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PlayStation boss says “indies have been waiting for” PSVR 2

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At this stage, we’ve heard loads of technical speak in regards to the PlayStation VR 2. Eye-tracking, headset suggestions, 4K HDR, and specs like which can be all nicely and good, however for a lot of players, all of it boils right down to what they’ll really play on the gadget. PlayStation boss Shuhei Yoshida believes a brand new wave of VR indie video games will arrive when the PSVR 2 launches.

Yoshida is the pinnacle of PlayStation’s Independent Developer Initiative, and he lately appeared at GI.biz’s annual GI Live summit. During the 30-minute fireplace chat, he declared his perception within the indie scene. “There are big games like Horizon: Call of the Mountain and Resident Evil Village, and yes, they’re amazing, but it’s the indies, in my mind, that really take the risk because they want to make games on VR,” he acknowledged. “Indies have been waiting for this next VR boom, like Mizuguchi-san.” Yoshida is referencing Rez and Tetris Effect’s Tetsuya Mizuguchi there, because the director has beforehand expressed curiosity in creating a game for PSVR 2.

At current, No Man’s Sky is essentially the most notable indie title that has been promised for PSVR 2. As Yoshida acknowledged, VR extra typically leans into triple-A spinoffs or additional content material for current video games. The aforementioned Horizon: Call of the Mountain falls into the previous class, whereas a deliberate PSVR 2 model of Resident Evil Village will give gamers a (literal) new perspective on the 2021 horror game.

It’s value mentioning that the unique PSVR headset did see a handful of pleasurable indie video games. The checklist consists of darkish rhythm game Thumper, the lovable storybook journey Moss, and its sequel. However, PSVR 2 is not going to be backwards suitable with PSVR 1 video games, which hamstrings that library a bit. Along the identical strains, the PSVR 2 is not going to be suitable with PC video games, though that would change sooner or later.