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PlayStation VR2 cannot play old PSVR games

PlayStation VR2 cannot play old PSVR games

PlayStation VR2 will not be backward compatible with games from Sony’s first virtual reality goggles. The console maker confirmed this week.

In the latest version of Official PlayStation Podcast (Across ribbedHideaki Nishino told Sony that the company prefers to focus on the future of virtual reality, rather than looking back.

“PlayStation VR games are not compatible with PlayStation VR2 because PlayStation VR2 is designed to deliver a next-generation virtual reality experience,” Nishino said.

He further noted the many new features that are packed into PlayStation VR2. This means that you have to develop games for the platform in a completely different way than you did with the original PlayStation VR glasses.

And so it looks like the developers themselves will have to take action to bring older games to PlayStation VR2. No Man’s Sky and Star Wars: Tales from the Galaxy’s Edge are among those getting new versions of Sony’s upcoming VR headsets, and it remains to be seen if popular games like Beat Saber will follow suit.

Sony previously said that more than 20 PlayStation VR2 games will be available at launch. Among these are Horizon Call of the Mountain, Resident Evil Village, and The Walking Dead: Saints & Sinners – Chapter 2: Retribution.

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