'Red Matter' launches on PSVR 2 with cutting-edge visuals
Red Matter has been released for PSVR 2. You can find my impressions below.
Update from October 5th, 2023:
I was able to play Red Matter on Playstation VR 2 in advance and can confirm that Vertical Robot has once again delivered.
The five-year-old VR game looks almost as good as Red Matter 2 on Playstation VR 2, with the high render resolution and 4K textures painting a crisp picture of the game's universe.
If you liked Red Matter 2 and haven't played the original, you can pick it up without hesitation.
Red Matter is out now on the Playstation Store. The price is $20. Owners of the PSVR 1 version can upgrade to the Enhanced Edition for free.
Original article dated September 26, 2023:
The visually stunning 'Red Matter' gets even more impressive on PSVR 2
Red Matter is a sci-fi classic and one of the most beautiful VR games around. It will soon get a free visual upgrade on Playstation VR 2 and PC.
Released in 2018, Red Matter is set in a fictional future Cold War. You assume the role of Agent Epsilon as you infiltrate a base of the Communist Republic of Volgravia on Saturn's moon Rhea. Piece by piece, you'll uncover the mystery behind a top-secret research project. Red Matter set new standards in VR graphics and combines clever puzzles with a mysterious story.
Red Matter comes to PSVR 2 with a graphical upgrade
Yesterday, studio Vertical Robot announced that the first part will come to PSVR 2 in a graphically enhanced version.
? Red Matter is leveling up for PSVR2! ?
Coming October 5th: Not a new title, but a FREE enhancement of the beloved 2018 Red Matter classic.
✅ 4K textures
✅ Revamped controls
✅ Foveated rendering
Smooth 90fps with no reprojection
Experience the enhanced... pic.twitter.com/vmsDl57tDx
- Vertical Robot (@Vertical_Robot) September 25, 2023
The improvements include 4K textures, support for foveated rendering, and a smooth 90 fps frame rate without resorting to Sony's reprojection technology. The studio also writes that Red Matter will have the same internal resolution as its successor, which we know renders at maximum resolution plus supersampling. So Red Matter should look fantastic on PSVR 2.
Revamped controls are also coming, along with expanded language support.
A free upgrade for owners of the PSVR version
Red Matter 2 will be released on October 5th for Playstation VR 2 and will cost $19.99. Those who have already purchased Red Matter for the first Playstation VR will receive a free upgrade to the PSVR 2 version.
Red Matter as well as its successor are also available on Steam, Meta Quest and Pico headsets. The PC VR version of Red Matter will also receive the 4K textures as well as the revamped controls. The trailer above shows the PC VR version from 2018.
It's always nice to hear about VR classics being brought to the next generation of VR, and in this case to Playstation VR 2. Those who only played the second part can now catch up with the story of the first part, while newcomers can explore the Red Matter universe right from the start.