Hideaki Nishino, senior vice president of platform experience at Sony Interactive Entertainment, has confirmed that the PlayStation VR2 headset will not be backwards compatible with the original PlayStation VR titles. Nishino-san claims that this is due to the headset being vastly different from the first headset. It’s currently unclear as to whether PSVR games will be updated to support PSVR2 or whether you will need to re-purchase them.
Here’s what Nishino-san had to say:
PSVR games are not compatible with PSVR2 because PSVR2 is designed to deliver a truly next generation VR experience. PSVR2 has much more advanced features like an all-new controller with haptic feedback, adaptive triggers, inside-out tracking, eye-tracking, 3D audio, 4K HDR…this means developing games for PSVR2 requires a whole different approach than the original PSVR. These features actually enable developers to create the worlds that feel more vivid and alive and to bring players closer to the gameplay space than ever.
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