In case you were worrying you might be limited exclusively to the hand-grip things that other virtual reality headsets like the Oculus Rift or HTC Vive, don’t worry. Sony has said that every Playstation VR game will be able to be played with a controller.
In addition to that, according to sony some Playstation VR game experiences will be added to when you use various peripherals like the Playstation Move, or the more recently-announced Aim controller.
Sony had earlier showed off a number of various Playstation VR game covers, all of whom will have the ability to use controllers.
The games include things like Playstation VR Worlds, Hustle Kings, which appears to be a pool game, and a game called “Rigs: Mechanized Combat League” which may be a sort of mecha-football thing.
Depending on which Playstation VR game you actually try out, however, it’s likely that you’ll have differing experiences with the controller, if you use it.
A controller could limit the various things you could do in one VR game, but could provide a much better experience on other games.
Other games, like Rigs, might work better with the sort of handheld remotes that come with the HTC Vive and the Oculus Rift, especially since it’s the sort of game that might require a pair of control sticks to use in order to pilot your mecha.
However, allowing Playstation controller support with any Playstation VR game might be better for people that are unused to VR controls at first, and would prefer to use a controller for the sake of familiarity.
With the Playstation VR coming out sometime later this year, along with the Playstation 4 Neo and the Playstation 4 Slim, it’s likely that we’ll be seeing a lot of Playstation media that’s available across multiple platforms to help Playstation catch up to other VR headsets.