official playstation podcast than psvr games They will not be compatible with PSVR2.

Step back in backwards compatibility

“PSVR2 is designed to deliver a truly next-generation virtual reality experience,” said Senior Vice President of Platform Experience Hideaki Nishino.

According to the executive, the reasons for this backward compatibility limitation are due to the fact that developing games for PSVR2 requires a completely different approach.

In this way, Sony continues to release information about its new virtual reality glasses that we know will arrive “in early 2023”, but that We still do not know its price.

The detail that they have revealed today is surprising, but in part. PlayStation 5 users had the possibility to use the original PSVR and play its games thanks to an adapter.

It was possible, then, that with the arrival of the new glasses they could enjoy those first generation games with the most modern hardware, however, it will not be like that.

Psvr2 Games 1

The PSVR2, meanwhile, will only be compatible with the PS5. In other words, to immerse ourselves in the new virtual reality experience from Sony, we must also have a new generation console.

They will connect to the console via a USB-C cable and offer 4K resolution with a refresh rate of 90 or 120 Hz. Unlike the previous generation, an external camera will not be needed.

The cameras will be integrated into the glasses and, in addition to following the user’s movements, they will enable an “outside vision” function to be activated, for example, to find the controls.

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Regarding the controllers, we know that these will have haptic feedback, adaptive triggers, precision tracking and touch detection of the fingers.

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Bad news for those hoping to enjoy virtual reality games designed for Original PSVR on your PlayStation 5 with the…

Bad news for those hoping to enjoy virtual reality games designed for Original PSVR on your PlayStation 5 with the…

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