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


Vertigo 2 is arguably probably the greatest video games of 2023, but it surely’s solely out there on PC VR headsets. Developer Zach Tsiakalis-Brown stated earlier this yr that he thought a PSVR 2 port would positively be an excellent chance, and now that Half-Life-style sci-fi shooter is within the wild, PSVR 2 assist is outwardly nonetheless within the playing cards for the solo dev.

Reacting to Twitter consumer Timo Schmidt, Tsiakalis-Brown confirmed that PSVR 2 assist continues 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 chance!”

As many have famous within the current previous, PlayStation 5’s rendering capability is just about on par with a mid-range PC, which has allowed for a giant bump in graphics over legacy {hardware}, comparable 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 Track within the Smoke, the latter of which rivals even the PC VR model of the sport.

Nonetheless, creating for PSVR 2 isn’t so lower 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 recreation usually, Tsiakalis-Brown admits he’s by no means gone via the certification course of to publish a recreation on the PlayStation Retailer. Up till now, all the developer’s video games have been PC VR solely.

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 solution to expose [the series to] an even bigger viewers!”

Whereas the solo dev hasn’t revealed a post-launch launch schedule, the order of operations is pretty clear. First the sport’s upcoming sandbox DLC, which can enable 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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