• The upcoming PlayStation VR 2 is believed to feature backward compatibility
  • It reportedly can play PSVR titles 
  • Sony has not yet said anything about the design or features of the PlayStation VR 2

Japanese tech titan Sony has already confirmed the next-generation PlayStation VR is in the works. However, the device's design or groundbreaking features are not yet revealed. Though not yet official, a recent leak may have spilled the best-kept secret Sony has been keeping about the soon-to-launch PlayStation VR 2.

The supposed patent of the PlayStation VR 2 recently surfaced online, according to Distrito XR. Filed by Sony Corporation on Oct. 21, the said patent does not confirm that the design belongs to the incoming PSVR from Sony.

However, many fans believe the design is for the upcoming virtual reality headset from the Japanese tech titan. Based on the design, the new model is a little bit smaller than the PSVR. The wheel has also been replaced by anchors.

PlayStation VR Headset Sony/PlayStation

Moreover, it looks like a major feature of the PlayStation VR 2 has been leaked. In a post on ReserEra, a user who goes by the name TheNexus and claims to be a brand marketing specialist shared that all current PSVR games will work on the upcoming virtual reality headset.

Since these are just leaks and not official announcements, fans should take these details with a grain of salt. Though the tipster is a verified ResetEra member and seems to know what they are talking about, there is no specific piece of information that proves they are a Sony or PlayStation-related specialist.

The leaks underline that the PlayStation VR 2 is indeed promising and it looks like the Japanese gaming giant is not yet done exploring the possibilities of virtual reality yet. There have also been rumors claiming that the upcoming device would support dedicated motion controllers with haptic feedback and adaptive triggers, similar to the PS5 DualSense controller.

Additionally, Sony will undoubtedly take advantage of the increased graphical power of the PS5. This way, gamers can enjoy better resolution titles with higher refresh rates. Unfortunately, the company is still tight-lipped about the device, but it's only a matter of time before fans could learn more about the PlayStation VR 2.

Sony announced that PS Plus members would get three bonus PSVR titles for free in other PlayStation VR news. These games will be available for download until Jan. 3, 2022.