The original PlayStation VR launched back in 2016, compatible with PlayStation 4 (PS4) consoles. The device was well received, with many citing it as a close rival to the quality of PC VR of the time. Upon the launch of the PlayStation 5 (PS5) however, many wondered how the PlayStation VR would work with the new system. Especially given that PSVR 2 is not backwards compatible with PlayStation VR software. If you’re wondering, here’s a guide for how to play PlayStation VR games on PS5.
The original PlayStation VR had an excellent run, considering it lasted over 6 years before being replaced by PSVR 2. The same can’t be said for the original Oculus Quest, with a successor arriving only 18 months later. Either way, Zenith: The Last City will end support for both headsets with the release of the 1.3 Skyward Summit patch.
You’ve got to applaud virtual reality (VR) developers for continuing to support PlayStation VR, seven years after the headset’s launch. Especially when PSVR 2 is so close to launch. Mirowin is still doing just that, having released Desperate: Vladivostok this month – a PSVR 2 version is also in the works. With the old VR device fading out for the next generation, can this latest game give it one last hurrah? Erm…no not quite is the honest answer in our Desperate: Vladivostok review.
All the hype in the VR industry is firmly squared on the upcoming PSVR2 launch. However, there’s still a great many reasons to keep the faith with the original PSVR headset. Sony are clearly aware of this, with a number of different PlayStation Store promotions offering discounts on more than 15 PSVR games.