Sony recently confirmed that the upcoming PlayStation VR2 headset will not be backward compatible with games released for the original PSVR. While the significant difference in hardware between both VR headsets means that many anticipated this, the reaction to the news has nonetheless been widespread disappointment. However, it looks like a lot of developers are working on bringing their PSVR games to the upcoming next-generation headset.
PSVR Without Parole – the YouTube channel that accurately divulged a few details about PSVR2, including hardware specs – recently claimed in response to a Twitter comment that “tons” of developers are working on their own PSVR2 ports of their original PSVR games. Interestingly, Push Square also confirmed these claims, stating that it has “been hearing for a while now that developers have been working on ports of their best-selling VR games.”
Given the relatively small PSVR library, it’s safe to assume that there isn’t a cavalcade of games that will be in high demand when creating ports for the upcoming headset, but many are no doubt looking forward to updating next-gen games like Astro Bot Rescue Mission, Blood and Truth, and others. Of course, how publishers choose to monetize these updates remains to be seen – if that turns out to be true, of course.