Sony has posted an extensive FAQ about the PlayStation VR2 ahead of the imminent launch of the next-generation virtual reality headset. Though a lot of the questions cover what we already know, the FAQ page includes a handful of interesting tidbits about what you can expect from the headset when it launches on February 22nd.
Personally, I was most happy to see Sony confirm that there are more than 100 games in development for the platform. The headset will have an impressive launch window lineup that includes games like Tetris Effect, Rez Infinite, and, after a free update available on launch day, Gran Turismo 7, but now we know for certain that there will be a lot of games to look forward to down the line. The folks at Resetera currently count 122 games in development; I’m quite excited for the port of Beat Saber.
However, Sony reiterated that original PSVR games will not be compatible with PSVR2. “PS VR2 is designed to deliver a truly next-generation VR experience, with advanced features such as haptic feedback, adaptive triggers, inside-out tracking, eye tracking and more,” Sony’s Sid Shuman wrote in the FAQ. “Due to this new approach to playing games in PS VR2, PS VR games are not compatible with PS VR2.” However, some games will have cross-buy or paid upgrades.
In the blog, Shuman also noted that, at least at launch, you’ll have to buy all of your PSVR2 games digitally. “Physical disc releases for select titles may be available at a future date,” Shuman says. That might come as a disappointment for people who prefer to buy physical copies of their games.
PSVR2 is poised to be a big leap over its predecessor, with features like 4K HDR, support for 120Hz refresh rates, and new orb-shaped Sense controllers. We liked it a lot in our hands-on last year, but if you want to buy the device, it’s not cheap, starting at $549.99. You can preorder the headset now from the PlayStation Direct website.