PlayStation: PSVR 1 video games will not be compatible with PSVR 2

Hideaki Nishino, senior vice president of platform experiences at PlayStation, confirmed in the latest episode of the brand’s official podcast that PSVR 1 video games will not be compatible with the expected PSVR 2.

On the show, Nishino discussed the features, design development, and build of the new VR headset for PS5. Directly, they asked him if the next generation virtual reality titles could be played on the new headsets and his answer was negative.

According to the transcript posted on the report’s website GizmodoNishino explained: PSVR video games are not compatible with PSVR2 because PSVR2 is designed to deliver a truly next-generation virtual reality experience.”.

Technically speaking, the senior vice president of platform experiences at PlayStation said the reasons are haptic feedback-ready controllers, with adaptive triggers, as well as inside-out tracking and eye-tracking, among others.

Developing games for PSVR 2 requires a completely different approach than the original PSVRNishino said.

PSVR 2 Features

Sony’s plan is that, upon launch in early 2023, PSVR 2 has more than 20 compatible video gamesin addition to the expected releases of Resident Evil Village, Resident Evil 4 Remake and Horizon Call of the Mountain.

Among its main features, the PS VR 2 support haptic feedback, eye tracking, 4K HDR, 90/120Hz frame rates, foveated rendering, and a 110-degree field of view, and connect to the PS5 with a single USB-C cable.

also highlights the OLED screen with a resolution of 2000 x 2040 per panel, one in each eye. They will support 90Hz and 120Hz, with a field of view of approximately 110 degrees.

Here are the rest of the PS VR2 specs:

  • Sensors: Motion Sensor: Sensor mount six-axis motion detection system (three-axis gyroscope, three-axis accelerometer), IR proximity sensor.
  • Cameras: Four headset cameras and IR camera tracking control for eye-by-eye tracking.
  • Feedback: Vibration in the headset.
  • Communication with PS5: USB Type-C.
  • Audio: Input: built-in microphone Output: stereo headphone jack.

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