PSVR 2 has been announced and is hopefully coming soon, but what about PSVR 2 games?
Note: This article was originally published on January 6 and has since been updated.
We’ve got a full rundown of all announced and rumored PSVR 2 games to keep track of. We’ll be keeping this list up to date, so check back often.
Harnessing the power of the PS5, PSVR 2 will be capable of much more ambitious games than the original headset, which ran on the PS4. But with the device only just announced, Sony is playing its cards close to its chest when it comes to the software library. So far we have only a handful of fully announced PSVR 2 games, but there are plenty of other titles that are rumored or hinted at to talk about too. This list includes rumored PSVR 2 games and also titles that appear on both PS4 and PS5 but have PSVR support for the latter, making them likely targets for PSVR 2 too.
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PSVR 2 Games: Confirmed Games
Horizon Call of the Mountain
The first game Sony itself has officially announced for PSVR 2, Horizon Call of the Wild is a spin-off of the popular open-world series. You’ve likely already played Horizon Zero Dawn, in which protagonist Aloy learned about the near-extinction of humanity and the rise of dinosaur-like machines, and the sequel, Forbidden West, is coming to PS4 and PS5 soon.
Call of the Wild is an all-new entry in which you play as a new character (though you will meet Aloy) and is developed by one of Sony’s newly-acquired studios, Firesprite. More details are yet to be revealed but you can see the first gameplay above and we’re hopeful that this will be a PSVR 2 launch title, too.
Resident Evil 8
After months of rumors and speculation, we finally know that the entire Resident Evil 8 experience is on the PSVR 2 games list. First released in 2021, Resident Evil 8 reunited players with Ethan, the protagonist from Resident Evil 7, as they went on an all new horror adventure. The first trailer for PSVR 2 support also shows motion controls (which weren’t included in the PSVR version of Resident Evil 7) and new features. No release details yet, but hopefully this will be a free update to the original.
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.
No Man’s Sky
To the surprise of pretty much no one, the excellent VR support for No Man’s Sky will find its way into the PS5 version when PSVR 2 is release. Hello Games has already done a great job implementing VR into the PS4 and PC versions of the game, so we basically already know that the PS5 edition will hold up. As with past updates, we’d expect this to be a free add-on to the game for PS5 owners.
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. Though we’re still not sure if this is a full sequel, we can expect plenty of new content as we once again step into the role of the Tourist and survive on the streets of New Orleans. The PSVR 2 version arrives in 2023.
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. It’s clear to see why the PSVR version might have been an issue – Firmament looks like an absolutely gorgeous game and another interesting addition to the adventure genre. It was actually announced all the way back in 2018 but the full release is planned for 2022 with PSVR 2 support arriving when the headset is ready for launch.
Unannounced Coatsink Game
Esper, Shadow Point and Jurassic World Aftermath developer Coatsink is confirmed to be working on a launch title for PSVR 2. Parent company Thunderful confirmed as much in a recent financial report. Exactly what the team is working on is unclear – it could be a port of one of its older VR titles, or it could be something brand new. Aftermath was its most recent VR effort, but it’s unclear if that game is fully exclusive to Quest or could come to other platforms.
Among Us VR
Originally confirmed for PSVR 1, we now know Schell Games’ take on the ever-popular whodunnit will be coming to PSVR 2. Currently all we know is that the game will hit the headset “when it is released”, so expect it to be a launch title. Otherwise, this offers 4 – 10 player games in which one player is secretly cast as a killer that must murder the entire crew without getting caught. If it’s anything like as fun as the flatscreen original then it’ll be a hit.
Unannounced nDreams Games
In a recent funding announcement, UK-based nDreams confirmed that it’s working on multiple projects for PSVR 2. 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 kyack, and last year’s blockbuster PSVR shooter, Fracked. There’s no word yet on what these new projects will be, but nDreams now consists of three studios making VR content, and we’d gladly replay Fracked on new hardware.
Unannounced First Contact Entertainment Game
Firewall and Solaris developer First Contact Entertainment is hiring for development of an unannounced PSVR 2 game. We don’t know what it is yet, but the developer has described it as a next-generation project. The smart money would be on a follow-up to the hugely popular Firewall, which helped define multiplayer shooters on PSVR thanks to its brilliant use of the rifle-shaped Aim Controller.
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. It’s got gorgeously animated cutscenes and is also expected to launch on Quest 2 and PC VR. Perhaps not a raw display of PSVR 2’s power, then, but a good indication of what you can expect from indie development on the headset.
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 2022 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.
PSVR 2 Games: Rumored Games
These are possible PSVR 2 games that developers have either hinted at or seem very likely to come to the platform.
Gran Turismo 7
PS4’s Gran Turismo Sport featured bare-bones support for PSVR. The actual experience was incredibly polished, but it only let you race against one other AI opponent or perfect your lap times. Series creator Kazunori Yamauchi himself expressed frustration with the performance needed for a good VR experience and once said he expected that to improve in the next-generation of consoles. More recently, he cryptically noted that he couldn’t talk about possible VR support for Gran Turismo 7 “yet”. All things considered, this seems like a solid bet to become a full PSVR 2 game in the future.
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.” Yep, it sounds like a sequel is very possiblyy one of the upcoming PSVR 2 games.
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?
PSVR 2 Games: Cross-Gen Games With PSVR 1 Support
There are games that are on both PS4 and PS5 already and have PSVR support on PS4, thus making them likely candidates for PS5 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. This January the timed-exclusivity window will be up and the game’s getting VR support 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 well add in support.
Resident Evil 7
Resident Evil 7 is due to get a PS5 remaster later in 2022. It will include ray tracing support, improved framerates and integration with DualSense’s’ haptic feedback and resistence 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, UK-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 confirmed and rumored PSVR 2 games! What are you looking forward to? Are there any other titles you’re hoping get announced? Let us know in the comments below!