Information that Hitman 3 and No Man’s Sky versions for PS5 cannot be launched via PS VR was confirmed by a Sony representative to the UploadVR publication. The company also noted that it has not yet “generally announced games for PS5 with PS VR support”.
Thus, the launch of Hitman 3 and No Man’s Sky on PS5 via PS VR will require versions of both games for PS4. Thanks to backwards compatibility, they will run on PS5 in both normal and VR modes. The versions of both games for PS4 will also receive a free graphic patch on next-gen console.
Together with the PS4 versions of the games, a special adapter for the PlayStation Camera will be needed to run them on PS5 via PS VR. Users can get it for free by submitting an application on the Sony website.
According to Jim Ryan, head of Sony Interactive Entertainment, the next generation of PlayStation VR helmet is not expected to be released before 2022.
Speaking to the Washington Post [paywall], Ryan reflected on the current PlayStation VR headset as a way Sony had gained “experience” in developing VR games and hardware. But it also sounded like we shouldn’t expect a new PSVR model anytime very soon.
“I think we’re more than a few minutes from the future of VR,” Ryan said. “PlayStation believes in VR. Sony believes in VR, and we definitely believe at some point in the future, VR will represent a meaningful component of interactive entertainment. Will it be this year? No. Will it be next year? No. But will it come at some stage? We believe that.
“And we’re very pleased with all the experience that we’ve gained with PlayStation VR, and we look forwarding to seeing where that takes us in the future.”