Will F1 23 support PSVR2?

F1 22 was the first Formula 1 game to support VR, bringing a new level of immersion. Playing F1 22 in VR allowed you to experience the thrills of being an F1 racing driver like never before. PC VR support is confirmed, but will there be F1 23 PSVR2 support for PS5 players?

Gran Turismo 7 is phenomenal on PSVR2, and so PS5 players are wondering if F1 23 will also support Sony’s VR headset.

Here’s what we know so far about F1 23 PSVR2 support.

Will F1 23 support PSVR2?

F1 22 supports a variety of PC VR headsets. These include the Oculus Rift S, HTC Vive Pro and Valve Index among others. Sony’s PSVR2 headset has launched since then, bringing a premium VR experience for PS5 players who can afford its steep asking price.

F1 23 screenshot Alpine Monaco
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Aside from Gran Turismo 7, there’s a distinct lack of PSVR 2 racing games right now. GT7 set new standards for VR console racing games and F1 23 would be another killer app on PSVR2 for racing fans. The PSVR2’s crisp 4K resolution screen and haptic feedback would take F1 23 to the next level on PS5.

There was no mention of PSVR2 support when F1 23 was announced, raising concerns for fans of Sony's VR headset. VR support is also not listed on the F1 23 PlayStation Store game page.

Since then, EA has confirmed that F1 23 will not support PSVR2 and will only be playable on PC VR headsets.

F1 23 screenshot Aston Martin Melbourne
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"F1 23 will only support VR on PC," an EA spokesperson told UploadVR, ruling out a PSVR2 port. With no new PSVR2 racing games on the horizon this year, F1 23's lack of PSVR2 support is a massive missed opportunity.

Sales were reportedly slow at launch, so the PSVR2 has a low player base compared to the PS5. As a result, F1 23 PSVR2 support probably isn’t high on Codemasters’ priorities.

Instead, resources have been poured into improving the handling, modelling the new Las Vegas track and developing the new Braking Point story mode.

Since Codemasters’ F1 games are released annually, there simply might not be enough time or resources to get F1 23 running on PSVR2 in time for launch.

It looks like we will have to wait until F1 24 to play a Codemasters F1 game on PSVR2. Ultimately, this will depend if PSVR2 sales pick up.

Release date

F1 23 is arriving earlier than usual. The release date is set for 16 June on PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One and PC via EA App, Epic Games Store, and Steam. Those who pre-order the Champions Edition can start racing three days earlier on 13 June.

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