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Can I use my PSVR controller on PSVR 2?

We explore the PSVR 2's backwards compatibilities

Reviewed By: Kevin Pocock

Last Updated on May 10, 2023
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The PSVR 2, which Sony announced in 2021 will release soon. As the launch soon approaches you may be wondering whether or not you can use your existing PSVR controllers on the new PSVR 2.

In short, no. But in this article, we will take a look at why.

For those who aren’t familiar, the PSVR is a virtual reality headset for the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5 gaming consoles. It is a popular choice for gamers who want to experience immersive gaming in virtual reality.

The PSVR 2 is Sony’s next-generation VR headset which takes a massive step forward in VR technology. As with any technological breakthrough, ensuring the new device has backward compatibility usually restricts the quality of its features. So, it is no surprise that Sony did not make the PSVR controllers compatible with the PSVR 2.

Compatibility of PSVR Controllers with PSVR 2

Unfortunately, the PSVR controllers will not be compatible with the PSVR 2. The PSVR 2 will use new controllers with more features, such as finger tracking and haptic feedback.

While the exact design and functionality of the new controllers have not been announced, it is clear that they will not be the same as the current PSVR controllers.

Why can’t I use PSVR controllers on PSVR 2?

The PSVR controllers are not compatible with the PSVR 2 for several reasons. 

  • The new controllers will offer features that require different technology than the current PSVR controllers. 
  • The PSVR 2 offers a more immersive and realistic virtual reality experience, and the new controllers will play a key role in achieving this goal.

Will the PSVR 2 come with controllers?

Yes, the PSVR 2 comes with a pair of VR 2 Sense controllers to interact with the virtual world in games.

Can I use PSVR games on PSVR 2?

Yes, you can use PSVR games on the PSVR 2. Sony has confirmed that the new headset will be backward compatible with most PSVR games. So, you can continue enjoying your favorite PSVR games on the new headset.

Will my PSVR games look better on PSVR 2?

Yes, your PSVR games will look better on the PSVR 2. The new headset will offer improved graphics, resolution, and a wider field of view. 

It will enhance the visual quality of PSVR games. This means you can enjoy a more immersive and realistic virtual reality experience.

When will PSVR 2 be released?

The release date for the PSVR 2 has not yet been announced by Sony. However, it will release sometime in 2023. 

Sony has stated that they will provide more information about the new headset in the coming months, so we should know more about the release date soon.

Conclusion

In conclusion, while the PSVR controllers will not be compatible with the PSVR 2, you will still be able to use your PSVR games on the new headset. 

The PSVR 2 will offer significantly better graphics, resolution, and a wider field of view, enhancing the virtual reality experience. Sony has not yet announced a release date for the new headset, but more information will be available in the near future.

Kevin is the Editor of PC Guide. He has a broad interest and enthusiasm for consumer electronics, PCs and all things consumer tech - and more than 15 years experience in tech journalism.

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