When it comes to truly gorgeous gaming in virtual reality there are only a few titles on that list. Games like Red Matter 2, Half-Life: Alyx and Hubris. The latter arrived for PC VR headsets at the end of 2022, offering a stunning sci-fi adventure. Now it is the turn of PlayStation VR 2 and Meta Quest 2, with Hubris out today for both devices.
Hubris for PSVR 2 was originally slated for PSVR 2 in May, but Cyborn has been working on improving the title after player feedback. While the game looked fantastic, reviews found issues with the audio, shooting mechanics as well as enemy behaviour. Issues that the studio has hopefully rectified for the PSVR 2 and Quest 2 launch.
Across the three platforms, Quest 2 is going to be weaker visually. It just can’t compete with a PC or PS5 in terms of graphical processing. Even so, the fact that Cyborn has squeezed the title onto the standalone headset is impressive, reaching a much wider audience in the process.
The PSVR 2 edition, however, will likely be the one to watch thanks to the headset’s range of features. The studio previously stated that Hubris on PSVR 2 would see ‘significant improvements’ with ‘enhanced graphics and gameplay’ thanks to foveated rendering.
Addressing some of the previous issues mentioned, Cyborn has overhauled the gun reloading mechanism, enhanced the iron sights, added new enemy variations, reworked the 3D audio capabilities and balanced the difficulty. Furthermore, utilising the DualSense controller adaptive triggers and haptics players will get a more responsive feel from actions like swimming and shooting.
“You take the role of a recruit in training to become an agent of the mighty and feared Order-Of-Objectivity, also known as the ‘OOO’,” explains the synopsis. “Together with the pilot Lucia, you are sent to the planetoid belt of the Twin Planetary System, to search for the mysterious agent Cyanha.”
Hubris is out today for Quest 2 and PSVR 2.
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