"The Brookhaven Experiment," one of HTC Vive's best-selling horror-themed games, is now available on the PSVR. Does this mean that PSVR games will also become playable in other VR platforms?
"The Brookhaven Experiment" is Phosphor Games' first entry into the VR market. Released on July 5, 2016, for the HTC Vive and Steam, the game quickly becomes a hit. The game is an experiment gone wrong, tore a hole into reality, and monsters started invading the human world. Phosphor Games boasts over 100,000 downloads for the game. After a month since the game's launch, Phosphor announced that the game will be ported to the PSVR, which hyped the PSVR community up until the day it was launched on Oct. 13, 2016.
"The Brookhaven Experiment" coming to the PSVR is a message that sooner or later the VR market will be flooded with multiplatform games. Although the PSVR was said to have one of the lowest quality based on reviews, the headset boasts one of the highest when it comes to refresh rate. High refresh rate means a smoother experience and less motion sickness. PSVR costs (based on current pricing) $481.73 against HTC Vive's $799 price tag through Amazon Prime. This means that the gaming developers will make more versions for the PSVR since more consumers can afford the headset.
Specs wise, the HTC Vive features two 1,200 x 1,080 pixel OLED displays, making for a combined resolution of 2,160 x 1,200, and offers a 90Hz refresh rate. The PSVR, on the other hand, has one 5.7 inches 1,920 x 1,080 OLED display is smaller than the Vive's, it has a higher 120Hz refresh rate, which renders games at an impressive 120fps. HTC Vive offers 110 degrees of view versus the PSVR's 100 degrees. What makes the Vive different from the other headset is that it will allow the player to move around the virtual world, acccording to Trusted Reviews.