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Sony says ‘PS VR video games aren’t suitable with PS VR2’

With PS VR2 set to reach early subsequent 12 months, 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 Recreation Present 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. Another necessary data simply emerged, albeit on the unfavorable aspect: PS VR video games is not going to work on PS VR2.

“PS VR video games aren’t suitable with PS VR2 as a result of PS VR2 is designed to ship a really next-generation VR expertise,” PlayStation senior vice-president of platform expertise Hideaki Nishino stated on the latest episode of the Official PlayStation Podcast (as noticed by Nibellion). “PS VR2 has far more superior options, like [an] all-new controller with haptic suggestions and adaptive triggers, inside-out monitoring, eye monitoring, 3D audio is coming collectively and 4K HDR, in fact. This implies creating video games for PS VR2 requires an entire totally different method than the unique PS VR.”

Some video games that do work on PS VR have been confirmed for PS VR2 (similar to No Man’s Sky), however that is nonetheless disappointing information. It means gamers will be unable 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 once in a while, they’re going to have to maintain the previous {hardware} round. 

Evidently newcomers to PlayStation VR will even not be capable of take a look at video games they may have heard good issues about, similar to Astro Bot Rescue Mission or Moss, except the builders port their video games to PS VR2. A extra restricted library of video 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 totally different monitoring strategies. The controllers are utterly 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 infrared LED. Nonetheless, these hoping to deliver (nearly) their total PS4-era assortment of PlayStation video games over to the present era when PS VR2 arrives could really feel discouraged.

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