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Sony says ‘PS VR games are not compatible with PS VR2’

With PS VR2 set to reach early subsequent year, Sony is beginning to speed up the hype practice for its next-gen digital actuality headset. The {hardware} made its public debut on the Tokyo Game Show this week (early impressions are largely positive) and the company revealed some extra titles that are coming to the platform throughout Tuesday’s State of Play. Some different necessary data simply emerged, albeit on the adverse aspect: PS VR games will not work on PS VR2.

“PS VR games are not compatible with PS VR2 because PS VR2 is designed to deliver a truly next-generation VR experience,” PlayStation senior vice-president of platform experience Hideaki Nishino said on the latest episode of the Official PlayStation Podcast (as spotted by Nibellion). “PS VR2 has much more advanced features, like [an] all-new controller with haptic feedback and adaptive triggers, inside-out tracking, eye tracking, 3D audio is coming together and 4K HDR, of course. This means developing games for PS VR2 requires a whole different approach than the original PS VR.”

Some games that do work on PS VR have been confirmed for PS VR2 (akin to No Man’s Sky), however that is nonetheless disappointing information. It means gamers will not have the ability to entry PS VR games from the brand new headset, so if they need to have the ability to dip again into older games once in a while, they’re going to have to hold the previous {hardware} round. 

It appears that newcomers to PlayStation VR may also not have the ability to take a look at games they could have heard good issues about, akin to Astro Bot Rescue Mission or Moss, until the builders port their games to PS VR2. A extra restricted library of games could make the brand new headset a much less interesting buy.

The choice might have one thing to do with the truth that the PS VR2 makes use of completely different monitoring strategies. The controllers are utterly completely different. PS VR makes use of the PlayStation Camera and light-based monitoring, whereas Sony tracks the position of the brand new Sense controllers utilizing infrared LED. Still, these hoping to convey (virtually) their complete PS4-era assortment of PlayStation games over to the present era when PS VR2 arrives could really feel discouraged.

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