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Zach Tsiakalis-Brown is in talks with Sony about bringing his PC VR hit to PSVR 2. A version for mobile VR headsets is not planned.
PC VR developer Zach Tsiakalis-Brown has confirmed that he is in talks with Sony about a possible release of Vertigo 2 on the PSVR 2. Although there are no concrete plans yet, Tsiakalis-Brown shows great interest in the project and considers an implementation “ definitely possible”. However, he rejects a release for Meta Quest 2.
PC VR hit Vertigo 2: yes to PSVR 2, no to Meta Quest
Tsiakalis-Brown said in an interview: “I’m really interested in [Vertigo 2 on PSVR 2]. I’ve talked with Sony a little bit about getting a partnership going. So no concrete plans, but I would love for that to happen, and I think it’s definitely possible it’ll happen.”
The VR developer was also asked about a possible conversion of Vertigo 2 to the Quest platform. He confirmed that several representatives from Meta had contacted him, without asking directly about a Vertigo 2 port.
“I’ve had several Meta people reach out and be like, “Hey, are you interested in a conversation?” And I’ve just kind of gently turned them down because I’m pretty committed to not working with Meta.”
facebook is genuinely doing incalculable harm to public perception of vr by associating it with their loser-ass sterilized metaverse. it’s hard to see a way forward for this tech when facebook is constantly trying to convince the public it’s the lamest thing they’ve ever seen
— Zach Tsiakalis-Brown (@MrZulubo) February 12, 2022
Tsiakalis-Brown has publicly criticized Meta in the past, accusing the company of doing a disservice to the VR industry with weak Metaverse marketing (see tweet above).
Not a mobile VR hater, but not keen on restrictions either
While the PC VR advocate isn’t a die-hard mobile VR hater, he wants to avoid limiting his vision of Vertigo 2 for mobile VR headsets. That’s why he chose PC VR as the sole platform for Vertigo 2, he said.
Even though PC VR games like Half-Life: Alyx or Vertigo 2 would not run on mobile VR, there are still many good VR experiences on standalone platforms, the Vertigo developer added.
Instead of limited ports, Tsiakalis-Brown would like to see more processing power in mobile VR headsets and a wider range of manufacturers: “It would also be nice if Meta wasn’t the biggest player.”
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