Here's what you'll need to use your PlayStation VR Headset with PS5

Here's what you'll need to use your PlayStation VR Headset with PS5

We've known for some time that PlayStation VR will work with the PlayStation 5. Both Sony and Microsoft have been active in making backwards compatibility a key aspect of the Next Gen gaming experience.

At the end of last week, VRFinal reported that the PS5 HD Camera will not support PS VR. So what will you actually need to use your PlayStation VR headset with your PS5? Here's everything you need to know:

The PS5 will boost the performance of PS VR titles, so it'll certainly be worth bringing your PlayStation VR headset with you into the Next Gen. (Credit: Sony)

In a statement issued by Sony, the company stated:

"Please note that playing PS VR games on a PS5 console requires a PS VR headset, DualShock 4 wireless controller or PlayStation Move controller(s), and PS Camera (for PS4), which are sold separately from the PS5 console."

This means that if you're planning on offloading your PS4 before the arrival of the PS5, you'll want to make sure that you keep a few things.

You'll still need your current gen camera (and a PS4-PS5 camera adaptor which Sony will reportedly offer free of charge.) You will, of course, need to keep your PSVR headset and PS Move controllers. But it may also be worth keeping at least one DualShock 4 controller, too - even though it wont be compatible with PS5 games.

You will be able to transfer your digital games, game data, and game saves from your PS4 to PS5 using LAN cables or simply by connecting to the same WiFi network. You could also use an external USB storage device.

Still no word about PS VR 2, so you may as well keep your PS4 VR set-up in the meantime. (Credit: Sony)

Still no word on PlayStation VR 2, even if we had some pretty exciting news at the end of last month about upcoming controller designs. But since the PS5 will boost the performance of PS VR titles, it'll certainly be worth bringing your PlayStation VR headset with you as you make the leak into the next gen.

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Liam Noble Shearer

I'm a writer and journalised based in the far North of Scotland with an interest in VR tech, games and industry news.

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