Players can now experience No Man's Sky on PSVR 2 thanks to the "Fractal" update.

No Man’s Sky Gets PSVR 2 Mode in Latest Fractal Update

Players can now experience No Man's Sky on PSVR 2 thanks to the "Fractal" update.

The first update of 2023 for No Man’s Sky brings a ton of new features to the game, including some very cool gear. But one of the biggest additions is support for the PlayStation VR 2 headset. With the headset launching today from Sony, many games are receiving free updates to immerse players into their respective game worlds.

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Resident Evil Village is one such example, having been given free DLC with PSVR 2 support. Such support for No Man’s Sky makes a lot of sense, especially since developer Hello Games has supported VR in past versions.

While the procedurally generated open-universe game doesn’t play dramatically different from the current PSVR or Vive versions, some of the PSVR 2’s unique features have been exploited to give you a more immersive experience. The Sense wand controllers provide tactile feedback when piloting a ship, grabbing plants, or punching various objects. There is also head and hand tracking, allowing you to physically remove items from your utility belt and such.

The rest of the changes are being kept vague on the official No Man’s Sky website. Things like “A vast number of gameplay and quality of life improvements” and “Up to 4K resolution” sound great but don’t really mean a whole lot out of context. Gyro controls for both PS4 and PS5 are mentioned (and reaffirmed on Sony’s PlayStation Blog), so that’s a solid addition.

That maybe isn’t a whole lot to go on, but fans likely already know what they’re getting into here. It shouldn’t be difficult to draw conclusions on what else has changed. For more, check out the full patch notes here.

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