Are PSVR 2 controllers compatible with PS4 and PSVR? In short, no.

Are PSVR 2 controllers compatible with PS4 and PSVR? In short, no.
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If you’re wondering if the new PSVR 2 controllers are going to be compatible with PSVR and PS4 – take a look at what we’ve found here.

Unfortunately, the straight answer is that they won’t be compatible. Sony has already come forward and stated that the PSVR 2 will not be backwards compatible with the PSVR, which, while it is slightly disappointing, it’s also entirely expected.

Sony confirmed this via the official PlayStation podcast, in which Hideaki Nishino confirmed that the new headset will not be backwards compatible in order to maintain a “next-generation VR experience.”

It’s likely that the original PSVR Move controllers don’t quite live up to the hardware capabilities of the PSVR 2, and so allowing them to work with each other would actually bottleneck one, or both, devices.

That next-generation experience is certainly provided too. As you’ll see in our PSVR 2 review, the headset is brilliant and sets a new bar for virtual reality. This makes us all the more excited for when it is finally released today.

In light of this, we’re hoping that the most impressive PSVR games get working 4K ports to the PSVR 2. You can check out which games are coming via our updated PSVR 2 games list.

What are PSVR 2 controllers compatible with?

In light of this, we’ve had a think about what the PSVR 2 controllers are compatible with, and the only thing they natively function with is the PSVR 2 itself.

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As the controllers don’t feature the typical joy-sticks and D-Pad that the DualSense controllers sport, we expect that you won’t be able to use them to play regular PS5 games. In the same sense, they’re likely not going to be able to be used with much else.

We’re going to be keeping an eye out for the latest updates on the PSVR 2, so in the meantime you might interested in checking out the latest gameplay trailer. We’d recommend checking back in with us periodically for the latest updates on Sony’s upcoming VR headset, the PSVR 2.