PSVR 2 games list: every PS5 VR game announced so far
Sony has said there will be over 20 PSVR 2 games at launch. We've rounded up all the confirmed PSVR 2 games
The list of confirmed PSVR 2 games continues to grow. We’re seeing a mix of PS5 games that will either add PSVR 2 support as a post-launch update, like Resident Evil Village, or those created solely with virtual reality in mind, such as Horizon Call of the Mountain.
More games will likely get PSVR 2 support in the future, as Sony will be keen to add as much value to its new PS5 peripheral as possible, especially if it costs the same as the first PSVR, which was $399 in 2016.
We still don’t have a PSVR 2 pre-order date, but Sony has at least narrowed down the release window. The company revealed that PSVR 2 launch window is “early 2023”, but we’ll be sure to let you know once we have a confirmed date.
Sony recently gave us an early look at the PSVR 2 user experience, and players can look forward to a see-through view, which lets you check your surroundings while wearing the headset, the ability to customize your playspace, and a Cinematic Mode that lets you play PS5 games on a virtual cinema screen.
Unfortunately, we now know PSVR 2 won’t be backward compatible with older PlayStation VR games. Many had hoped the PSVR 2 would play the older headset’s entire library of titles, as it would have been a huge boost and a nice reward to early adopters who backed Sony’s first foray into virtual reality.
Here’s every confirmed PSVR 2 game we know is on the way. We’ll be sure to add any new titles for PSVR 2 should they be announced in the future.
Horizon Call of the Mountain 🗻
Horizon Call of the Mountain is a PSVR 2 exclusive and is being developed by Firesprite, a first-party developer that Sony acquired in September 2021. We saw a glimpse of the game at CES 2022, but new gameplay was shown during the State of Play June 2022 event.
It looks like Horizon Call of the Mountain will feature many elements of Horizon Forbidden West, such as battling Machines (or robot dinosaurs), underwater traversal, and exploring a variety of locations like the frozen wastelands. ❄️
Resident Evil Village 👒
If you thought Resident Evil Village was scary in 2D, you might want to grab a spare pair of underpants before playing the PSVR 2 version. Like Resident Evil 7 before it, Capcom confirmed that the haunting first-person action of Resident Evil Village is getting the full VR treatment — and there appear to be some tweaks to the gameplay such as duel-wielding.
I’m really not looking forward to revisiting House Benviento in virtual reality or being chased by the towering Lady Dimitrescu (and yet, at the same time, I am). 😱
Speaking of Lady D, you can own this terrifyingly expensive statue of the Resident Evil Village character.
Star Wars: Tales from the Galaxy's Edge – Enhanced Edition 🤖
Star Wars: Tales from the Galaxy’s Edge – Enhanced Edition lets you travel to a galaxy far, far away with PSVR 2. The award-winning VR experience has been rebuilt to take full advantage of the PSVR 2’s cutting-edge hardware and is a big step up from the Oculus Quest 2 version. The game will include headset-based controller tracking, eye tracking, and 3D audio and haptics using the PS VR2 Sense controllers.
You’ll be joined by fan-favorite characters on your Star Wars adventure, like C-3P0, R2-D2, Jedi Master Yoda, and many more, as you play through a series of extraordinary events and become the hero of the galaxy.
No Man’s Sky 🧑🚀
No Man’s Sky getting PSVR 2 support isn’t surprising. The game already has PSVR support and works with other reality headsets on PC. However, the power of the PS5 and the countless technical improvements of PlayStation VR2 should make for a more immersive experience.
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I still haven’t played No Man’s Sky, but exploring an almost infinite galaxy full of new planets and creatures in VR does pique my interest. The game has received numerous updates since its launch, which have rectified the less than stellar launch No Man’s Sky had in 2016. 📈
The Walking Dead: Saints and Sinners Chapter 2 🧟
The Walking Dead: Saints and Sinners received a positive reception from fans and critics alike when it was released in 2020, and it appears that Chapter 2 builds upon the first game in almost every way, offering improved visuals, more zombies to slay, and hopefully some cameos from AMC’s long-running TV show.
The game seems to be aiming for a more light-hearted and fun-first take on dealing with a zombie apocalypse; hopefully chainsawing through hordes of the undead is as satisfying as it looks. 🪚
If you’re a fan of tabletop games and D&D, Demeo should be on your radar. The game has been confirmed for PSVR 2 and initially launched on other VR platforms last year. Demeo will include cross-play support, and those who buy the non-VR version of the game will get the PSVR 2 version automatically when the headset is connected.
The game supports 120Hz on PSVR 2, eye tracking, and will use the haptics in the PS VR2 Sense controllers will make it feel like you’re reaching down and picking up the actual game pieces from the board.
Resident Evil 4 😱
Capcom’s Resident Evil 4 remake will include some PSVR 2 content; however, it’s unclear exactly what this will entail. The original Resident Evil 4 is already available for VR, as the game was released on the Oculus Quest 2 in 2021. It remains to be seen whether we’ll be able to experience the entire game in VR, or whether it will have a specific VR-only mode. Here’s hoping it’s the former.
Regardless of how VR is implemented, the Resident Evil 4 remake is bound to be one of the biggest games of 2023. 🔪
Among Us VR 🕵️
The social deduction game where no one can be trusted is coming to PSVR 2. You’ll need to determine which player is the imposter before they can kill off the crew or sabotage the ship’s critical system. The imposter will need to stop the crew from completing their tasks or duping other players into believing that someone else is the one causing havoc.
Among Us VR is bound to be a big hit and should make the threat of being topped by the imposter even more of a nerve-wracking affair. The game will launch on PSVR 2 when the headset is released, according to developer Schell Games.
Ghostbusters VR 👻
Sony Pictures VR has confirmed that Ghostbusters VR is heading to its next-gen virtual reality headset. The announcement was made as part of Ghostbusters Day, which takes place on June 8 each year.
The Ghostbusters VR game sees players run their own ghost-busting HQ in San Francisco. You’ll be able to team up with up to three friends in co-op and tackle an extensive campaign featuring iconic equipment and plenty of mischievous ghosts.
Firmament was originally supposed to come to PlayStation VR, but development was later scrapped in favor of Sony’s upcoming, more powerful headset. The narrative adventure game is being developed by Cyan, the studio behind Myst, and brought in $1.43m on Kickstarter.
The game is on track to launch sometime in 2022 and will launch on PSVR 2 when the PS5 headset is released in the future.
PSVR 2 games we’d like to see 🤞
We’re hopeful that Sony will find a way to either add PSVR 2 support to these existing titles or simply release PlayStation VR2 versions down the line. These haven’t been confirmed, but they’d make compelling reasons to pick up Sony’s headset when it releases in early 2023.
🚘 Gran Turismo 7
👔 Hitman 3
🎵 Beat Saber
☣️ Half-Life: Alyx
🧱 Tetris Effect
Is PSVR 2 backward compatible?
Sadly, no. We’ve been waiting to hear whether the PSVR 2 would be backward compatible with PSVR titles, but it turns out that won’t be the case.
PlayStation senior vice president of platform experience Hideaki Nishino revealed the disappointing news on the PlayStation Blog podcast and said that the new headset will not be backward compatible as it is “designed to deliver a truly next-generation VR experience.”
Nishino went on to say, “…developing games for PSVR2 requires a whole different approach than the original PSVR” and touched on the PlayStation VR2’s “more advanced features” like inside-out tracking, eye tracking, 4K HDR OLED display, and new Sense controllers.
As PSVR 2 isn’t backward compatible, hundreds of PSVR games won’t work on Sony’s new peripheral, including beloved titles like Astro Bot Rescue Mission. If you were an early adopter of Sony’s first foray into VR, you might feel short-changed.
We’ll continue to add more PSVR 2 games to this list as more titles are confirmed for Sony’s virtual reality headset, so check back often! You can also stay on top of every new release with our PS5 games 2022 list.
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Updated: September 21, 2022