Horizon, Resident Evil Village, and other titles will be available on PlayStation VR2
Sony’s latest State of Play demonstration revealed which games will support the PlayStation VR2 (PSVR2) headset’s release. The headset’s pricing and release date are yet to be announced, but we do know what kinds of games we can expect. For what it’s worth, Sony has committed to releasing the headgear with 20 “big” games, so there’s still some work to be done to fill the gaps.
Guerilla Games demonstrated some combat and traversal gameplay for Horizon Call of the Mountain, its upcoming PSVR2 exclusive title. There appears to be a lot of climbing, as in the console game, and the sights are spectacular. The satisfying-looking bow combat has piqued our interest, and we’re curious how the game handles tough VR controls in the heat of battle against those robotic animals.
Capcom is releasing a patch for Resident Evil Village that allows the PSVR2 headset to support VR. Similar to Resident Evil 7, Sony’s headset gets exclusive access to Capcom’s first-person horror adventure’s VR experience. Capcom did not provide a specific release date for the VR content, although it appears to be soon. We watched the main character Ethan flick weapons between his hands like a gunslinger, which is all we want to do when we play a first-person VR game.
Capcom kicked off this State of Play presentation with the first look at the Resident Evil 4 remake. While the primary game appears to be a third-person adventure (similar to the original), Sony has stated that PSVR2 content is in the works. What is unclear is whether this would transform the game into a first-person shooter, similar to the VR adaption that debuted on the Meta Quest 2 in 2021. If that’s the case, it’ll probably be a much higher-resolution and immersive experience.
Hello Games will include virtual reality in No Man’s Sky, a frequently updated space exploration game. There is already a VR version available for PSVR and PC consumers, and this is most likely a modification of the pre-existing technologies. We don’t know for sure, though, based on the minimal footage that was shown.
A virtual reality headset lineup would be incomplete without a zombie-themed game. In 2022, The Walking Dead: Saints and Sinners: Retribution will be released for PSVR2. If you enjoy open-world shooters with some light inventory management and scavenging for supplies, this might be worth a look.