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PlayStation 5’s HD Camera Isn’t PlayStation VR Compatible

There’s a month to go until PlayStation 5 begins to roll out worldwide with Sony Interactive Entertainment (SIE) previously reassuring fans that PlayStation VR will be supported. However, it’s not entirely cut and dry as PlayStation 4’s camera needs an adapter whilst the new HD Camera won’t work with the virtual reality (VR) headset it’s been confirmed.

A recent blog posting notes that: “the PS5 HD Camera is not compatible with PS VR on PS5.” So owners will definitely need that PlayStation Camera adaptor previously mentioned which SIE will be providing for free. Currently, no details regarding what the adaptor looks like or how to order it have been revealed – so there’s no telling if they’ll be available for the launch of PlayStation 5.

As for the HD Camera, that’s another telling indication that SIE has a new headset in the works – as many patents have indicated. If the new camera can’t track the old headset then a new system could be in place. Hopefully, a PlayStation VR 2 won’t need the HD Camera, going down the route of inside-out tracking like the Oculus Quest.

Additionally, while most PlayStation VR videogames will work on PlayStation 5, SIE has confirmed a couple that won’t, Crytek’s Robinson: The Journey and DWVR by Mad Triangles.

PlayStation 5 will see a split launch worldwide in November, with the console available in the US, Japan, Canada, Mexico, Australia, New Zealand and South Korea on 12th November. The rest of the world will then have to wait until 19th November to get their hands on the new hardware. The standard disc drive edition will retail for £449.99 GBP/$499.99 USD whilst the Digital Edition will cost £359.99/$399.99.

Also worth remembering is that PlayStation Move, Aim and DualShock 4 wireless controllers will work with PlayStation 5 but the latter controller won’t support PlayStation 5 titles. For further updates on SIE’s VR plans, keep reading VRFocus.

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