Will the PSVR 2 work with PS4 or PS5?

Sony has confirmed that the PSVR 2 will be a PS5 hardware exclusive. This means that the upcoming PlayStation VR 2 headset won’t be compatible with the last-gen PS4, with it set to harness the power of Sony’s current-gen console to deliver a more immersive experience… less cables.

Why PSVR 2 is PS5 Exclusive

Sony confirmed at CES 2022 that the PSVR 2 is on the way, with the successor to its original VR headset that will feature a number of improvements. Those upgrades come at a price, though – it’s not possible to connect the new PSVR to a PS4.

Hideaki Nishino confirmed this in a blog post:

Building on our innovations from PS5, PlayStation VR2 adds a true next-gen experience with high-fidelity visuals, new sensory features and improved tracking – along with a simplified one-cord setup.

In addition, the post only mentions that the VR headset is compatible with the PS5, taking advantage of the various upgrades of the latest PlayStation console. This means it can use the power of the PS5 enough to ensure that it only needs a single cable to function – a big step up from the myriad of wires included with the original.

There’s no word yet on when the PSVR 2 will be released, nor what the price will be (although we have our theories…), but those looking to get their hands on the “next-gen” VR headset should also be sure to check it out. they have a PS5 first. Time to fend off those scalpers.

Opinion: PSVR 2 finally introduces a current-generation VR headset

Paul writes… The original PSVR was a mess, but an impressive mess. It felt like virtual reality shouldn’t work in any way on a substandard PS4 and in a way it didn’t; each game looked like it was covered in petroleum jelly, and so many wires coming out it felt like you were being plugged into a bacteria tank.

But Sony made that thing as good as it did, considering the technological drawbacks was a real feat, and since the PS5 was presumably built with ultimate VR functionality in mind, it should go much smoother with the PSVR 2. Sony has the habit of dropping the peripherals and accessories almost as quickly as they are launched, and while the PSVR had a better shelf life than most, it still never quite competed with the heavyweights in the PC space. Hopefully, with the added technical power of the PS5, the PSVR 2 will be around for much longer.

[Source: PlayStation Blog]