Now that we know that the PS5 will only support PS4 PS VR titles, where does that leave cross-generation games that include PS VR support? Well, in the same vein of No Mans Sky, the developers over at IO Interactive are including a free PS4 version of the upcoming Hitman 3 with the purchase of the upgraded PS5 title.
We learned that Hitman 3 would include PS VR support earlier in the year but at the time little was known about the VR capabilities of the new console. Now that we know the PS5 and its new controller the DualSense do not support VR on PS5 games, the developers have provided a handy loophole.
If you don’t mind a fairly steep dip in performance and load times, you can boot up the PS4 version of Hitman 3 on your shiny new PS5, hook up the PlayStation camera with Sony’s free camera adaptor and play the new Hitman game in VR with the old DualShock controller.
All this means that in order to play the new title in VR on your PS5 you will have to give up a lot. You can’t use the new DualSense controller with its haptic feedback and new adaptive triggers. You will also have to content with a significant downgrade software wise. The PS4 version won’t keep pace with the ray-traced goodness of any real deal Holyfield PS5 title.
No matter if you buy Hitman 3 for the PS5 digitally or physically, a digital version of the PS4 game will be included. You will need this version downloaded on your PS5 if you want to play it in VR.
We have reported in the past that Sony may be working on some new VR tech, but it’s all just rumours at this point and considering how late in the PS4’s lifecycle that VR was introduced we might have a long two year wait to see any sort of next gen VR show up on the console.