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‘Vertigo 2’ Dev Nonetheless Hopes to Port PC VR Hit to PSVR 2


Vertigo 2 is arguably among the finest video games of 2023, however it’s solely out there on PC VR headsets. Developer Zach Tsiakalis-Brown mentioned earlier this 12 months that he thought a PSVR 2 port would positively be a great risk, and now that Half-Life-style sci-fi shooter is within the wild, PSVR 2 help is seemingly nonetheless within the playing cards for the solo dev.

Reacting to Twitter person Timo Schmidt, Tsiakalis-Brown confirmed that PSVR 2 help remains to be on the horizon, as he recollects an earlier tweet from January saying he “would like to port to psvr sooner or later. It’s positively a risk!”

As many have famous within the latest previous, PlayStation 5’s rendering potential is just about on par with a mid-range PC, which has allowed for an enormous bump in graphics over legacy {hardware}, corresponding to PS4/PS4 Professional.

That bump lets builders create much more immersive and graphically intense video games than we’ve ever seen on PS platform, like Horizon Name of the Mountain (2023), or the remastered model of Tune within the Smoke, the latter of which rivals even the PC VR model of the sport.

Nonetheless, creating for PSVR 2 isn’t so minimize and dry. Exterior of truly getting it to work on Sony’s newest VR headset, which is a way more exact goal than making a PC VR sport on the whole, Tsiakalis-Brown admits he’s by no means gone by way of the certification course of to publish a sport on the PlayStation Retailer. Up till now, all the developer’s video games have been PC VR solely.

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Nathan Rowe, the solo dev behind VR artwork app SculptrVR (2016), had some sage recommendation to overcoming the method:

And what good is Vertigo 2 with out Vertigo Remastered (2020)? Tsiakalis-Brown says releasing each video games for PSVR 2 could be a “nice approach to expose [the series to] an even bigger viewers!”

Whereas the solo dev hasn’t printed a post-launch launch schedule, the order of operations is pretty clear. First the sport’s upcoming sandbox DLC, which can permit customers to create and share their very own content material based mostly on Vertigo 2 belongings and worlds, then … who is aware of!


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