Sony posted a message extensive FAQ about the PlayStation VR2 ahead of the upcoming launch of the next generation virtual reality headset. While many of the questions are about what we already know, the FAQ page has a handful of interesting tidbits about what to expect from the headset when it launches on February 22.
Personally, I was thrilled to see Sony confirm that there are over 100 games in development for the platform. The headset has an impressive lineup for the launch window with games like Tetris effect, Rez infiniteand, following a free update available on launch day, Gran Turismo 7, but now we’re sure there will be a lot of games to look forward to in the future. The people of Resetera currently has 122 games in development; I’m quite excited for the port of Defeat Saber.
However, Sony reiterated that original PSVR games will not be compatible with PSVR2. “PS VR2 is designed to deliver a next-generation VR experience, with advanced features such as haptic feedback, adaptive triggers, inside-out tracking, eye tracking and more,” Sony’s Sid Shuman wrote in the FAQ. “Due to this new approach to playing games in PS VR2, PS VR games are not compatible with PS VR2.” However, some games have cross-buy or paid upgrades.
In the blog, Shuman also noted that, at least at launch, you’ll need to buy all your PSVR2 games digitally. “Physical disc releases for select titles may be available in the future,” says Shuman. That could be a disappointment for people who prefer to buy physical copies of their games.