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PSVR 2's full launch lineup has been revealed
There are over 30 titles coming to PlayStation VR2
With almost less than a month until PSVR 2 hits shelves, Sony has finally shared the full launch lineup for its next-gen virtual reality headset. And there’s plenty to look forward to.
There will be over 30 titles available for PlayStation VR2 on February 22, though some games will arrive shortly after but within the launch window. The list of games includes free upgrades for some of the best PS5 games like Resident Evil Village, exclusive titles like Horizon Call of the Mountain, and enhanced ports of original PSVR games.
VR fans will be pleased to see that Tetris Effect, Rez Infinite, Creed: Rise to Glory and Job Simulator are all set for PSVR 2. Job Simulator and Creed: Rise to Glory were two of the most downloaded PSVR games in 2022.
We’ve also been given more information about how Gran Turismo 7’s PSVR 2 upgrade will work. Polyphony Digital president Kazunori Yamauchi has shared that unlike GT Sport for PSVR – where players could only experience VR in a couple of modes – everything apart from two-player splitscreen races will support PSVR 2 in GT7.
➡️ The Shortcut Skinny: PSVR 2 launch titles
📆 PSVR 2 will get over 30 games during its launch window
🗻 Players can look forward to new exclusives like Horizon Call of the Mountain
🆓 Some PSVR games can be upgraded to PSVR 2 for free
👍 Select PS5 games are also getting free PSVR 2 upgrades
“We’re thrilled that Gran Turismo 7 will be a PS VR2 launch title! Through a free upgrade, for those who have already purchased Gran Turismo 7, players will experience all cars and tracks in VR like never before,” said Yamauchi on the PlayStation Blog.
“GT7 in VR takes full advantage of PS VR2’s next-gen features. With eye tracking and foveated rendering, players will experience stunning visual fidelity while racing in any of the 450+ cars. While 2-player splitscreen races are not supported in VR, all other races, including online races, will be available. From the Nürburgring to Tsukuba, tracks can be experienced exactly as they are in real life.”
The Shortcut’s very ownwent hands-on with PSVR 2 at CES 2023 and came away suitably impressed.
“My 30-minute demo with the PlayStation VR 2 at CES 2023 in Las Vegas renewed my hope for virtual reality at a time when I – and a lot of people – have been skeptical,” Matt wrote. “VR hasn’t exactly wowed us in a few years, but Sony has massive potential with PSVR 2.”
Matt isn’t the only one excited about PSVR 2, though. Palmer Luckey, the founder of Oculus which was later snapped up by Meta, has said he was “blown away” by Sony’s new headset.
Every PSVR 2 launch title
You can find all the PSVR 2 games below, including those that come with a free upgrade. Not every game is due to arrive on February 22, but Sony has promised that they’ll release within a month of PSVR 2 being available.
After the Fall
Before Your Eyes
Creed: Rise to Glory – Championship Edition
The Dark Pictures: Switchback (launch window)
Dyschronia: Chronos Alternate
Gran Turismo 7 (via free update to PS5 version of GT7)
Horizon Call of the Mountain
Jurassic World Aftermath
Kayak VR: Mirage
Kizuna AI – Touch the Beat!
The Last Clockwinder
The Light Brigade (purchase includes PS VR and PS VR2 versions)
Moss 1 & 2 Remaster
NFL Pro Era (free PS VR2 upgrade)
No Man’s Sky (launch window)
Pistol Whip (free upgrade)
Puzzling Places (free upgrade)
Resident Evil Village (via free update to PS5 version of RE Village)
Song in the Smoke
Star Wars: Tales from the Galaxy’s Edge – Enhanced Edition
Synth Riders (free upgrade)
The Tale of Onogoro
Tetris Effect: Connected
The Walking Dead: Saints & Sinners: Ch. 2: Retribution (launch window)
What the Bat
Zenith: The Last City (free upgrade)
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