Sony’s PlayStation 5 gained’t be capable of assist each PlayStation four recreation when it launches later this yr. That might properly imply PSVR assist is selective, too.
Mark Cerny, Lead System Architect of the PS5, confirmed as a lot within the deep dive video of the PS5 Sony put out at this time. “Working PS4 and PS4 titles at boosted frequencies has additionally added complexity,” Cerny defined. “The enhance is really huge this time round and a few recreation code simply can’t deal with it. Testing must be completed on a title by title foundation.”
That seems like some PS4 video games simply flat out gained’t run on PS5. However Sony does anticipate a variety of PS4 video games to be supported. “Outcomes are glorious, although,” Cerny continued. “We lately took a take a look at the highest 100 PlayStation four titles as ranked by playtime and we’re anticipating nearly all of them to be playable at launch on PlayStation 5.”
Sony confirmed PS5 can be backwards suitable with PS4 final yr. Not solely that, however the firm confirmed that the unique PSVR headset labored with PS5 too. Including two and two collectively, we had hoped that might imply you’d be capable of play all your PSVR video games on PS5, maybe at improved constancy with new updates. We’re nonetheless but to see precisely how these hopes pan out, however it actually doesn’t appear to be each PSVR recreation will probably be accessible at this time limit. We’ve reached out to Sony to make clear.
Nonetheless, backwards compatibility is on one small a part of the PS5 VR story. There was no point out of a PSVR 2 at this time, however we all know Sony is prototyping a brand new headset. Hopefully we’ll be taught extra quickly.