Sony’s latest State of Play showcase provided a glimpse into what games will support the launch of the PlayStation VR2 (PSVR2) headset.
Unfortunately, neither a price nor a release date has been shared yet for the headset, but at least we understand what kind of games we can glance forward to.
Sony committed to projecting the headset with 20 “major” games, so it’s still got a bit of work to fill the gaps. We’ve encircled the main highlights below, including trailers.
HORIZON CALL OF THE MOUNTAIN PERSISTS TO LOOK GOOD
Guerilla Games showed some combat and traversal gameplay for its upcoming PSVR2 complete game, Horizon Call of the Mountain. There appears to be a heck of climbing like the console game, and the visuals look stunning. However, we are most intrigued by the satisfying-looking bow combat and curious about how the game handles tricky VR controls amid the action against those mechanized animals.
RESIDENT EVIL 8 IS GETTING VR SUPPORT
Capcom has a patch for Resident Evil Village that enables VR support on the PSVR2 headset. Like Resident Evil 7, Sony’s headset includes exclusivity on the VR venture for Capcom’s first-person horror adventure. Capcom didn’t share a precise release date for the VR content, but it looks like a good time. We saw the main protagonist Ethan being able to reverse weapons between hands like a gunslinger, which is all that you want to do when you play a first-person VR game.
RESIDENT EVIL 4’S REMAKE IS ALSO REACHING TO PSVR2 — IN SOME FORMAT
Capcom extended this State of Play showcase with the first-ever footage of the Resident Evil 4 remake. While the core game emerges as a third-person adventure (like the original), Sony announced that PlayStation PSVR2 content was designed. However, what isn’t apparent is whether this will turn the fun into a first-person shooter, like the VR transformation that landed on the Meta Quest 2 in 2021. If that’s the case, it’d probably be a much more high-res and immersive experience.
NO MAN’S SKY IS JOINING THE LINEUP
Hello Games will bring PlayStation VR into No Man’s Sky, its oft-updated space exploration game. There’s a VR version already for PSVR and PC owners to enjoy, and this is likely to be an adaptation of the pre-existing systems. Though, I don’t know that for sure just from seeing what limited footage was displayed.
THERE’S A WALKING DEAD GAME
No virtual reality headset lineup can be complete without some zombie-filled game. The Walking Dead: Saints and Sinners: Retribution is coming to Playstation VR2 in 2022. If you like open-world shooters with some light inventory management and scrounging for supplies, this might be worth checking out.