If you purchase the PS5 version of Hitman 3 or No Man’s Sky in the coming months, you won’t have access to the PSVR support of the game found in their PS4 versions, as the company hasn’t announced the game yet. play PSVR on PS5.
On the topic of Hitman 3, a Sony spokesperson told UploadVR via email that you’ll need the PS4 version of Hitman 3 to play it in VR as the PSVR works as a backward compatible device. The representative then went on to clarify, “We have not announced PS5 titles for PS VR yet.”
There are no new PSVR games on the PS5
This comes after months of speculation about how the PS5 might take over PSVR when it launches in mid-November. We always know that the new console will support headsets for backward compatible PS4 titles. But many were hoping the new PS5 games could integrate VR, taking advantage of the console̵7;s improved power while continuing to use the same HMD. You can still play PS5 games in PSVR headphones using the Cinema Mode, but there won’t be any games. reality It seems that VR games support PSVR on PS5.
But those hopes were quickly faded away. For starters, Sony has confirmed PS4-era controllers like DualShock 4 and Aim controllers are unable to support PS5 games, which raises the question of how potential VR games on the PS5 will follow. monitor controller. Then, when Hitman 3 announced full support for PSVR earlier this year, developer IO Interactive said they were “working to finalize the specifics of how PS VR owners can enjoy. Hitman in VR. ” At the time, neither the studio nor Sony confirmed whether this meant the PS5 version would not support PSVR.
Finally, earlier this week Hello Games announced the original PS5 next-generation version of No Man’s Sky, adding that, on PlayStation, PSVR support is already available “thanks to backwards compatibility”. To date, that is the most direct confirmation we have on this matter.
What this means for now
So if you get the PS5 in the next few weeks and are happy to try out PSVR on console, you will want to make sure you purchase PS4 versions of games that support PSVR if you want to try them out on headphones. If you buy the PS5 versions you won’t find PSVR support listed.
Fortunately, both Hitman 3 and No Man’s Sky have free upgrade plans; Anyone who owns No Man’s Sky will be upgraded to a next generation console for free and can also use their saved data. Meanwhile, you must purchase Hitman 3 on a digital PS4 to be eligible for the free PS5 upgrade – you cannot upgrade from the physical version. However, that doesn’t guarantee the opposite. In other words,
Features save between generations Candlestick means you can install both versions of games on PS5, access PS4 version when you want VR and PS5 version when you want to play flat screen, then share your progress between two sessions version, but we haven’t tried this out for ourselves. However, what’s not yet clear is whether IO Interactive and Hello Games can offer a free downgrade to PS4 for anyone looking to play on PSVR. According to PlayStation, it is a decision of each developer.
Don’t forget that you’ll also need the official camera adapter for PSVR to use the headphones on the PS5. You cannot use Sony’s new PS5 Camera, you must be using a PS4 Camera. However, Sony will send the adapter to PSVR owners free of charge.
What this means for the future
The news came shortly after Sony Interactive Entertainment CEO Jim Ryan commented on the future of VR to The Washington Post. “PlayStation believes in VR. Sony believes in VR and we firmly believe that at some point in the future, VR will represent a meaningful component of interactive entertainment, ”Ryan said. “Will it be this year? Are not. Will it be next year? But will it come at some point? We believe that.”
These remarks suggest we won’t see a PSVR 2 actually directly supporting PS5 games until 2022. But there’s a lot to suggest another headset. will happening; from R&D chats to research videos and job listings, etc.However, until then, it looks like PSVR owners will have to do with old PS4 games, though at least there must be a build. release a new VR on that console in 2021.
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Senior editor David Jagneaux also contributed to this story.