Sony still hasn’t launched any launch day lineup for PSVR 2, although we’re starting to get a good idea of what the next-gen VR headset might have in store when it releases in early 2023.
Here’s a look at what we hope will be a growing list of all the games announced for the PSVR 2 so far. Also, don’t forget to check out our in-depth hands-on with PSVR 2 hardware to see what sets it apart from the original.
Horizon Call of the Mountain
Horizon Call of the Mountain is not a log ride or hollow VR “experience” as the trailer might suggest. No, developed by Sony’s Guerrilla Games and Firesprite studios, the first VR version of the Horizon universe is going to be an honest-to-goodness story campaign that the developers say will take around seven hours to complete, along with “additional content ” included in the game.
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Star Wars: Tales from the Edge of the Galaxy
Star Wars: Tales from the Edge of the Galaxy is an action-adventure experience where you will play as a droid repair technician operating near the Outer Rim. First introduced to Meta Quest in 2020, this will be the first time this Star Wars-flavored run-and-gun adventure will be available outside of the Meta ecosystem.
Check out our spoiler-free review here
Resident Evil Village
Capcom brings Resident Evil Village to PSVR 2, and it says the game will deliver “an even deeper immersive experience by taking full advantage of the vivid graphics possible with the headset’s 4K HDR display, PlayStation VR2 eye tracking, 3D audio from the PS5 and more”. Lady Dimitrescu is waiting for you!
hello started in the world as basically CS: GO, but in VR. With a ton of game modes to switch things up now, it’s doing pretty well on Quest 2 and PSVR for PS4 and PS5. Now, indie developers Mardonpool say they’re also readying a version for PSVR 2, which we hope will see a significant improvement in visual polish.
The retro-futuristic cyberpunk single-player game may still be in early access, but indie developer Blair Renaud (aka “Anticleric”) said earlier this year that Low-Fi was indeed directed to the PSVR 2 and PC VR headsets. Renaud calls it “[m]more like a holodeck program than a traditional game,” thanks to its large open world and non-linear gameplay style. If you have a PC VR headset, you can actually jump into the game now for $35.
Slaughterhouse of samurai
Slaughterhouse of samurai is an upcoming hack-n-slash VR adventure with an open world and light RPG features, set to come to PC VR, Quest 2 and now PSVR 2 too. Developer Tab Games sets the scene: your soul is trapped on a mythical mountain and the only way to escape is to fight your way to the top of a huge constructed castle. Free your soul by banishing demons back to the NetherRealm where they came from.
Created by VR veteran Resolution Games, Demoo is a VR version of a tabletop RPG dungeon crawler. It’s done remarkably well on Quest 2 and PC VR headsets since its 2021 release, thanks in part to its basement-themed D&D-style action that lets you get together with friends for a night of fun. tactical game from a distance.
Check out our review here
No Man’s Sky
The redemption story continues, as Hello Games pledges to bring its space exploration simulator to PSVR 2, including all the successive patches and DLC drops that took it from an empty shell generated from procedural way to a universe truly overflowing with possibilities.
The Walking Dead: Saints & Sinners Chapter 2
This is a complete suite of the most popular VR games in recent times, The Walking Dead: Saints and Sinners. Like the first in the series, you’ll wander through a post-apocalyptic New Orleans that’s teeming not only with the undead, but also with rival gangs that you can choose to join or fight. Physics-based combat, low ammo reserves, and a very tricky stamina system mean you’ll have to think long and hard before you run into that crowd of walkers.
Resident Evil 4
Resident Evil 4 is already available on Quest 2, although this particular version is a classic zombie shooter from another band. The game coming to PSVR 2 is actually the remake, so we get everything new this time around and not just improved textures. We hope the VR support is as good as the Quest 2 version, and significantly better than RE7 Biological risk, which wasn’t bad, but it’s been showing its age since it was released in 2017.
It’s unclear how much “new” content we’re getting right off the bat with Firesprite’s upcoming firewall game, which like the original promises team-based tactical shooter action across a multitude of maps, though Ultra Firewall is definitely the future of the franchise. We can expect to see legacy maps, characters, and weapons, but also updates for more of everything down the line.
Among us VR
This is Among us, but in VR! Yeah, it comes to everything, but everything also includes the PSVR 2 now too apparently. As a party game, you’ll be happy to know that VR veterans Schell Games are making it cross-platform, so you can play with users on Meta Quest 2, PlayStation VR, or PC VR headsets.
Developed by virtual reality veterans nDreams, Ghostbusters VR is about to bring Quest 2 and PSVR 2 owners co-op multiplayer mysteries that will have you tracking, blasting, and trapping ghosts in gripping encounters while wielding iconic gear. You can of course play solo, but it promises to be more fun when you and three other friends take on the bumps of the night.
This is the one we’ve been waiting for for a long time. Cyan announced his next VR adventure Firmament in 2018, before Quest 2 and PSVR 2 were even a glint in a billionaire’s eye. Most recently known for VR games Obduction (2017) and the VR adaptation of Myst, Cyan has been posting regular updates on the game’s million-dollar Kickstarter, and we can’t wait to see what promises to be eye candy working on modern headsets.
VR Requisition is a four-player online cooperative survival game, set in an apocalyptic world. It should land on PC VR headsets in early access in September, which should give it a good time to cook before it arrives on PSVR 2. There are some difficult object interaction things that we would like to see in the handy, though you can’t help but salivate over a game deep enough to strap knives to chair legs and stab zombies.
To note: All of the games below have been confirmed to support PSVR 2. We’ll update this list as we get closer to launch in early 2023.
Did we miss any? Let us know in the comments below so we can include it in our list!