No Mans Sky confirmed for PS5, but backwards compatibility needed for PSVR support.

No Mans Sky confirmed for PS5, but backwards compatibility needed for PSVR support.

An upgraded version of No Mans Sky has been announced for the PS5 and the Xbox Series X. It will launch alongside the consoles themselves and anyone who owned the game on older hardware is eligible for a free upgrade.

According to the next gen trailer for the game, it will launch with some significant upgrades. The developers, Hello Games, have detailed the new improvements:

· A richer world with greater detail and more objects on planets

· Improved shadows

· Increased draw distance

· The game will run in 4K at 60fps

· Reduced load times

· Expanded base building

· 32 player multiplayer

· PS5 Haptic feedback

All of these improvements and more are detailed in the trailer below.

Unfortunately for PSVR users, when it comes to PSVR support for the game on the next generation of consoles, they will have to rely on backwards compatibility.

This is another nail in the coffin for ongoing PSVR support in the new generation. You can still play PS4 era VR games on your new PS5 but you will have to use your old PlayStation Camera (This can be connected to the PS5 with an adaptor that Sony says they will send out for free), and your old PS4 DualShock controller. The new DualSense controller packaged with the PS5 will not support play with any PSVR titles, it does not seem designed to be able to be tracked via the camera.

This is another in a long line of games that are not upgrading their PSVR support. Just recently IO Interactive confirmed that the PS4 version of Hitman 3 will offer full PSVR support but the listing for the PS5 version does not mention any VR options.

Despite the VR issues, this is an incredible achievement for the team at Hello Games. They have managed four straight years of constant updates, every time improving and iteration on their original formula, eventually meeting and then exceeding all of the public’s expectations of them.


Andrew Boggs

Andrew is a Northern Ireland based journalist with a passion for video games. His latest hobby is watching people speedrun Super Mario 64 and realising how bad he is at platformers.

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