Rec Room co-founder reveals that PSVR 2 port is not worth doing right now

Rec Room characters with VR headsets and phones, with PSVR 2 in the bin
Credit: Rec Room

Rec Room characters with VR headsets and phones, with PSVR 2 in the bin
Credit: Rec Room

Despite being on every major VR platform, as well as making its way to consoles and mobile devices, PSVR 2 players are currently missing out on Rec Room, the free-to-play social VR game. And unfortunately, a port isn't coming any time soon.

There's no doubt that the PSVR 2 is one of the best VR headsets, especially when it comes to the hardware inside. But the issue that Sony's latest VR headset has isn't the specs, but rather, the fact you need an expensive console to power it, and that it can't be used standalone or with PCVR too.

PSVR 2's backwards compatibility has also been fairly disappointing, with developers required to make PSVR 2 upgrades for their PSVR games. And while the PSVR 2 games list has plenty of exciting titles, free-to-play hit Rec Room isn't one of them. And that won't be changing anytime soon.

During a recent Reddit AMA in the Rec Room subreddit, co-founder Cameron Brown, known by his username Gribbly, answered some questions from players and fans alike. One of those being about PSVR 2 support for the game, and the answer will disappoint PSVR 2 owners looking to socialise with their friends.

"No current plans to bring [Rec Room] to PSVR2" writes Brown, "We've looked into it, it's a non-trivial port, and we haven't found a way to make it make economic sense". He did add that, in an ideal world, "we would love to bring RR to PSVR2", however, he continued with "but we just can't justify the cost based on the numbers".

This might make the choice between PSVR 2 and Quest 3, or another similar standalone headset, an easier choice for you. Considering that Rec Room is available on a variety of platforms already, it's a shame that the game isn't coming to PSVR 2. At least, not for a while.

Fortunately, you can still play Rec Room on your PS5 as a standard experience, although it doesn't beat playing the game in VR. Fortunately, a Quest 3 Lite may be coming, so that could be a cheaper way to play your favourite VR games without breaking the bank again.

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