No Man’s Sky is coming to PSVR 2 at launch
No Man's Sky for PSVR 2 is coming sooner than we thought
➡️ The Shortcut Skinny: No Man’s Sky PSVR 2
😲 The No Man’s Sky PSVR 2 update is coming sooner than we thought
📅 The next-gen VR patch will launch the same day PSVR 2 hits shelves
🥳 It means that the updated No Man’s Sky is one of PSVR 2’s launch titles
😏 Developer Hello Games is promising some big changes
No Man’s Sky’s upcoming free PSVR 2 update is set to release the same day Sony’s next-gen VR headset hits shelves.
Hello Games announced earlier this year that it’s working on a new update for No Man’s Sky VR to take advantage of the PSVR 2’s cutting-edge tech. After Sony announced the PSVR 2 release date just a couple of weeks ago, Hello Games has now confirmed when the No Man’s Sky PSVR 2 port will be joining it.
Speaking to Eurogamer, the developer said the No Man's Sky PSVR 2 port will release the same day PSVR 2 arrives. So, expect to jump into the next-gen cockpits on February 22, 2023.
The update will be free to all owners of No Man’s Sky, which is especially handy because many of the PSVR 2 games announced so far don’t have concrete release dates. At least this port will give us something to immediately play when we get our hands on the new VR headset.
Exactly what the update will add isn’t yet clear. In a blog post, Hello Games said that the “power of PS5, coupled with the all-new PSVR 2 hardware, including the new Sense controllers” will combine to take the game’s “sense of immersion and believability up by several major notches”.
Immersion in a vast sci-fi universe has always been No Man’s Sky’s major selling point, so the prospect of deepening that will be music to the ears of many fans of the game. Although if you want to be the first to experience it, make sure you jump on the PSVR 2 pre-order window early, as we expect Sony’s next-gen headset will sell out almost immediately. Of course, you’ll also need to secure a PS5 restock if you want to use the headset.
No Man’s Sky’s original VR mode was released as a free update back in 2019. It reimagined the entire game as a fully-fledged VR experience and quickly became one of the biggest VR titles for brilliantly demonstrating the ambitious power and scale of virtual reality. Like this upcoming PSVR 2 port, it was released as a free update, putting it in the hands of everyone who already owned the game.
It was a substantial patch that rebuilt all the major systems of the game to work from a VR perspective. Cockpits and control systems were redesigned, terrain manipulation reworked, and menus and interfaces tightened for compatibility with a headset. Expect to hear more details about this new VR update in the coming months.
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