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Rec Room Won't be Coming to PSVR 2

The Rec Room team have confirmed in a recent Reddit AMA that the social gaming app won't be coming to PSVR 2 as it's not economically viable.

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crazyCoconuts149d ago

"it’s a non-trivial port, and we haven’t found a way to make it make economic sense"
Now, I'm not gonna say PSVR2 is selling well because I would imagine it's not.
But there are a good number of third party games coming to it all the time, so this might be as much a statement related to the revenue per user in Rec Room as it is a comment on low PSVR2 sales - dunno.

porkChop149d ago

Rec Room is pretty popular so I don't think revenue would be as much an issue. We know PSVR 2 hasn't been doing well so it's likely that they don't think it's worth the port considering the work involved.

crazyCoconuts148d ago

Then why are so many others doing it? Just got ultra wings 2 yesterday as an example.
You'd think smaller studios with less potential customers would be when more reluctant to port.

ModsDoBetter148d ago

One of the most popular VR games would not be economically viable coming to PSVR2...yikes, sales must be lower than expected, especially given Sony isn't revealing any sales info about the accessory.

1nsomniac148d ago (Edited 148d ago )

If Sony aren’t going to support it then why should anyone else. How longs it been released now and it doesn’t even do the basic level functions that literally every single vr machine on the market does!

My most regretted gaming purchase I’ve made.

** but remember everybody, it sold so well they couldn’t stock it quick enough to fulfill orders. Never believe these companies and their sales figures. They are always manipulated and manufactured.

porkChop148d ago

"If Sony aren’t going to support it then why should anyone else."

Yup. That was one of the big issues with the Vita too. Sony expected devs to support it but they were only putting their B teams on Vita projects.

1nsomniac148d ago

My understanding of Sonys background behaviour regarding PSVR2 is not only are they not providing any funding or help for any VR projects. They also seem to be being intentionally difficult with developers regarding the subject and certification etc..

Leeroyw133d ago

I liked your comment but my experience is different. I've been playing legendary tales, RE4 and pavlov like crazy but I agree with everything else you said. It was too pricey. Not enough bangers to bring new adopters in.

But I'm happy.

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Sony no longer cares about the PSVR 2, and neither should you

It's a sad, disappointing story that could have been so much better.

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M3talDiamond4d ago

Drop the price and a lot of people will care

blackblades4d ago

Can't drop price when you'll lose money. Also to note people keep talking about wanting them to do a vita 2. In reality it'll end up the same way as this and the vita. Then the same people would B* and say the same thing.

Cacabunga4d ago (Edited 4d ago )

I will care when they allow backward compatibility.. i do not want 2 headsets for my PS4 library

JackBNimble4d ago

If sony wants psvr2 to be mainstream, then they drop the price. Obviously they won't do that and it will just end up dying like the vita.

Shiro1733d ago

Vita only died cause of the proprietary memory card. If it used regular SD cards shit would still be alive.

Zeref3d ago

The Vita 2 will live if it plays the exact same games as the Ps4 or PS5.

I can't imagine it won't with today's technology.

InUrFoxHole3d ago

Allow back compat and lower the price. Id rather take the price hit and move what ever units I have vs. Leave them on the shelves. Unless sony thinks it's only a matter of time before they move the units

darthv723d ago

If they can patch some cross Gen VR games... they can patch others as well. I'd love to use the VR2 for drive club, rush of blood, and other VR1 games

Agent753d ago

Can't drop the price? It's going to sell at the current price? Big price drop needed or it's the skip.

thejigisup2d ago

You can drop the price and lose money.
Lowering the piece might make more people adopt the system and having more owners means you can sell more software.

blackblades2d ago

For the one thats saying dropping the price would make it sell. Dropping the price wouldnt make it fly of shelves. People already made up there minds and dont want it for own reasons same with the portal.

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StormSnooper4d ago

Not sure what this article is about because they just released a bunch of games for it…

Babadook74d ago

I’ll give you one word.

FUD.

They’ve been at that since day one. They want it dead.

Neonridr3d ago

3rd party is anchoring it. It was sad when one of their main advertised games prior to the headset coming out lasted a whole 3 months (Firewall Ultra).

savedsynner3d ago

Agreed! Just some opinion piece with a click bait headline. I agree, PSVR2 is very much alive. It's clearly not the top priority i the PS lineup, but VR will only get better and IMO is not a fad like 3d tvs were15 years ago(remember those lol).

Plus, The PSVR2 is one of if not the only affordable VR headset with OLED, which will become PC compatible in August(minus some features like haptic feedback which for me, is not really a big deal)

maniacmayhem3d ago

A bunch? Are you sure about that?

And even if true, I think quality over quantity would be of better relevance here

S2Killinit3d ago

@maniacmayhem
Yeah they did release a bunch of games recently. And if by “quality” you mean actual gameplay quality, then there is plenty of that in VR. In fact some of the best gaming experiences is on VR. But if by “quality” you mean flashy AAA, then no, not too many of those. Although there are some of that, but they are few and far between.

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ChasterMies4d ago

Sony dropped the price for their summer sales event.

fr0sty4d ago

Nothing more annoying than articles that assume things, and articles that tell you what to think, and this one does both.

-Foxtrot4d ago

I don’t think a price drop will make a difference

We’re just not quite there with VR to make huge impacts

Everytime we do make improvements it’s so expensive that you’ll never make it mainstream

Just seems pointless

We’ve had cool stuff like Half Life Alyx for example but most people still would just prefer a more traditional experience with these games for mass appeal. I can appreciate the cool things VR does for a game like that but if it didn’t have VR and it was just a standard game as long as it’s top quality I’ll rate it high regardless.

crazyCoconuts3d ago

I guess the fact that it's not mainstream doesn't take away from it being pretty awesome for the people that do enjoy it.
Re: preference on games, I'll say one thing, I can't go back to driving or flying games that aren't in VR at this point - it just feels wrong not to be able to turn your head.