Sony recently confirmed that the upcoming PlayStation VR2 is not going to be backward compatible with games that released for the original PSVR. While the significant difference in the hardware of both virtual reality headsets meant that there were many who saw that coming, the reaction to the news has, nonetheless, been one of widespread disappointment. That said, it seems multiple developers are working on bringing their PSVR titles to the upcoming next-gen headset nonetheless.
PSVR Without Parole – a YouTube channel that has accurately leaked several PSVR2 details, including its hardware specifications – recently said in response to a Twitter comment that “tons” of developers are working on native PSVR2 ports of their original PSVR titles. Interestingly, Push Square also corroborates these claims, saying that it has “been hearing for a while that developers are working on ports of their best-selling virtual reality titles.”
Given the PSVR’s relatively smaller library, one would imagine that there isn’t a cavalcade of games that are going to be in heavy demand where ports for the upcoming headset are concerned, but there will be many who will surely be hoping for next-gen upgrades for the likes of Astro Bot Rescue Mission, Blood and Truth, and more. Of course, how publishers choose to monetize those upgrades remains to be seen- if this does end up being accurate, that is.
We will though! Tons of devs are working on PSVR2 versions of their PSVR1 games as we speak! 😀
— PSVR2 Without Parole (@parolePSVR) September 16, 2022