PlayStation VR has taken a back seat for quite some time, but especially since the launch of the PS5. Sony revived it with the “PSVR Spotlight” campaign where they announced six new VR games. All of these titles will be launching in 2021.
You can see more about these games and some trailers, below:
Doom 3 VR Edition
The first game to be revealed was Doom 3 VR, which launches on March 29th for PS4 (backwards compatible on PS5). It features the base game and its expansions, Resurrection of Evil and The Lost Missions, all updated for VR.
“Feel even closer to the terror with all-new VR enhancements that allow you to peer around corners, angling your shots with flashlight-mounted weapons using motion controls, 180-degree quick-turn functionality to catch demons sneaking up from behind and an immersive wrist-mounted display to track your health, armor, and ammo,” as it was described in the post.
Song In The Smoke
This game challenges players to survive a dark and scary night. It’s a new title from 17-Bit and has been described in the post in a rather eerie manner: “The sun is setting, and the dense trees are casting long shadows across the forest. My fire is fading, too, its light flickering in the gloom. From the bushes, I hear a growl, low, and hungry. I have one question. How do I survive the night?”
The third game unveiled was Fracked, a game that combines free running, skiing and climbing.
You play as a hero who is trapped inside a mountain fracking facility, with you having to fight through a vast amount of enemies and “interdimensional maniacs” to escape.
In the game’s announcement post, Steve Watt of Developer nDreams said, “We’re not going for subtlety here–it is bold, brash, and uncompromising in its vision.”
I Expect You To Die 2: The Spy and The Liar
This title comes four years after the original, and according to the project director Charlie Amis, the decision to make the sequel was a “no-brainer.”
“Our PS VR Agents are an integral part of our community, and we can’t wait for players–both new and returning–to experience the new twists, turns, perils, and puzzles IEYTD2 has to offer,” Amis said on the PS Blog.
JRPG-inspired VR MMO, Zenith is in development at studio Ramen VR. The game consists of a colorful open world with “adrenaline pumping action adventure gameplay.”
“Our game has beautiful, hand-crafted environments that you’ll spend hours getting lost in. From lush canopies in the Amarite Forest, to turquoise blue waters at the Radiant Coast, to the hyper futuristic city of Zenith itself, we’ve built a stylized fantasy world dripping with detail. Of course beautiful scenery is only one part of making Zenith feel like a living world, we’ve also invested lots of time on lore, infusing the setting with intricate details that bring it to life,” the developer stated in the blog post.
After The Fall
The final game Sony announced for the PSVR Spotlight was After The Fall, a co-op title from Vertigo Games, the developers of Arizona Sunshine.
In this game, you fight against creatures known as the “snowbreed,” which are undead beasts that roam the alternate 1980’s Los Angeles area (which is completely frozen).
“Though they are undead, they are nothing like the average zombie: snowbreed are terrifying, ferocious monsters that move around in hordes–not unlike a pack of wolves–waiting to strike in big numbers,” describes a line from the post.