Everything Announced for PSVR Today
Sony is announcing multiple PSVR games today, with a new reveal coming each half an hour. For all your convenient virtual reality needs, we’ve rounded up every PSVR announcement so far right here.
Doom 3: VR Edition
Releasing March 29, Doom 3: VR Edition is, well, exactly what it sounds like. It’s the survival horror-ish Doom game from 2004, including its expansion packs, given a VR makeover. That means peeking around corners, angling shots with flashlight-mounted weapons, and using a 180-degree quick-turn system to take on any Hell demons who have got the drop on you from behind. UI HUD elements have been placed on a new wrist-mounted display for immersion.
Song in the Smoke
From 17-BIT comes Song in the Smoke, a VR survival game coming later this year. The game appears fairly traditional by survival standards, but it is the VR elements that look to enhance those mechanics. You’ll need to use your actual hands to take meat from a killed animal, bring food to your mouth, manually use tools to create tonics, and bring a knife to a piece of wood to carve it.
The game has an early-human look to it, with bows, clubs, and basic campfires, but there also seems to be a supernatural element, too. This should make venturing out at night, when the game’s most valuable rewards will be made available, all the more scary.
Fracked is a first person shooter set inside a mountain fracking facility that’s been taken over by “interdimensional maniacs”. It’s designed to be an over-the-top action game with skiing, shooting, climbing, base jumping, and ziplining, while also having a satirical story campaign to progress through. Developer nDreams describes it as close to “If Paul Verhoeven made a VR game”, which sounds pretty rad. While created for PS4, it will also feature PS5 enhancements, with improved frame rates, loading times, and resolution. It launches this summer, exclusive to PlayStation VR.
I Expect You To Die 2: The Spy and The Liar
A sequel to VR’s popular espionage puzzle game, I Expect You To Die 2 is a Bond/Mission Impossible riffing adventure with a sense of humour. You’ll be using all sorts of fun gadgets and gizmos to foil the enemy’s plans for world domination when it releases later this year.
From Ramen VR, Zenith is a JRPG and anime-influenced MMO built for virtual reality. It has a colourful open world in which players can climb any surface, and features fantasy real-time combat with swords, bows, and magic. World bosses, public events, and dungeons will all be available for multiplayer parties, as well as a guild system. While the game features traditional classes, they’re not restrictive: mages can tank and DPS roles can heal, meaning you can work as a team or solo no matter what class you choose.
More PSVR games are still to be announced. We’ll update this story as they happen.
Matt Purslow is IGN’s UK News and Entertainment Writer.