Sad news PlayStation fans; Codemasters has ‘no plans’ for a Dirt Rally 2.0 PSVR port.
The UK studios’ excellent racing game got surprise VR support last week. Oculus Rift, HTC Vive and Valve Index owners can play the full original game in VR. It’s visceral, polished and a heck of a lot of fun. Sadly, in a changelog post for the update, the studio confirmed a PSVR version isn’t happening (for now).
“Naturally with today’s news there will be a number of PlayStation fans who are wondering if a PSVR version of DiRT Rally 2.0 will become available,” the blog reads. “There are no plans to add PSVR support to DiRT Rally 2.0.”
And that’s that. It’s not a strict no by any sense, but it’s not looking good. Codemasters did bring the original Dirt Rally to PSVR after an Oculus Rift port, which had us hopeful for an eventual console VR version.
The team didn’t offer any reasons for the lack of a Dirt Rally 2.0 port. That said, PSVR’s dependence on the aging PS4 console has stopped a lot of VR ports coming its way over the past few years. Fallout 4 VR, Hellblade VR and L.A. Noire: The VR Case Files all exist on PC but not on console.
Perhaps that could all change with the introduction of the next PlayStation console, though. We know Sony’s next device will support the original PSVR, which would give it an immediate power boost. Hopefully once it arrives more developers will start turning their attention towards the headset.