Sony’s latest State of Play showcase gave an idea of which games will support the PlayStation VR2 (PSVR2) headset launch. No price or release date for the headset has yet been shared, but at least we know what kinds of games to look forward to. For what it’s worth, Sony promised to launch the headset with 20 “big” games, so there’s still some work to be done to fill the gaps. We’ve covered the main highlights below, including trailers.
Guerrilla games boasted some combat and traversal gameplay for the upcoming PSVR2 exclusive game, Horizon Call of the Mountain† Like the console game, there seems to be a lot of climbing, and the visuals look stunning. I’m most intrigued by the satisfying-looking bow battles, and I’m curious to see how the game handles tricky VR controls in the thick of the action against those mechanized creatures.
Capcom delivers a patch for Resident Evil Village which allows VR support on the PSVR2 headset. Equivalent to Resident Evil 7Sony’s headset has VR experience exclusivity for Capcom’s first-person horror adventure. Capcom hasn’t shared an exact release date for the VR content, but it seems like a good time. We saw that main character Ethan could rotate weapons between hands like a gunfighter, which is all I want to do when I play a first-person VR game.
Capcom opened this State of Play showcase featuring the very first footage of the Resident Evil 4 remake† While the core game appears to be a third-person adventure (like the original), Sony has announced that PSVR2 content is in development. What’s not clear, though, is whether this will turn the game into a first-person shooter like the VR adaptation that landed on the Meta Quest 2 in 2021. If that’s the case, it would at least be a much more high-res and immersive experience.
Hello Games brings VR in No Man’s Sky, the frequently updated space exploration game. There’s already a VR version out there for PSVR and PC owners to enjoy, and this is likely an adaptation of the systems already in existence. Though I’m not sure just from seeing what limited footage was shown.
No virtual reality headset lineup can be complete without some kind of zombie-filled game. The Walking Dead: Saints and Sinners: Retribution coming to PSVR2 in 2022. If you’re into open-world shooters with some light stock management and scavenging for supplies, this might be worth checking out.