PSVR Is Backwards Compatible With PS5, But You’ll Need A Different Camera

Both the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X/S are killing it relating to backwards compatibility, together with within the realm of VR. While PSVR will work on PS5, together with PS4 VR video games with it, there may be one oddity that gamers ought to have in mind: the PS5 digital camera will not work with it. And you may want a PS4 DualShock controller.

In order to make use of PVR, gamers will want the headset, the Move Controllers, and a digital camera. While engaged on the PS5, PSVR is confirmed to not be suitable with the PS5 digital camera, so if you happen to’re buying and selling in your previous system ensure that to maintain that little tidbit for your self. 

In a current affirmation discovered on the Sony FAQ web page, the corporate confirmed that incompatibility with the up to date digital camera: 

Yes, PlayStation VR video games are included among the many hundreds of PS4 video games which are playable on PS5. Please notice that taking part in PS VR video games on a PS5 console requires a PS VR headset, DualShock four wi-fi controller or PlayStation Move controller(s), and PS Camera (for PS4), that are bought individually from the PS5 console. Also, the PS5 HD Camera shouldn’t be suitable with PS VR on PS5. You’ll want to make use of the PS Camera (for PS4), and the PS Camera adaptor (no buy required), to make use of PS VR on PS5.

If you need to play PSVR, PS4 titles included, in your new PS5, you are going to have to preserve your PS4 digital camera. You’ll additionally want to make use of the included PS Camera adaptor, which fortunately comes with the system. 

For those who do not have already got a PlayStation four system or the digital camera, you are going to have to buy a PS4 DualShock controller and the PS4 digital camera individually. It’s somewhat bizarre for Sony to deal with the PSVR compatibility this fashion, however on the very least the adapter is free for those who have this gen’s digital camera. 

As for the system itself, PlayStation 5 formally arrives on November 12. Pre-orders went quick, so hopefully launch day will bear higher fruit for these hoping to dive into subsequent gen on day one. 

[Source: Sony through Forbes]

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