The PS VR2 recently had a big blowout reveal a few days ago, where the controller and headset were shown in all their glory, and how the future of the technology will soon make its way to the PS5 and further improve the system for a wider audience. However, it seems that the new technology will be incompatible with the old technology, so you will have to leave behind your old PSVR Library when you buy a PS VR2.
Say goodbye to the past with PS VR2
According to a new podcast episode from the official Sony team, it has been confirmed that the PSVR titles will not be compatible with your PS VR2.
You can listen to the podcast on Soundcloud, and skip to the 29:14 mark.
To summarize, it has been confirmed that the PS VR2, is indeed NOT backward compatible with PSVR titles. That means any titles for the system, digital or disc-based, will only run on the PSVR.
This is unfortunate news since the PSVR has some memorable titles for the platform such as Resident Evil 7, Moss, Superhot, and many more that will be lost.
While the PSVR is compatible with the PS5, the cumbersome effort required of switching back and forth between the PSVR and PS VR2 to play two different libraries of games is going to be a daunting task.
Currently, players are able to play their PS4 games on the PS4 through a USB 3.0 External HDD with no extra effort, but this will require one to adjust the physical setup and make the change possible manually.
While this is some disappointing news to hear, we hope that this can be fixed in a future update, as we are sure a lot of gamers will be upset at the prospect of losing their current library of games.