It seems as if PlayStation VR will actually require the players to have PlayStation Move controllers. Only a few days ago, Sony confirmed that PSVR titles can be easily played with DualShock 4 controllers but now they have altered their statement and confirmed that some titles will need PlayStation Move controllers.
According to the altered statement from Sony, a huge majority of PSVR titles will support DualShock 4. The experience of many of these titles can be further enhanced by Move controllers. There will however, be some that absolutely need players to have a Move controller to be able to play.
“Nearly all PlayStation VR titles will support DualShock 4 controllers, and several games will deliver an enhanced experience that further immerses gamers with the use of peripherals such as Move or the recently announced Aim controller. There will be a limited number of titles that require Move controllers.” Sony said in its altered statement.
From the looks of things, Sony’s PR team might not have all their ducks in a row yet because both these contradicting statements were released within 3-4 days of each other. So it seems like people interested in VR might have had their hopes shattered and will have to spring some extra cash for the Move controllers if they want to play the Move-only games.
Given the $400 price tag of the PSVR headset, it might have been a good move to make all games accessible simply through the DualShock 4 controller and leaving it up to the players to switch to Move or the Aim controller if they want to further enhance their experience.
There is however, some good news to go with this as well. Apparently the box art of each PlayStation VR game will clearly mention which controllers are supported and whether it will work or not without a Move controller.
This way players won’t end up buying a game only to realize it later that they don’t have the required peripheral for it. Well some good will is appreciated, after all the demand for the VR headset is so high that pre orders are already out of stock.