Elite Dangerous PSVR – ‘quality is vital’ says Frontier


The developer behind Elite Dangerous has hinted that the PlayStation 4 version of the game may receive a PSVR update in the near future, but only if the technology is up to scratch.

Speaking during a Reddit AMA, Frontier Developments’ David Braben said he’s a huge fan of virtual reality gaming, but isn’t quite sure if the tech is able to provide the quality experience necessary just yet. Interestingly, the game already supports virtual reality devices for other formats, such as HTC Vive and Oculus Rift. 

I’m a huge fan of VR, and have been carefully following it from day one. The most important thing is it is a good experience, and we’re not there yet in terms of the quality. It’s certainly something we’d like to consider, but quality is vital,” said Braben. 

Braben chose his words carefully here, although it does seem like he’s essentially saying that the PS4 isn’t quite powerful enough to reach the level of quality for PSVR in terms of image and frame rate. Still, we’ve already seen a number of great PSVR experiences to date, including Resident Evil 7: biohazard, Farpoint, Batman: Arkham VR, and more, so the technology certainly is capable of some great games despite being in its infancy. 

Elite Dangerous hit PS4 late last month, and takes the form of a space adventure romp that includes trading and combat simulation. The title is noted for its expansive open-world gameplay, recreating a 1:1 scale galaxy based on the milky way that players can freely explore in their spaceship. Elite Dangerous sold over half-a-million copies as of April 2015 for the PC, and is projected to rake in 22 million in overall sales.

Read our Elite Dangerous PS4 Review to see if the game is worth your hard-earned cash, and let us know your thoughts on possible PSVR functionality in the comments section below.