For the time being, the PS5 only offers limited PSVR support. While the headset can be used for backwards compatible games, the modes are left out in the PS5 versions of the games.
PlayStation VR is basically compatible with the PS5 after the adapter required for the PS4 camera has been supplied. The PS5 camera cannot be used for PSVR sessions, which is a rather puzzling decision.
It is also questionable whether we will eventually see PS5 games that are equipped with VR support. A report from UploadVR at least suggests that the upcoming next-gen games will steer clear of PlayStation VR.
The PS5 versions of Hitman 3 and No Man’s Sky will not support the headset. This means that in order to play these games with PSVR you will have to use the PS4 versions, which is possible through the backwards compatibility of the new console.
The spokesman, who communicated with UploadVR, also pointed out that no PS5 games have been announced that offer VR support. That means that PSVR functionality will be limited exclusively to the PS4 versions of the games for the foreseeable future.
PlayStation VR doesn’t seem to play a major role on the PS5. Sony also recently indicated that the next generation of VR is still a few years away. Jim Ryan emphasized that you shouldn’t expect the VR future this year or next. This means that there will be news on the VR front in 2022 at the earliest.
PlayStation VR is one of the most successful VR headsets on the market. More than five million copies have been sold since 2016. In theory, the PSVR games on the PS4 could provide a better experience on the PS5 by using what is known as the Boost mode. The PS5 will be launched on November 12, 2020.