The first PSVR introduced VR to the console market. Notable titles like Resident Evil 7 had to play with the PSVR and offered unique experiences at an affordable price. Sony hopes to capitalize on the momentum of the PS5 by releasing the PSVR 2, which has updated design and consoles to match. To achieve that goal, the new VR headset may need to sacrifice.

In the latest official Playstation Podcast, it was revealed that the original PSVR games are not compatible with the PSVR. In the podcast, Hideaki Nishino explained that PSVR games are not compatible with PSVR 2 because PSVR 2 is designed to develop a really next generation VR experience. Hideaki continued to think that new generation haptic feedback, adaptive triggers,eye-tracking, 3D audio, and overall improvements in PSVR 2 require a different approach to designing games.

Sony wants to push the limits of the PSVR 2 by dropping support for the original PSVR games. While graphically demanding games such as Resident Evil Village come to the system sometime next year, Hideaki suggested that Sony needs a headset for the VR headset. Only time will tell whether the loss of backward compatibility will cost a penny for the fans of the original VR headset.

PSVR 2 will be launched beginning in 2023. For more details about Sonys coming-of-the-art VR headset, visit Twininfinte.