After nearly a year of silence, Psytec Games has confirmed that a Windlands 2 PSVR version is nearly ready to release.
A tweet from the game’s official account — the first since August 2020 — confirmed the news. Windlands 2 had always been planned for PSVR but, given that it’s been well over 2 years since the game’s original PC VR release, we’d assumed those plans had been shelved. Apparently that’s no longer the case.
The Windlands series first came about with the launch of PC VR headsets in 2016. It tasked players with navigating huge environments using a pair of grappling hooks. The game’s intense swinging mechanics made it unique amongst other VR titles at the time, and recent games like Yupitergrad and the upcoming Vertical Shift no doubt owe a debt to it.
Windlands 2 switched things up with boss fights and online cooperative play. We gave the game 7/10 when it first launched, saying it built on its predecessor. “Windlands 2, when at its best, is a delight to play,” we wrote. “Swinging through the air with friends, rhythmically grappling between trees, and feeling the rush of adrenaline as I arc across the sky — all while shooting my bow into the distance — is an unrivaled joy in VR. There’s a great foundation here, but it could have been so much more.”
With a PSVR version now on the way (which, by probably no coincidence, was reconfirmed on the day a new PS5 VR headset was announced), we have to wonder if an Oculus Quest version of the game could be in the works too. We’ll let you know if we hear anything.