Sad news for those who saved their PlayStation VR games in hopes of playing them with the new PS VR2 virtual reality headset for PS5. They will not work on a brand new Sony device.
In a recent episode of the Official PlayStation Podcast, Sony Interactive Entertainment VP Hideaki Nishino confirmed that games on the first generation PS VR virtual reality headset will not work with the new PS VR2 headset, which will be released for the PlayStation 5 in early 2023.
Paul Hideaki Nishino, Vice President of Sony Interactive Entertainment
That’s because “PS VR2 was designed to provide a true next-gen experience,” Nishino explained. Note, however, that there is an adapter to connect your “old” PS VR headset to the PS5. As a reminder, PS VR2 is equipped with OLED screens with a resolution of 2000 x 2040 pixels per eye, a refresh rate of 90 Hz to 120 Hz and a field of view of approximately 110 degrees. The movement of the eyes is tracked in real time, and the gaze allows, in particular, to interact with various elements on the screen. The controllers, now called PS VR2 Sense, have haptic feedback and adaptive triggers like the PS5’s DualSense.
Also look out for 3D audio playback through headphones and connecting to a console with a simple USB cable, all without the need for an external camera for tracking. A big plus compared to the first PS VR. Finally, keep in mind that PS VR 2 will have around twenty “essential” games available when it launches.