Sony has revealed when and how PS VR users can request and get their hands on the camera adaptors needed to play PS VR titles on the upcoming PS5.
Sony has announced that they will provide one free adaptor to enable the backwards compatability of PS VR titles on the new console. They have also posted a handy dandy FAQ page for any confused users.
The major piece of info that Sony wants to make everyone aware of is that the new HD camera for PS5 is not compatible with the PS VR headset. These new adaptors are 100% necessary in order for users to keep enjoying their VR titles in the new generation.
What you need to do.
If you want to request an adaptor for your PS5, head to the PlayStation Camera Adapter registration page and make sure that you take note of the serial number on the PSVR Processing Unit because that is required to receive the adaptor. Sony will send out one camera adaptor per household completely free of charge, including shipping costs.
They have provided the basic instructions for set up:
1. Connect the PlayStation Camera adaptor to a USB Type-A port on the back of your PS5™console. The PlayStation Camera adaptor cannot be used with the PS4™console.
2. Connect the PlayStation Camera to the AUX port on the PlayStation Camera adaptor.
When will it arrive?
Sony expects that delivery times would be around two weeks with delays or changes depending on the region.
· Japan: End of October
· Americas: Mid-November
· Europe, Middle East, Africa, Australia, and New Zealand: Mid-November
· Asia: Early December
Right now, this is your best bet for VR on the PS5, Sony has been light on the details when it comes to information on the potential PS VR 2. We have reportedon some interesting patents to come from Sony about what could be VR technology, but Sony confirmed that they would not release another headset at the same time as a new console.