Cloudhead Games confirmed Pistol Whip will not receive further support on PSVR 1, nearly three years after arriving on Sony's older VR headset.
Yesterday saw the Overdrive Season launch with Shred, one of 5 monthly scenes releasing from now until September. Advising this is coming to Quest 2, PSVR 2, Pico 4 and PC VR, developers were asked why PSVR was omitted. Stating they've made the "tough decision" to end future support, Cloudhead confirms it's "one of the big reasons" why Pistol Whip supports crossbuy with the PS5 VR headset.
Hi! All content up to and including Contracts are still available; however, our team has made the tough decision to end future support for PS VR1. This was one of the big reasons why we ensured Pistol Whip would be free on PS VR2 for anyone who already owned it on PS VR1.
This isn't the first game we've seen dropping PSVR 1 support recently. Back in March, Ramen VR confirmed VR MMO Zenith: The Last City will do the same on September 15, placing existing PSVR players into an isolated server. Back when Overdrive was first announced the team advised the update would be "available on all supported platforms upon release.”
This means Pistol Whip's last major content update on PSVR was the Contracts update last June and that should still be available to PSVR 1 owners. Meanwhile, modded scenes from the upcoming in-game level editor, Pistol Mix, are playable on Steam, Rift and Quest. When asked about PSVR 2 support last month for Pistol Mix, Cloudhead told UploadVR "we don't have anything to announce regarding the availability of Remixed Scenes on PlayStation VR2 at the moment."