Sony execs insist that making PlayStation VR2 “ports” of video games will be a breeze. In the first several months of 2023, consumers may purchase the newest virtual reality headset.
The success of the new PlayStation VR2 is highly dependent on the amount and quality of games that are compatible with it, regardless of the technical advancements that it will bring. One of Sony’s primary goals is, therefore, to provide a library of games worthy of the high expectations placed on the system.
The Japanese firm has taken steps to facilitate the development of ports for its new VR headgear. At the 2022 Computer Entertainment Developers Conference, two managers made this announcement (via IGN ).
According to Sony’s Yasuo Takahashi and Kenjo Akiyama, the PlayStation VR2 SDK is identical to the PS5’s. As a result, it’s simpler to modify existing console games to suit the headset’s specifications. The Unreal Engine and Unity are also supported by the SDK, allowing games that were initially developed for other VR platforms to be transferred.
The PlayStation VR2 development tools provide a wide variety of helpful utilities, including tools for testing features and discovering faults quickly. The feature lets you test the haptic feedback system’s responses in various game settings is among the most intriguing. That is, how the helmet reacts to external stimuli like gunshots, leaps, or steps by measuring the resulting vibrations.
Waiting for PlayStation VR2 games
It is revealed that Horizon: Call of the Mountain will be the first game for the headset. Following that, the Japanese have stated their intention to submit several concepts for their VR headgear.
In fact, back in May, they said the gadget will be released “with more than 20 games,” including both their own and those developed by other companies. Even Nevertheless, there are currently just a few number of officially verified names for the headgear. Add Ghostbusters VR, No Man’s Sky, and Resident Evil Village to the list above, but there aren’t many more.
The PlayStation VR2 version, revealed by Capcom to have a playable demo at the Tokyo Game Show, is the most anticipated of the aforementioned. As the event is scheduled for the 15th to the 18th of September, enthusiasts are anxiously expecting this.
We have yet to receive a firm date for the launch of the VR goggles. Sony has just announced, without providing many specifics, that the PlayStation VR2 will be released in early 2023. What is its cost? There is still no way to tell.