Big news for VR fans: Sony has announced 13 new titles to launch the PSVR 2 library. That means more than 30 games will be available for hardware when they’re released next month.
The PSVR Headset 2 will be released on February 22 and comes bundled with two VR 2 Sense controllers and headsets designed to fit directly into the headset itself. The bundle will set you back £529 / $549.99 / AU$879.95 but won’t include any games. However, there will be plenty of PSVR 2 games to purchase separately.
in blog post (Opens in a new tab)Sony has named 13 new launch titles for its virtual reality headset, offering an eclectic list of games consisting of villain and dope. On one end of the spectrum, we have Song in the Smoke: Rekindled; A VR survival action adventure set in a mysterious fantasy world. On the other hand, we have What the Bat? , an absurdist comedy where you have to navigate everyday tasks using baseball bats instead of hands. In a way: both are as old as time.
Some of the launch titles announced include speed rowing simulator Kyak VR: Mirage, gritty FPS Pavlov VR, storyteller sad before your eyes, and boxing sim Creed: Rise to Glory. Additions to the lineup also include psychedelic rhythm games such as Rez: Infinite, Thumper, and Synth Riders: Remastered Edition.
Although many of the 13 newly revealed games are remakes and rehashes of older games, the lineup includes two titles that outshine the others. Before Your Eyes feels like a compelling, story-driven experience where the memories of a near-death live on. It’s heavy and sad stuff, but it also looks eerily beautiful, judging by the trailer above.
The dark game also takes advantage of PSVR 2’s internal camera, allowing you to make decisions simply by looking at objects and people in the game world. I love seeing virtual reality used to deliver immersive experiences, and that seems to be exactly what Before Your Eyes aims to do.
The Last Clockwinder feels even more exotic, using a vibrant visual style to sell its puzzle elements. In Clockwinder, you can create clones that will perform your actions on repeat, allowing you to solve the title’s puzzles in clever sequences. It looks like a delightful head-scanning tool with great promise.
However, Sony has really played its trump cards when it comes to the massive titles on offer. Grand Turismo 7, No Man’s Sky, and Resident Evil Village have already been announced for PSVR 2. Whether or not a 3D triple A of PSVR 2 is enough to entice consumers remains to be seen. However, Sony’s list of supporting titles looks promising. I can’t say if Before Your Eyes or The Last Clockwinder will catapult PSVR 2 into superstardom, but both titles clearly have something unique to offer.