All the PlayStation VR2 Announcements From Sony’s State of Play
Sony Interactive Entertainment’s (SIE) State of Play presentations have become the company’s de facto way of making its PlayStation announcements, rather than event linked press events. The most recent showcase was jam-packed with exciting details, most notably a selection of virtual reality (VR) titles for PlayStation VR2.
If you did somehow miss all of the buzz surrounding what VR titles have been added to PlayStation VR2’s roster then take a look below.
Resident Evil 4 VR
The Resident Evil series has gone from strength to strength in VR in recent years, with Resident Evil 4 revived last year for Meta Quest 2. The State of Play event revealed that a PlayStation 5 edition is due for release on 23rd March 2023, showcasing the title in all its next-gen glory. Then, right at the end, was a PSVR2 tease, simply saying that “PlayStation VR2 content also in development”.
No indication of whether that’s full support or for bonus “VR” content as some PlayStation titles have done in the past. However, the PS5 version won’t be a 100% port of the original as Capcom will be: “reimagining the storyline of the game” whilst “modernizing the graphics and updating the controls.” So it won’t purely be a pretty makeover.
Resident Evil Village
There was more Resi good news, this time with Capcom confirming the very latest instalment, Resident Evil Village will be getting official VR treatment. Resident Evil Village will fully support PlayStation VR2, taking advantage of the headset’s eye tracking, motion controls and other features.
That means dual-wielding weapons, so you can switch up strategies by mixing between weapons. This was teased in the reveal trailer but no date was mentioned.
Horizon Call of the Mountain
Firesprite and Guerrilla Games teased Horizon Call of the Mountain earlier this year with a very brief trailer. Now, the teams have given gamers a much deeper look at the upcoming VR experience, the creatures they’ll encounter and the locations that await.
With SIE previously stating it wanted to move away simple “VR experiences” and from the gameplay trailer shown Horizon Call of the Mountain looks set to do just that. The PlayStation Blog confirms there will be a main story as well as an “immersive River Ride experience” that can be enjoyed by others watching on a connected TV.
No Man’s Sky VR
And for those eager to spend countless hours with their PlayStation VR2 on, Hello Games is working on bringing its popular space exploration title No Man’s Sky to the device. As it’s already available for PlayStation VR, the PSVR2 edition will: “take that sense of immersion and believability up by several major notches,” notes Hello Games’ founder Sean Murray.
The Walking Dead: Saints & Sinners – Chapter 2: Retribution
Having dropped the first teaser gameplay trailer for The Walking Dead: Saints & Sinners – Chapter 2: Retribution back in March, Skydance Interactive and Skybound Entertainment released new footage of the zombie survival adventure whilst confirming both PlayStation VR and PlayStation VR2 support.
Continuing the story of The Tourist surviving the walker-infested streets of New Orleans, the PSVR2 version will offer enhanced visuals and haptic feedback support. This sequel is coming to supported headsets in 2022, with the PlayStation VR2 arriving in 2023 – seemingly confirming the headset’s launch next year.
SIE still hasn’t specified a release window or price for the upcoming headset but it’s looking more and more likely that 2023 will be the year. What has been detailed is the fact that 20+ videogames are currently earmarked for the VR devices’ arrival. As further details are made available gmw3 will let you know.