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

With PS VR2 set to arrive early subsequent yr, Sony is beginning to speed up the hype prepare 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 corporate revealed some extra titles which might be coming to the platform throughout Tuesday’s State of Play. Some different essential data simply emerged, albeit on the damaging aspect: PS VR video games won’t 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 video 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 won’t be able to entry PS VR video games from the brand new headset, so if they need to have the ability to dip again into older video games every so often, they’re going to have to hold the outdated {hardware} round. 

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

The determination might have one thing to do with the truth that the PS VR2 uses different tracking methods. The controllers are fully totally different. PS VR uses the PlayStation Camera and light-based monitoring, whereas Sony tracks the place of the new Sense controllers utilizing infrared LED. Still, these hoping to deliver (almost) their complete PS4-era assortment of PlayStation video games over to the present era when PS VR2 arrives could really feel discouraged.

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