Speaking at ACGHK 2016 this week, Sony Interactive Entertainment Worldwide Studios (SIE WWS) boss Shuhei Yoshida confirmed that all PlayStation VR titles will be compatible with regular PlayStation 4 models.
“All the PSVR (and future) titles will be playable on (normal) PS4,” said Yoshida-san. “We believe that everyone can enjoy the entertainment content on PSVR. Not just gamers, but a lot more people enjoy PSVR.”
With the announcement of PS4 Neo there had been some concern among gamers whether or not PS VR would favor the new machine over the regular models. However, it seems this is not the case, so those who aren’t interesting in forking out for the upgraded PS4 can still enjoy everything PS VR has to offer.
Earlier this year, Sony confirmed that some PS VR games would require the use of PlayStation Move in addition to the DualShock 4 pad.
PS VR release date confirmed for October 2016
Sony announced during its E3 2016 press conference that PS VR will be released on October 13, 2016 priced at $399.99/£349.99. Sony hopes to have around 50 titles available by the end of the year.
Not only that, but over 200 developers are currently working on titles for the headset, with support confirmed for juggernauts such as Ace Combat 7, Tekken 7, Resident Evil 7, and Gran Turismo Sport.
In addition to providing an immersive virtual reality experience, PS VR will also offer a cinematic mode featuring a virtual 226-inch screen.