PSVR 2 is available now for $550, but what about PSVR 2 games?
Here’s our full rundown of all PSVR 2 launch titles and announced games. We originally published this article on January 6, 2022 and have been updating and republishing it periodically since then. As of this latest update, we’ve reviewed the PlayStation VR2 system after spending significant time with Sony’s next-generation headset and playing roughly half of the launch lineup.
Sony confirmed there are 100+ projects in the pipeline for PlayStation VR2. Our list below begins with games that released alongside PSVR 2 on February 22, 2023 and those coming in the month afterward. Release plans can change, of course, and we’re confirming additional announced or rumored games on an ongoing basis.
Here’s our full list of confirmed and rumored PSVR 2 games.
PSVR 2 Launch Titles
This section includes PSVR 2 launch titles that are available now and released alongside PlayStation VR2 on February 22, 2023.
Horizon Call of the Mountain
The first title Sony itself officially announced for PSVR 2, Horizon Call of the Mountain is a spin-off of the popular open-world series and we’ve finished the whole game.
You might have already played Horizon Zero Dawn, in which protagonist Aloy learned about the near-extinction of humanity and the rise of dinosaur-like machines, or its sequel, Forbidden West on PS4 or PS5. Call of the Mountain is an all-new entry in which you play as a new character (though you will meet Aloy), developed by one of Sony’s newly-acquired studios, Firesprite. It features a full campaign with multiple paths, alongside a separate river ride experience.
Star Wars: Tales From The Galaxy’s Edge – Enhanced Edition
Star Wars: Tales from the Galaxy’s Edge – Enhanced Edition packages both parts from the original Quest releases into one complete offering on PSVR 2, available at launch.
We’ve played the enhanced edition on PSVR 2 and you can check out our graphics comparison embedded above, with ILMxLAB saying the game has been rebuilt “to take advantage of many of the enhancements the hardware has to offer” including eye tracking and haptics in both the headset and Sense controllers.
Resident Evil Village
The entire Resident Evil 8 experience on PSVR 2 is a free upgrade to the existing PS5 game from Capcom.
First released in 2021, Resident Evil 8 reunited players with Ethan, the protagonist from Resident Evil 7, on an all new horror adventure. Capcom also released a demo for the VR mode alongside the update for PSVR 2 launch.
Gran Turismo 7
We’d long suspected Gran Turismo 7 would jump to PSVR 2 and, like Resident Evil Village, the entire game is playable in VR as a launch day update to the PS5-exclusive game.
This tabletop RPG-inspired dungeon crawler was one of our favorite games when it released and as a February 22 launch day release for PSVR 2, it brings the entire experience to players both in PSVR 2 and on TVs with PS5.
Demeo from the PlayStation store features cross-play with Steam, Quest, and Epic Games store versions of this top tier multiplayer experience. You can find more info here.
Cities: VR – Enhanced Edition
Cities: VR – Enhanced Edition is a launch day release for PSVR 2.
Initially released on the Quest store, the PlayStation store “enhanced edition” brings the full Cities: Skylines experience into VR. According to the PlayStation blog, this version will use the PS5’s horsepower to bring “great detail” and ensure a “smooth experience” when observing you cities from all levels.
You can read our hands-on from January here.
Esteemed VR studio Owlchemy Labs brings its latest release, Cosmonious High, to PSVR 2 as a launch title.
This version of the game adds eye tracking support and real-time shadows and is also designed to take advantage of the unique force feedback hardware in the Sense controllers and PSVR 2 headset, so that players will be able to feel elements like wind and water as they interact with the environment.
Owlchemy Labs confirmed that both of its playful simulation games are seeing release at launch on PSVR 2 with free upgrades for existing PlayStation VR owners.
Developers say the games have improvements “including enhanced audio stabilizers, haptic feedback, and 4K image rendering.” Vacation Simulator on PSVR 2 will include the Back To Job free content update as well. Players who already own Job Simulator and Vacation Simulator on PlayStation VR will receive a PlayStation 5 version of the game they can download to their PS VR2 libraries at no additional cost.
A new VR headset without Job Simulator would be unheard of at this point, and Owlchemy Labs isn’t letting 2016’s cornerstone VR game escape release at launch for PSVR 2.
Like its sequel Vacation Simulator, owners of the original game for PSVR get the PSVR 2 version of the game in their PS5 library for free, and it includes the “Infinite Overtime” free content update.
Pistol Whip is a launch day title for PSVR 2 with support for a bunch of the headset’s new features and capabilities. According to Lucas Sitanski from Cloudhead Games, the Sense controller haptics allow you to “feel the rush of a bullet grazing your head, the clicks of reloading your gun, and more realistic vibrations when firing.” Pistol Whip also supports 3D audio on PSVR 2 and should feature faster load times and scene transitions.
The PSVR 2 version of Pistol Whip is a free upgrade for owners of the original PSVR version.
Zenith: The Last City
The VR MMO Zenith is a launch day title for PSVR 2 free for players who already own the game for the original PSVR.
Since launching on other platforms, Zenith developers Ramen VR have added a bunch of new content and changes to the experience, all of which will carry over to the new PSVR 2 version. This includes an overhaul of the new player experience. The game uses the PSVR 2’s headset and Sense controller haptic feedback as well as the adaptive triggers for weapon effects, and PS5’s storage system should lead to dramatically faster loading times compared to other platforms.
After the Fall
After the Fall is a PSVR 2 launch day title. Vertigo Games is adding support for Sense controller haptics and adaptive triggers in this version of the game. Plus, it continues to support full cross-platform multiplayer, so PSVR 2 players can play with other After the Fall players on any other VR platform.
For owners of After the Fall on PSVR, the PSVR 2 version is a free upgrade.
An underrated gem on Quest, Tentacular makes its debut on PSVR 2 with support for adaptive triggers and haptics on the headset and Sense controllers. It also implements eye tracking functionality across the game, allowing you to use your eyes to interact with La Kalma residents and the game’s menus.
Moss and Moss: Book 2
Following a PSVR, PC VR, and Quest launch, confirmation that the Moss series would appear on PSVR 2 seemed inevitable. Developed by Polyarc, both fantasy adventure games release for Sony’s new headset at launch, offering visual improvements, haptic feedback, and adaptive trigger support. There’s no cross-buy if you already have them on PSVR.
Pavlov, the popular VR multiplayer shooter, is a PSVR 2 launch game after initially being one of the first games confirmed for the platform. Developer Vankrupt Games had suggested there may be crossplay support with the Quest version, Pavlov Shack, but that’s not the case at launch. Instead, Pavlov on PSVR 2 has crossplay with the PC edition.
What the Bat?
UploadVR’s Game of the Year 2022 makes its way to PSVR 2. A VR sequel to 2019’s What The Golf?, you’ll tackle a series of increasingly absurd challenges using bats for hands, and you can check out our full What the Bat? review for the Quest edition.
Sony confirmed a reboot of Fantavision as one of PSVR 2’s more surprising launch games. Originally a PS2 puzzle game by the now-defunct Japan Studio in 2000, Fantavision 202x is being developed by Cosmo Machia. You’ll catch fireworks of the same color and shoot them into the night sky in Fantavision 202x.
Kayak VR: Mirage
Kayak VR: Mirage first appeared on PC VR, offering a stunning adventure sim with asynchronous multiplayer. Now, developer Better Than Life brings Kayak to PSVR 2 for launch.
Thirdverse’s Altair Breaker is a multiplayer sword-fighting game in PSVR 2’s launch lineup. You and three other players fight AI across an abandoned floating city.
Dyschronia: Chronos Alternate
Dyschronia: Chronos Alternate, an ongoing episodic trilogy from MyDearest, is jumping onto PSVR 2. The third entry in the Chronos Universe, following Tokyo Chronos and Altdeus: Beyond Chronos, this adventure sees you playing detective after the city’s founder is suddenly murdered. Episode 1 and Episode 2 should be both be available at launch.
Kizuna AI – Touch the Beat!
First released in 2020 on Quest, Kizuna AI – Touch the Beat! returns as another PSVR 2 launch game. A rhythm game that places you in the audience, you hit notes that fly toward you with a penlight, playing with Kizuna AI. Notably, Kizuna is also supposed to launch for the original PSVR too in April 2023, though cross-buy support remains unconfirmed.
The Tale of Onogoro
Announced within a batch of PSVR 2 titles from Japanese studios, The Tale of Onogoro comes from Amata K.K, taking you to a mysterious parallel world. Teaming up with a shrine maiden, Hal, you’ll need to defeat five beasts that terrorize this land. The game releases as a launch title for PSVR 2 with a planned release for the original PSVR to follow.
Song In The Smoke: Rekindled
Confirmed in EDGE Magazine issue #380, 17-Bit is remastering its hit survival game as Song in the Smoke: Rekindled for PSVR 2, available at launch. Alongside haptic feedback support, PlayStation Blog confirms this contains an “all-new free jump and clamber mode completely unique to PSVR 2.” Cross-buy support is also confirmed for those who originally bought Song in the Smoke on PSVR.
Currently available on Quest and PSVR, Puzzling Places makes the leap to PSVR 2 where you can put together puzzles through 3D jigsaws. New enhancements include sharper textures, eye tracking support when selecting pieces, haptic feedback support, and a 1000 piece puzzle. If you already own it on PSVR, this will be available as a free upgrade.
Originally a PSVR launch title, Rez Infinite joins Sony’s new headset at launch once again. On PSVR 2, that comes with eye tracking for tracking and aiming at enemies, alongside haptic feedback from the headset and controllers. While an upgrade path is available, this one isn’t free and instead, it’s been discounted to $9.99 for PSVR owners.
Synth Riders: Remastered Edition
Synth Riders is already on most VR platforms, so it’s little surprise to see a Remastered Edition arriving on PSVR 2. Promising reduced loading times, updated visuals, multiplayer, and more, that’s another free upgrade for anyone who owns the PSVR version, and that also covers previously purchased DLC. Anyone who buys Remastered from launch can access the Lindsey Stirling music pack for one month until March 22.
Tetris Effect Connected
Tetris Effect: Connected is back once again, joining the list of PSVR ports. First released in 2019, this spectacular puzzle game received its Connected update in 2021, and that’s now coming to PSVR 2 and PS5. Just like Rez Infinite, an upgrade path is available but it won’t be free. Instead, it’s discounted to $9.99 for PSVR owners.
The Last Clockwinder
Another PSVR launch game from 2016, Thumper return for PSVR 2, taking us back to this rhythm-action hellride. While Thumper doesn’t come with a free next-gen upgrade for original owners, developers Drool tout 4K visuals, 3D audios, and haptic feedback among its improvements.
Cave Digger 2: Dig Harder
A sequel to 2019 mining sim Cave Digger, Perp Games confirms Cave Digger 2: Dig Harder features solo play and 4-player co-op, where you’ll collect valuable resources while exploring.
City builder Townsmen VR arrives on PSVR 2 following an early access period on PC VR. HandyGames confirms it utilizes headset feedback to feel environmental effects like earthquakes, alongside using the Sense controllers’ adaptive triggers.
Zombieland: Headshot Fever Reloaded
Zombieland: Headshot Fever Reloaded from XR Games’ is an arcade light-gun shooter that’s been “rebuilt for PlayStation VR 2”. Once a Quest exclusive, Zombieland: Headshot Fever is a self-contained story set after Zombieland: Double Tap, where you’ll shoot zombies through an on-rails course. You can read our review here.
NFL Pro Era
NFL Pro Era dropped onto PSVR and Quest last September and it’s a PSVR 2 launch day free next-gen upgrade for existing PlayStation VR owners.
The Light Brigade
From Funktronic Labs, the developers of Fujii, comes a new single player roguelike that sees you join the ranks of the titular Light Brigade and play through procedurally generated battlegrounds with “realistic physics-based gunplay” and spells. It’s available February 22 on both PSVR 2 and Quest 2.
Garden of the Sea
Garden of the Sea launches on February 22 for PSVR 2, after releasing for Quest 2 and PC VR last year.
Following a Quest release last February, developers Garage51 recently announced that Drums Rock is coming to PSVR 2. An arcade-style drumming game, this utilizes PSVR 2’s headset vibration, haptic feedback, and eye tracking. It releases at launch on February 22.
No Man’s Sky
To the surprise of pretty much no one, the excellent VR support for No Man’s Sky has found its way to the PS5 version and PSVR 2. It released launch day for PSVR 2, alongside a big game update that added an overhaul of many VR mechanics as well.
Jurassic World Aftermath Collection
Coatsink is bringing the Jurassic World Aftermath Collection to PSVR 2, which it calls a “reworked version” of Part 1 and Part 2 releases on Quest, packaged into one complete offering. Coatsink says Aftermath is “targeting 4K at 90 FPS” on PSVR 2 and takes advantage of headset features like in-headset rumble and 3D audio.
This version of the game also includes added volumetric lighting, enhanced post-processing effects and faster loading times, alongside a new “Dino Viewer” that lets you view the game’s dinosaurs in a museum setting. It’s available now for PSVR 2.
Originally released for Quest and PSVR, Startenders will see you work as an intergalactic bartender, juggling multiple customers and increasingly complicated orders from alien customers on board a spaceship. It’s available now as a launch title for PSVR 2.
Les Mills Bodycombat
Lss Mills Bodycombat will get the blood flowing in VR. This workout app was originally available on Quest and is now available on PSVR 2 as a launch day title.
Stand aboard a viking ship and bang the drums to the beat of rock music to keep your viking rowers powering through the water. Ragnarock is one of our favorite rhythm games and is available now on PSVR 2.
Unplugged is an amazing VR air guitar game that lets you play through some of your favorites rock tracks using a virtual guitar. Think Guitar Hero, but for VR. On other platforms like Quest, Unplugged uses hand tracking. However, PSVR 2 doesn’t support hand tracking at the moment, so this version of the game will use the PSVR 2 Sense controllers. A big part of Unplugged’s appeal comes from using your hands – not controllers – and we’ve not been able to test this version of the game out yet. Nonetheless, it’s available now on PSVR 2 as a launch title.
2MD: VR Football Unleashed All-Star
Nearly three years after 2MD: VR Football arrived on Quest and PSVR, Truant Pixels confirmed through PSVR Without Parole that a sequel, 2MD: VR Football Unleashed All-Star, is coming to PSVR 2. It’s available now as a launch day title for PSVR 2.
Confirmed PSVR 2 Games Coming Soon
This section starts with titles Sony confirmed as part of PSVR 2’s launch window and continues with those confirmed as coming soon. Release timing can always change, but “launch window” games are expected to release by the end of March 2023.
The Dark Pictures: Switchback VR
This horror-themed rollercoaster shooter will be a launch day title for PSVR 2, taking advantage of the headset’s unique features such as adaptive triggers and eye tracking. You can read more about the game here, which was a launch day title but is instead planned for release March 16.
Before Your Eyes
A game that revolves around blinking to move onto the next scene is a perfect fit for PSVR 2’s eye tracking. Before Your Eyes is an emotional, heartbreaking adventure from Skybound Games, which tracks your blinking to continue the narrative. It arrives as a launch window title for PSVR 2.
Creed Rise to Glory: Championship Edition
Nearly five years since it first arrived, Creed: Rise To Glory is back once again for PSVR 2 with a Championship Edition. For this latest release, Survios is promising “brand new game content, modes, and settings to create a more immersive and personalized experience for new and seasoned Creed players alike.” A reworked online PvP mode is also confirmed, bringing “optimized matchmaking” and crossplay support. It releases April 4 for PSVR 2.
Walkabout Mini Golf
Developer Mighty Coconut confirmed VR’s best mini golf game is coming “soon” to PlayStation VR2 with support for cross-play between Steam, Quest and Pico outside China. The game features outstanding course design with recent paid-on content taking players to Atlantis, Myst Island, 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea, and even into Jim Henson’s Labyrinth. We can’t wait to see how the game looks and feels on PlayStation VR2.
Hello Neighbor: Search and Rescue brings the viral flatscreen franchise into VR, launching on PSVR, PSVR 2 and PC VR. Steel Wool Studios are handling development, after launching popular VR title Five Nights at Freddy’s: Help Wanted in 2020. The game was initially set as a PSVR 2 launch title, but is now delayed with a new release date in late May.
Announced PSVR 2 Games
This section includes titles that have been announced by developers, or by Sony, as planned for PlayStation VR2. Release timelines here may be less defined or totally unknown.
Firewall and Solaris developer First Contact Entertainment announced Firewall Ultra last year, releasing exclusively for PSVR 2. This follow-up to Firewall Zero Hour is described as an ‘evolution’ of the franchise, adding loads of new content while also carrying over and upgrading content from Zero Hour as well.
You can find more info here.
Resident Evil 4 Remake (‘Supported Content’)
There’s a catch to this one. Capcom is remaking Resident Evil 4 for PS5 and it looks fantastic, but the PSVR 2 integration is currently described as “supported content”, which suggests we won’t get the full game in VR. That may have something to do with the fact the original Resident Evil 4 is available on Quest 2 as a platform exclusive. It remains to be seen exactly what this PSVR 2 content will look like, but the game’s out in March 2023.
The Walking Dead: Saints & Sinners Chapter 2 – Retribution
The original Saints & Sinners is one of PSVR’s best games, so it’s great to hear that the follow-up will reach both that headset and PSVR 2. The sequel released on Quest at the end of 2022 and is scheduled for launch on PSVR 2 in March of 2023.
This one felt inevitable, though Sony and Meta certainly kept us waiting. At CES 2023, Jim Ryan revealed Beat Saber is officially coming to PSVR 2. However, that was pretty much all he confirmed during Sony’s keynote. There’s no news on multiplayer or a release date yet, but Ryan confirms they’ll have “more information to share in the near future.”
Among Us VR
Originally confirmed for PSVR 1, we now know Schell Games’ take on the ever-popular whodunnit game will be coming to PSVR 2.
Ghostbusters: Rise of the Ghost Lord
A collaboration between VR developer nDreams and Sony Pictures Virtual Reality, Ghostbusters: Rise of the Ghost Lord is confirmed for release on PSVR 2. While the game will initially launch as an exclusive for the Quest platform in 2023, it will make its way to PSVR 2 sometime after – no exact date just yet.
You can read more about the game here.
Other Unannounced nDreams Games
In a recent funding announcement, UK-based nDreams confirmed that it’s working on multiple projects for PSVR 2. We now know that one of those is Ghostbusters: Rise of the Ghost Lord, but what about the others?
The studio has a long history with VR, but is best known for its 2020 stealth action VR, Phantom: Covert Ops, in which players infiltrated hostile territory in a kayak, and last year’s blockbuster PSVR shooter, Fracked. There’s no word yet on what these other new projects will be, but nDreams now consists of three studios making VR content, and we’d gladly replay Fracked on new hardware.
Crossfire: Sierra Squad
Crossfire: Sierra Squad is an upcoming arcade shooter, spun-off from popular FPS title Crossfire. It will feature over 60 campaign missions and 40 different weapons when it launches in Summer 2023 for PSVR 2. You can read more here.
Originally available for PC VR in 2021, VR Skater is coming soon to PSVR 2.
This is a “complete reimagining” of arcade classic Cosmic Smash, arriving later this year for PSVR 2.
Another Fisherman’s Tale
Vertigo Games recently announced this sequel to one of 2019’s best VR games, promising a 5-6 hour adventure. It’s coming to PC VR, Quest 2 and PSVR 2 later this year.
Alongside the Fisherman’s Tale sequel announcement, Vertigo Game also recently announced that upcoming dark fantasy combat game Hellsweeper is coming to PSVR 2.
Green Hell VR
Following a Quest and PC VR launch across 2022, Green Hell VR is officially coming to PSVR 2 in 2023. While the initial announcement was unclear about which specific headset was being supported, developer Incuvo later confirmed this survival adventure is targeting Sony’s latest headset.
This upcoming action-adventure platformer from Polish studio Played With Fire will see you take control of two protagonists at once in 2023. We tried the Quest version of the game out earlier this year, which offered an interesting combination of platforming and roomscale gameplay.
Horizon might be the first game Sony announced for PSVR 2, but Runner developer Truant Pixel announced its intention to release on the platform nearly a year before that. This is an anime-inspired biking game in which you speed down futuristic highways fending off enemies with dual-wielding weapons.
The long-anticipated sci-fi title from Iris VR has been promising to join the line-up of PSVR 2 games for years now. Low-Fi is designed to be a futuristic life-simulator inspired by the likes of Blade Runner in which players can make their own choices about how to proceed. It’s been in early access on Itch for a few years, with the developer continuing to bolt on new features. Hopefully 2023 will see the launch of the full version of the game on PSVR 2.
Samurai Slaughter House
Another indie studio that’s been very quick to confirm it’ll join the list of PSVR 2 games, Samurai Slaughter House is a bloody melee combat game with a black and white art style and physics-based fighting. The game’s also planned for PC VR and Quest 2.
Developers Cyborn announced that a PSVR 2 version of its upcoming sci-fi action-adventure game Hubris will arrive on the platform in 2023. You can read our Hubris review for the PC VR version here.
Myst developer Cyan World’s latest game was originally planned to come to PSVR. But the studio recently confirmed that it’s stopping work on that version of the game and will instead bring it to PSVR 2, now expected in 2023.
Having started life as a PSVR-exclusive shooter with support for the Aim controller, Alvo was one of the first games to confirm it’ll make the jump to PSVR 2. This is a rewarding modern-era shooter inspired by the likes of Counter-Strike. The Aim controller might not be directly supported anymore (Sony hasn’t made any comment on compatibility), but the game’s already up and running on Quest 2, so expect a similar control scheme to that version.
Across The Valley
Across the Valley is a new VR farming simulator from FusionPlay, where you’ll maintaining crops and keeping the livestock happy. Announced at the Upload VR Showcase Winter 2022, we’ve only had a brief announcement trailer so far, but it’s coming to both PSVR 2 and PC VR in 2023.
Following a brief teaser at Meta’s annual Connect conference, Skydance Interactive confirmed its next game, Behemoth, is also coming to PSVR 2. Behemoth sees you fighting monolithic beings in the face of a looming threat. Described as having “brutal yet tactical VR combat,” it should arrive in late 2023.
Developed by Vinci Games, Blacktop Hoops is an arcade-style basketball game. Promising a full single-player campaign, online multiplayer, and more, it’s currently in open alpha testing on Quest and Steam. However, a PSVR 2 release was confirmed by the developer via Reddit last year.
Ovrdark: A Do Not Open Story
Ovrdark: A Do Not Open Story is a new VR horror game coming to PSVR 2 this year. Developed by NoxNoctis, Ovrdark replaces the recently cancelled VR port for flatscreen horror game Do Not Open, which was first announced for PSVR in 2020. Featuring a new protagonist, this isn’t a launch title but it’s scheduled to arrive in 2023.
“An arcade kart racing game focused in COMBAT and the UNIQUE SKILLS of each driver! In a Galaxy full of crazy racers an amazing championship decides who is the best driver of all! Not only the racers can get weapons in the tracks, each one of them have individual skills!”
Medieval Dynasty proved popular when its flatscreen PC release launched in 2021, but developer Render Cube isn’t stopping there. As revealed in a Polish interview, it’s being ported to both Quest 2 and PSVR 2, and Render Cube’s creating a version designed specifically for VR. There’s currently no release date.
The Last Worker
We’ve known for some time that The Last Worker is heading to VR. Featuring a notable cast that includes Zelda Williams, Jason Isaacs, and Tommie Earl Jenkins, Wired Productions confirmed this narrative adventure game is getting a PSVR 2 port in its recent trailer. We don’t have an exact release date yet, but it will launch sometime in 2023.
As seen during the UploadVR Winter Showcase 2022, Survival Nation is a new outdoor adventure sim with zombies. Promising “hunting, scavenging, surviving a bear hunt, and more,” Wenkly Studio’s upcoming game only has a vague 2023 release window on PSVR 2 right now.
The Exorcist Legion VR: SIN
It’s been over a year since Fun Train’s survival horror follow-up to The Exorcist: Legion VR was announced. Originally targeting a late 2022 release, The Exorcist Legion VR: SIN will now release in the second half of 2023 with online co-op and single-player support.
The Twilight Zone VR
Previously released on Quest 2 last July, The Twilight Zone VR is heading for PSVR 2 next, though Fun Train hasn’t announced a release date. Split between three stories, each penned by different writers, this adventure spans between different genres, including horror and science fiction.
Undead Citadel’s been in development since 2018 but until recently, there’d been little news about when we’ll finally see it. As spotted by PSVR Without Parole, developers Dark Curry announced via its Discord server that Undead Citadel was aiming to arrive as a PSVR 2 launch title, but we’ve yet to receive further confirmation or news on that front. We’ve reached out to Dark Curry for clarification and will update if we receive a response.
Developed by OlivierJT, Volcanic Core promises vehicular combat in a musical universe. Currently targeting a PSVR 2 release in Q1 2023, you can find its description from the official website below:
“Thrilling vehicle combat within a musical universe! Face fierce pilots & reach a near unbeatable boss… Train to improve your skills or venture in very diverse challenge areas.”
Alongside Altair Breaker, Thirdverse is bringing more of its lineup to PSVR 2 with tactical 5v5 shooter X8. Presenting a fictional crossover, a digital cataclysm causes heroes from fictional shooters to unite, splitting into 5v5 online teams with up to 16 rounds. However, X8’s release date on Sony’s new headset remains to be confirmed.
Not to be confused with Wraith: The Oblivion – Afterlife by Fast Travel Games, Afterlife VR joins an increasing list of PSVR 2 horror games. Developed by Split Light Studio, this first appeared on SteamVR last year and while a release date wasn’t confirmed for Sony’s new headset, Split Light states development is “going in the right way”
Strange Games Studios announced that Awesome Asteroids is coming to PSVR 2. The game “should” be ready when the headset launches, but a release date has yet to be confirmed.You can watch some early gameplay footage above, which showcases asteroid tracking and missile barrages, though not much is otherwise known about this upcoming game.
Four years after launching on PSVR, World War II VR shooter Honor And Duty: D-Day is getting an enhanced edition on PSVR 2. A specific release date remains unconfirmed, though Strange Games Studios states a 2023 release is targeted. If you already own Honor And Duty, the team confirms there will be a free next-gen upgrade.
Ghosts of Tabor
Ghosts of Tabor is a new survival shooter coming to PSVR 2. Inspired by Escape from Tarkov, ARMA and DayZ, this takes place in a post apocalyptic near-future setting, where your objective is to “scavage, complete scenarios and survive.” That hits Steam early access in March 2023, while the PSVR 2 version arrives in Q3 2023.
Launched to critical acclaim last year on PC and consoles, publisher Perp Games revealed that flatscreen horror Madison is making the leap to PSVR 2 and PC VR in 2023. We didn’t learn much else during this reveal and developer Bloodious Games says they’ll have more to share across 2023. For now, you can watch the announcement trailer above.
VR Skater came to Steam early access nearly two years ago and while it’s not received a full release yet, that hasn’t stopped Deficit Games confirming a PSVR 2 port is on the way. Announced during the Perp Games Showcase, no release date was provided.
Confirmed on a PSVR Without Parole podcast, Psytec Games CEO, Jon Hibbins announced Windlands 2 is coming to PSVR 2. Advising that Psytec prioritized the Quest 2 port first, Hibbins revealed that Windlands 2 won’t be a PSVR 2 launch game. However, he does confirm it’ll arrive “as soon as possible.”
PSVR 2 Games: Rumored Or Leaked
This section includes titles that have been rumored, leaked, or reported as possible PSVR 2 games.
Farpoint became one of PSVR’s most popular shooters thanks to its reliance on the excellent rifle-shaped Aim Controller. The game had a full single-player campaign and a fun — if limited — multiplayer option, sending players to an alien world to fight spider-like monsters.
Developer Impulse Gear recently put out another great shooter named Larcenauts for Quest and PC VR. Around that time, we asked the studio’s Greg Koreman about a possible return to the series. He told us: “We definitely don’t have anything to announce at the moment but that is our roots and we’re very happy with what we did on Farpoint. And I think you look at that game and that universe and there’s absolutely a lot more to explore there.”
What must be one of the most hoped-for PSVR 2 games is a port of Valve’s stunning return to its flagship franchise from 2020. Alyx absolutely delivered on the AAA VR dream with a long, highly-polished campaign that really capitalized on the platform. Before launch in 2019, Valve’s Greg Coomer had this to say to PushSquare on the possibility of a PSVR port for the game: “We believe Sony’s VR platform has been a huge success for the medium, and we assume that lots of Sony customers would love to experience this new chapter of Half-Life.” Could we see Alyx arrive on PSVR 2 with this in mind?
Solaris Offworld Combat 2
Sony listed four previously unconfirmed games coming to PSVR 2 in a gallery on its German blog. The link to the blog doesn’t seem to work anymore but when it was up there was a subheader listing an unannounced sequel to First Contact Entertainment’s Solaris Offworld Combat. Soon afterward, First Contact tweeted “more details coming soon” with the image above seeming to confirm Solaris Offworld Combat 2.
Wanderer was one of four previously unconfirmed games briefly listed in a PSVR 2 section PlayStation’s official German blog. It’s a VR escape room adventure in which you travel through time, solving puzzles to fix the present. It released previously on PSVR and our review called it “easily the best-looking VR game since Lone Echo 2.”
Gorn released for the original Playstation VR headset and was one of the four previously unconfirmed games briefly listed in a PSVR 2 section Sony’s official blog for PlayStation in Germany. Our review called it a “toybox filled with razor-sharp playthings and endless action figures to use them on”
We called PC-based flying game Project Wingman “the Ace Combat spinoff fans have always dreamed of” and it was one of the four previously unconfirmed games briefly listed in a PSVR 2 section Sony’s official blog for PlayStation in Germany.
PSVR 2 Games: Cross-Gen Games With PSVR 1 Support
This section includes games that are on both PS4 and PS5 already and have PSVR support on PS4, thus making them likely candidates for PSVR 2 games in the future.
Arguably the last truly huge PSVR release, Hitman 3 featured timed-exclusive support for the headset when it launched in January 2021. Not only could you play the entire game in first-person using the DualShock 4’s motion controls, but you could import the campaigns from Hitman 1 and 2 and play them there too. The timed-exclusivity window is now up, with VR support available on on PC too, with two-handed motion controls. It’s a very good indication that, when PSVR 2 drops, the PS5 version of Hitman 3 could add support for PSVR 2 as well.
Resident Evil 7
Resident Evil 7’s PS5 remaster shipped in 2022. It includes ray tracing support, improved framerates and integration with DualSense’s’ haptic feedback and resistance triggers. There’s been no confirmation of PSVR 2 support thus far but, given this remains one of the best games on the original headset, we’ll keep our fingers crossed. If PSVR 2 gets Resident Evil 7 and 8? We’ll be very lucky indeed.
Sony bought Horizon Call of the Mountain developer Firesprite in 2021, but the Liverpool-based team had been showing support for PSVR long before that. It created the fantastic timed-exclusive, The Persistence, first for PSVR. It’s a thrilling, procedurally generated survival horror game that established palpable atmosphere. The Persistence eventually found its way to other headsets and flatscreen platforms including PS5. Once the new headset’s released, it’s a solid bet that this will be one of the new PSVR 2 games we can enjoy on the device.
Kona is something of an oddity. It’s a first-person investigation game set in snowy Northern Canada. You look into strange events that have left a small town deserted and survive the blizzard. The PS4 and PC versions of the game got premium VR DLC that let you play the entire experience with a headset. A PS5 version arrived somewhat out of the blue with a free upgrade. Hopefully we’ll see this version also get PSVR 2 support once the headset arrives.
And that’s the current list of PSVR 2 launch titles, confirmed games and rumored releases! What are you looking forward to? Are there any other titles you’re hoping get announced? Let us know in the comments below!
Editor’s note: Since it was originally published on January 6, 2022 by former UploadVR Editor Jamie Feltham this list has been continuously updated by UploadVR staff including Harry Baker, Henry Stockdale, and Ian Hamilton.