Sony brought a playable PSVR 2 demo to the Game Developers Conference 2022, and it seems to be impressing developers. The private showcase was thrust into the limelight when Valve veteran Chet Faliszek praised what he had experienced of the PSVR 2 on Twitter. His comments were echoed by Truant Pixel, the developer making motorcycle game Runner for the upcoming system.
What developers are saying about the PSVR 2 demo
Had one of those VR moments today playing in the new PSVR2 hmd…
You know where the world just feels different when you return?
— Chet Faliszek (@chetfaliszek) March 24, 2022
Faliszek tweet started making rounds and ended up on ResetEra, where one user said that his comment comes across pre-release hyperbole. As spotted by folks over at Push Square, a Truant Pixel developer responded to that user, stating that Faliszek’s tweet wasn’t hyperbolic. Developers are under NDA but Truant Pixel suggested that Sony’s firing on all cylinders with PSVR 2. The developer wrote:
I can’t say anything specific. Sony has been extremely deliberate with a lot of their choices about this thing. They’ve been reading the room for a long time now. Performance and immersion goes beyond resolution. The numbers certainly matter, but the whole is definitely greater than the sum. Stop sweating about the wire. It’ll disappear once you start playing. Unless you’re spinning in circles or something. Haptics make a bigger impact than you realize. Think about the first time you experienced DualSense, now consider it in the context of VR.
PSVR 2 has yet to be dated but rumor has it that it’ll launch in Q1 2023.
In other news, the latest PS5 system software update sneaked in a few unannounced changes, and PS5 users outside of the Americas and Japan can now begin auto-uploading/sharing game captures via the PS App.