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Update: Sony has now officially confirmed, as part of a PlayStation Blog post, that PSVR games will not be compatible with the PS5's new HD Camera.

Original Story: Many had been pondering whether the PlayStation 5’s new HD camera would be compatible with PlayStation VR, but it looks like you’re going to have to keep your existing PlayStation Camera kicking around. While it’s ambiguous enough to not be complete confirmation – we’ll check with Sony to be sure – an FAQ published by the platform holder mentions that the “[PS5’s] HD Camera is not compatible with PS4 games, please connect a PlayStation Camera via a PlayStation Camera adaptor”.

But what’s this adaptor that’s mentioned? Well, don’t worry too much about that: as we reported previously, you’ll be able to apply for this free-of-charge from the platform holder, and we’ll be sure to update you on what you need to do as soon as we have more information on it. It’s a shame that the new HD Camera can’t be used as we’d have preferred to have less hardware on our desk, but it’s not the end of the world, is it?