VR hit C-Smash VRS is coming to PS5, and you won't need a headset

VR hit C-Smash VRS is coming to PS5, and you won't need a headset
Images via RapidEyeMovers | Wolf & Wood

Written by 

Lloyd Coombes

Published 

4th Apr 2024 16:00

Not long ago it felt like we were constantly being reintroduced to our favourite franchises in virtual reality, but now it appears the pendulum has swung the other way.

After a successful launch last year on PlayStation VR 2, and this week's on Meta Quest 2 & 3, Dreamcast throwback C-Smash VRS is coming to PlayStation 5 - and you can leave the headset on the shelf this time.

C-Smash VRS goes 2D with New Dimension PS5 version

C-Smash VRS - New Dimension gameplay screenshot
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As part of the update, which will arrive free for existing PSVR 2 players, the first-person gameplay will be shifted into a third-person perspective, while publisher RapidEyeMovers is promising "unannounced features for both VR and non-VR players".

I fell in love with Cosmic Smash back in 2001 and have been lucky to get SEGA’s blessing to bring it into VR,” says Jorg Tittel, RapidEyeMovers’ Director via a press release.

By expanding C-Smash VRS to PlayStation 5, we’ll be going full circle. It’s essentially a whole new game and we have some surprises in store which we’ll reveal closer to release.

"It's exciting because the focus is on one thing, how it feels," says Ryan Bousfield, Wolf & Wood founder.

"We already have loads of game modes and features, so for us, this is all about giving the player that VR 'presence' but through the analogue sticks of their controller".

C-Smash VRS launches on new platforms today

C-Smash VRS arrives on Meta Quest 2, 3, and Pro headsets today, as well as the Pico 4, and if you're wondering whether it's worth picking up we've got a full review where we awarded it 5 out of 5.

"From its banging soundtrack to its pixel-perfect paddling, C-Smash VRS is one of Meta Quest 3's most enjoyable titles, even a year on from its PSVR 2 launch," we said.

Lloyd Coombes
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