PSVR 2 “Not A Consideration” For Astro Bot, Says Director

PSVR 2 “Not A Consideration” For Astro Bot, Says Director
PSVR 2 “Not A Consideration” For Astro Bot, Says Director

Astro Bot’s upcoming PS5 sequel was “by no means designed” for VR, and a future PSVR 2 replace appears unlikely.

Revealed in Could’s State of Play presentation, it is no secret that many PlayStation VR2 homeowners had been disenchanted that the upcoming Astro Bot sequel can be flatscreen solely after 2018’s VR-only Astro Bot Rescue Mission, which hasn’t been ported to PSVR 2. Addressing this in a brand new interview, inventive director Nicolas Doucet informed Push Square the sequel was “by no means designed” for PSVR 2. As an alternative, Crew Asobi at all times supposed to easily make an even bigger model of 2020’s Astro’s Playroom – which was additionally flatscreen solely.

Elaborating additional, Doucet states {that a} VR recreation “needs to be absolutely designed for that medium.” He claims that whereas sure video games like first-person titles “can afford to be hybrid,” the design philosophy for each are very totally different. In a separate interview, Doucet additionally informed Digital Trends {that a} post-launch VR mode replace is unlikely.

Whereas Doucet’s causes are comprehensible, it is hardly encouraging that PSVR 2 assist was by no means thought of after Astro Bot Rescue Mission – a frankly wonderful platformer we beforehand ranked #1 on our greatest PSVR video games listing. Although State of Play supplied gameplay trailers for 2 main third-party titles – Skydance’s Behemoth and Alien: Rogue Incursion, it stays unknown if any first-party PSVR 2 video games are in growth.

That mentioned, it is not been all doom and gloom for PSVR 2 followers recently. Latest weeks have seen Sony push its VR headset significantly by providing a brief $100 low cost and including a number of PSVR 2 video games to its PlayStation Plus Premium subscription catalog – which is able to quickly embody Kayak VR: Mirage on June 18. The headset can be getting a PC VR adapter in August.