Current and Future PS VR Models Will Be Compatible with PS5

Sony will continue to push and support VR in the next console generation.

April 16, 2019

Sony finally revealed the first details about its upcoming next-gen hardware, which will likely be called the PlayStation 5. While most of the news spread throughout the original article could be considered relevant, one of the big takeaways is that Sony’s current PlayStation VR will be compatible with the console. In an interview with Wired, Cerny said:

“I won’t go into the details of our VR strategy today beyond saying that VR is very important to us and that the current PSVR headset is compatible with the new console.”

It’s certainly exciting to know that the over four million PS4 owners who took a chance on VR will have the opportunity to use the device on Sony’s next-gen console. Better yet, I’m sure we can expect new and exciting experiences once the console does launch in the future.

Sony has become the unexpected leader of the VR market. Offering a device that’s less powerful than its HTC and Oculus competitors. The PS VR has made some waves due to its exclusive lineup of games as well as its more affordable price point compared to the competition. Ultimately, it looks like Sony’s still very interested in supporting the VR market and that’s certainly a very good thing.

In case you missed out on any other information about the PS5, Cerny talked about what he called a “game changer” in the new console — a solid state hard drive. Interestingly enough, Cerny also seemingly alluded to the fact that Hideo Kojima’s upcoming Death Stranding may launch on both the PS4 and PS5. Finally, and perhaps the biggest news of all, the next-generation PlayStation console will support backward compatibility with the PS4. Meaning over 90 million PS4 owners will have the opportunity to play all of their games on the new console at launch.

Jordan Boyd

Jordan Boyd is a Staff Writer at DualShockers, specializing in indie games, RPGs and shooting titles. He's majoring in journalism at Stony Brook University on Long Island. During the 7th console generation, Jordan faced a crippling blow with the release of Aliens: Colonial Marines that scarred him for life.

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