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Can I Use PSVR Controllers on PSVR 2?

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Updated: Feb 21, 2023 2:30 pm
Can I Use PSVR Controllers on PSVR 2?

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The PSVR 2 controllers include adaptive triggers and built-in haptic feedback, which were also found in the DualSense Wireless Controllers. Moreover, they also feature finger-touch detection and an ergonomic design with an orb-shaped design that’s expected to make long hours of gameplay comfortable and easy.

Sony PSVR 2





4 embedded cameras for headset and controller tracking​ IR camera for eye tracking per eye


Six-axis motion sensing system (three-axis gyroscope, three-axis accelerometer)​ Attachment Sensor: IR Proximity sensor

Display resolution

2000 x 2040 per eye OLED panels

FOV (field of view)

Approx. 110 degrees

Refresh rate

90Hz, 120Hz

If you already own the original PSVR and the PSVR controllers and are thinking about getting the new PSVR 2, you might be wondering if the original controllers will be compatible with the newest release.

Well, we conducted thorough research to find the answers ahead of the release. Keep reading to find out what we know.

NOW READ: PSVR 2 Unboxing and first impressions

Are PSVR Controllers Compatible with PSVR 2?

The PSVR 2 and its controllers will replace the original PSVR and PSVR controllers on February 22, 2023. It’s been revealed that the original PSVR controllers are not compatible with the latest PSVR 2, as there is no forward or backward compatibility on these devices.

While some might view this as a disadvantage, we believe it was completely necessary in order to make sure that the new PSVR 2 takes a big step forward in VR technology. Backward and forward compatibility typically limits technological breakthroughs and could create bottlenecks for one or both devices.

The PSVR is almost six years old, which is why making the PSVR 2 backward compatible could have made it less advanced. As Hideaki Nishino, the Senior Vice President at Sony, explains, backward compatibility was deliberately not included in order to maintain a “next-generation VR experience.”

So, if you’re thinking about getting the new PSVR 2, you should know that you won’t be able to use the original PSVR controllers with it.

Do the original PSVR controllers work with PSVR 2?

No, seeing as original PSVR games don’t work with the PSVR 2, there is no reason to make the original controllers work.

Do PSVR games work on the PSVR 2?

No. Backwards compatibility is not supported. However, PSVR 2 patches are arriving for PSVR 2 games, often without extra charge.

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