February 7, 2023

With the PS VR2 due early subsequent yr, Sony is beginning to pace up promoting for its next-gen VR headset. The {hardware} debuted on the Tokyo Recreation Present this week (first impressions are principally constructive), and the corporate has revealed a couple of extra titles that can hit the platform on Tuesday throughout State of Play. One other essential piece of knowledge has simply come out, albeit on a detrimental word: PS VR video games will not work on PS VR2.

“PS VR video games aren’t appropriate with PS VR2 as a result of PS VR2 is designed to ship the following technology of digital actuality experiences,” PlayStation SVP of Platform Capabilities Hideaki Nishino mentioned within the newest version of the official PlayStation podcast (as famous by Nibellion). “PS VR2 has rather more superior options equivalent to [an] an all-new controller with haptic suggestions and adaptive triggers, inside-out monitoring, gaze monitoring, 3D audio and naturally 4K HDR. Which means that creating video games for PS VR2 requires a totally totally different method than for the unique PS VR.”

Some video games that work on PS VR have been confirmed for PS VR2 (for instance, No person’s sky), however that is nonetheless disappointing information. This implies gamers will not be capable of entry PS VR video games from the brand new headset, so in the event that they wish to return to older video games now and again, they’re going to have to preserve their previous {hardware}.

It seems that newcomers to PlayStation VR can even not be capable of take a look at video games they could have heard good opinions about, equivalent to Astrobot Rescue Mission or Moss, until builders are porting their video games to PS VR2. A extra restricted library of video games may make a brand new headset a much less engaging buy.

The answer could also be as a consequence of PS VR2 utilizing totally different monitoring strategies. Controllers are fully totally different. PS VR makes use of the PlayStation Digicam and light-based monitoring, whereas Sony tracks the place of the brand new Sense controllers utilizing an infrared LED. Nevertheless, these hoping to convey (nearly) their whole assortment of PS4-era PlayStation video games to the present technology when PS VR2 arrives might really feel discouraged.

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