It doesn’t sound like Dark Souls developer From Software will be making another PSVR game. At least on the current headset, that is.
Speaking to Destructoid at E3, producer Masanori Takeuchi said From Software has no plans for another VR game. Last year the team released Deracine, a PSVR exclusive that was very different to its other titles. We were quite fond of it, but Takeuchi said the team actually found working with the headset “more limiting than expected.”
“It’s because when we did Déraciné, the hardware was actually a little more limiting than we expected,” Takeuchi explained. “We couldn’t quite render and depict the things we wanted to using PSVR – just the hardware and the know-how we had at the time.
It’s true that the PS4’s limited horsepower has been a strain for some VR developers. The console just isn’t as powerful as the PCs that run Rift and Vive headsets. Other developers like Gran Turismo’s Polyphony Digital have also spoken out to similar effect. But From is hopeful the upcoming PS4 successor fixes that.
“So perhaps we’ll wait a little bit and see what happens with the PS5 or the next-gen hardware, and then see what sort of performance we can get from that, what we can render on that hardware, and then make a decision,” Takeuchi said. He added that From does have ideas for new VR games, but they’re essentially best saved for future hardware.
While it’s a shame to hear that From won’t be making another PSVR title in the immediate future, we might not have too long to wait for the next headset. Sony is already talking about PS5, which will support the original PSVR. But there’s also several hints that the company is working on a new headset too. We’re hoping that might release in the next two or three years. Maybe Dark Souls VR could still happen.