Sony’s recent State of Play demonstration revealed which titles will support the PlayStation VR2 (PSVR2) headset’s arrival. The headset’s pricing and release date are yet to be announced, but we do know what games we can expect. For what it’s worth, Sony stated that the headgear will launch with 20 “big” games, so there’s still some work to be done to fill in the gaps. The key highlights, including trailers, are listed below.
Horizon Call of the Mountain, a PSVR2 exclusive title from Guerilla Games, showed off some combat and traversal gameplay. There appears to be a lot of climbing, similar to the console game, and the sights are spectacular. The satisfying-looking bow combat intrigues me the most, and I’m interested how the game handles tough VR controls in the midst of conflict against those robotic animals.
Resident Evil Village will receive a patch from Capcom that will allow VR functionality on the PSVR2 headset. Similar to Resident Evil 7, Sony’s headset gets exclusive access to Capcom’s first-person horror adventure’s VR experience. Capcom hasn’t revealed a specific release date for the VR content, but it appears to be soon. We watched the main character Ethan flick weapons between his hands like a gunslinger, which is exactly what I want to do in a first-person VR game.
The first-ever video of the Resident Evil 4 remake was shown during Capcom’s State of Play event. While the primary game seems to be a third-person adventure (much like the original), Sony has confirmed that PSVR2 content is in the works. It’s unclear whether this will transform the game into a first-person shooter, similar to the VR adaption that debuted in 2021 on the Meta Quest 2. If that’s the case, it’ll almost certainly be a much higher-resolution and immersive experience.
Hello Games is bringing virtual reality to its popular space exploration game No Man’s Sky. There is already a VR version for PSVR and PC customers, and this will most likely be an adaption of both platforms. Though, based on the scant footage that was shown, I can’t say for sure.
There can’t be a virtual reality headset lineup without a zombie-themed game. In 2022, The Walking Dead: Saints and Sinners: Retribution will be released for PSVR2. This could be worth trying out if you enjoy open-world shooters with some light inventory management and scavenging for supplies.