Unsurprisingly, "Saints & Sinners 2" looks much better on PSVR 2 than Quest 2
Saints & Sinners 2 launches this week on PSVR 2 and PC VR. As expected, the graphical differences to the Quest 2 version are huge.
The predecessor The Walking Dead: Saints & Sinners is one of the best games virtual reality has to offer.
On December 1, 2022, the sequel was released for Meta Quest 2 and a few weeks later for Pico 4. The mobile versions of the VR game are stripped down in terms of graphics.
New Youtube videos of the upcoming Playstation VR 2 and PC VR versions show just how much.
Playstation VR 2 flexes its muscles
A video from the Youtube channel Gamexplain published a graphics comparison last Friday: You can see the Quest 2 version on the left and the PSVR 2 version on the right.
Several scenes from the game are shown in the video: a boat ride through flooded New Orleans, various interiors and characters, zombie-infested streets and the courtyard of an apartment complex.
As you'd expect, the PSVR 2 version plays on a completely different technical level, with high-resolution textures, volumetric lighting, dynamic shadows, and many other graphical effects that you'll miss in Meta Quest 2. The gameplay is identical, but the atmosphere is quite different on Playstation VR 2.
Why the graphical differences are so big
The differences are simple to explain: Playstation 5 uses the hardware equivalent of a gaming PC, while Meta Quest 2 uses a smartphone chip from 2020.
Sony's console weighs several kilograms, is plugged into the wall, and can generate a lot of heat. Meta Quest 2 packs all this into a case that you can wear on your face. From this perspective, it is very impressive that complex games like Saints & Sinners 2 can be played on a mobile VR headset like Quest 2.
Owners of both systems will probably still prefer the PSVR 2 version, as the atmosphere of the game really benefits from the better graphics.
The Walking Dead: Saints & Sinners - Chapter 2: Retribution will be released on March 21, 2023 on Steam for PC VR compatible headsets and on the Playstation Store for Playstation VR 2. The second YouTube video also shows a comparison with the PC VR version.
All information about Sony's VR headset can be found in our Playstation VR 2 review. You will also need a Playstation 5.
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