PS VR2 Launch Lineup Revealed

PlayStation VR2: 13 new titles and launch lineup revealed by Shawne Benson (Director, Head of Portfolio, Global Third Party Relations) for the PlayStation Blog

We are currently tracking more than 30 games for the launch window through March*, including titles from popular IP like Horizon Call of the Mountain, No Man’s Sky, and Resident Evil Village. A free PS VR2 update for Gran Turismo 7 is also on track for launch day.

Finally. Nice to see confirmation that Gran Turismo 7 is day one. Here are some on the games that have caught my eye for during the launch.

Before Your Eyes is a game I’ve seen Razbuten use in his videos. I had no idea it used your webcam to monitor blinking. This should be quite powerful with VR and the headset’s eye-tracking.

PlayStation says Pavlov VR is the “#1 most popular multiplayer PC VR shooter.” Happy to see Sony chasing down top tier PC VR games. If only they’d chase down the PC VR game1

What the Bat? hyppeeeeeeeeee! Glad I held off on snagging this on Quest 2.

Rez Infinite and Tetris Effect: Connected are particularly exciting because of the PS VR2 haptics; both in the controllers and the headset. This should be as close as consumers can get to the Synesthesia Suit.

The Last Clockwinder is nothing like what I have seen in VR before. Spacial time Rube Goldberg puzzles is right up my alley. Another game I glad I waited to snag.

I noticed a few of the games have free PS VR2 upgrades if you own the PS VR version.2 This is positive to see, especially considering the entirely different means of tracking. Notable titles not on the free upgrade path were Rez Infinite and Tetris Effect, both having a $9.99 upgrade price. No Man’s Sky also does not mention an upgrade path. This is, of course, up to the developers entirely. What I would really like to see is Sony offer upgrades for their prominent first-party PS VR games like Astro Bot: Rescue Mission, Dreams, and Blood & Truth.

It feels good to have the full picture of PS VR2’s launch. That’s one fewer question I have for PlayStation.

1. And make PS VR2 PC compatible.

2. There were seven mentioned in the closing list. There were also five launch window games, which are supposed to be out by the end of March 2023.