Sony Says Original PSVR Games Won’t Be Compatible With PSVR2

Sony has revealed that its upcoming PSVR2 headset for PlayStation 5 will not be compatible with games from the original PSVR.

That’s according to PlayStation’s Platform Experience SVP, Hideaki Nishino, speaking on the latest episode of the Official PlayStation Podcast (skip to 29:10). “PSVR games are not compatible with PSVR2,” he explained in response to a question from the host, “because PSVR2 is designed to deliver a true next-gen VR experience.”

Elaborating further, Nishino claimed that the new elements of the PVSR2 hardware – tracking and upside-down eye tracking, 3D audio, a 4K HDR display and its controller with adaptive triggers and haptic feedback – meant that “developing games for PSVR2 requires a completely different approach than the original PSVR.”

PSVR2 4K first impressions and gameplay.

While original PSVR games will still be playable on PS5 via Sony’s previously released adapter, PSVR2 will feature its own lineup of titles, like Horizon Call of the Mountain, Resident Evil 8, No Man’s Sky, Among Us VR, Myst developer Cyan World’s Firmament and The Walking Dead: Saints & Sinners Chapter 2 – Retribution all currently confirmed.

There’s no release date for PSVR2 yet, but it’s expected to launch sometime next year.