F1 2022 is set to come out later this year and there have been plenty of features revealed so far ahead of the July 1 2022 release date, but is the game set to include VR support?
The next version of Codemasters’ epic racing sim is coming out amid the current season of real-life F1.
There, of course, Charles Leclerc is leading the standings while racing for Ferrari, and he is set to be one of the men on the cover of the Standard Edition of the game.
F1 22 is set to release on a variety of platforms, including PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox Series X/S and Xbox One.
There are a variety of new features, and it appears to be a truly next generation racing game.
But the question remains: Is F1 22 going to have VR support, so you can get behind the wheel of the car and feel like you’re actually on the track?
Read more: F1 2022 Game: Everything We Currently Know
Will F1 2022 have VR support?
The answer to this is a little bit complicated but, overall, it depends on the system you’re playing the game on.
As per Techradar, the latest entry into Codemasters’ series will have full VR support to players on PC, and PC alone.
PlayStation owners who are holding out hope for the same are unlikely to be given the same in future.
Of course, PlayStation VR is its own standalone system, while the PSVR 2 remains in development.
But it does not appear that F1 2022 will be getting VR support on Sony’s system.
That’s according to the game’s Senior Creative Director, Lee Mather, who said, again per TechRadar: “We’ve been investigating VR for some time and we want to bring it to our F1 game without compromise.
“We have partnered with a team who has worked on other Codemasters’ titles and it has taken several years to get us to this point where we know we can deliver a premium experience for our players.”
It means that console players may have to wait until F1 2023 to have full VR support.
The current list of compatible VR headsets are as follows:
- HTC Vive
- HTC Vive Cosmos
- Oculus Quest 2 (this will require a Link Cable).
- Oculus Rift S
- Value Index
On PC, those who choose to race in VR will be able to play against those who are racing normally.
Codemasters has also ensured that the game has a specific type of audio to immerse you, titled binaural audio, and there will also be rain droplets and dirt building up on player’s virtual visors.
However, Mather is aware of the sensation of feeling sick when it comes to playing VR and insists that they have taken steps to ensure they don’t feel queasy.