In addition to announcing the PlayStation VR2 release date and price, Sony has also revealed 11 new games coming to the platform, including The Dark Pictures: Switchback VR.
As revealed by PlayStation.Blog, the full list of games also includes Crossfire: Sierra Squad, The Light Brigade, Cities VR – Enhanced Edition, Cosmonious High, Hello Neighbor: Search and Rescue, Jurassic World Aftermath Collection, Pistol Whip VR, Zenith: The Last the city, after the fall and Tentacular.
All of these games are said to have a 2023 release window and while Sony has yet to confirm all the games that will be part of PS VR2’s February 22, 2023 launch lineup, it did confirm that it expects more than 20 titles to be part of it .
The Dark Pictures: Switchback VR is being developed by Supermassive Games and is a “roller coaster action horror shooter where every move you make, and everything you see, could mean the difference between life and death.” This game will take players to a ghost ship, to 17th century New England, under a desert and to the World’s Fair Hotel to encounter “distorted apparitions”, “demonic incarnations of persecuted “witches”, “vampires” and “a sadistic serial killer “, respectively.
Oh, and if that wasn’t enough, there will be enemies that only move when you blink.
Crossfire: Sierra Squad is a new first-person shooter from Smilegate that will put players in charge of a fire team placed in the middle of a war over a top-secret biochemical weapon that has recently been discovered. Crossfire: Sierra Squad will feature over 60 campaign missions and they can be played solo or with up to three other friends. There will also be an arcade mode, a realism mode and a hardcore horde mode.
Funktronic Labs The Light Brigade is a single-player roguelike that is “filled with immersive gunplay and moody mystery.” The world is losing all the light it has left, and you are one of the last people still fighting against the ever-growing darkness. You will have to head to the sunken world again and again to take down the evil that threatens this world, and you will do it with both weapons and magic.
The Light Brigade will be a cross-buy title for both PS VR2 and PS VR.
Cities: VR – Enhanced Edition from Fast Travel Games is an adaptation of Cities: Skylines for PS VR2. This VR title aims to let players “build and manage your dream city.” In VR, players will be able to see their city from the ground or high in the sky, bringing a new perspective to the genre.
Cities: VR – Enhanced Edition will “launch alongside PS VR2.”
Common High is the latest adventure from Owlchemy Labs, the developers behind Job Simulator and Vacation Simulator. This single-player adventure lets players become Prismi, a “rare alien species that can adapt to any situation.” When Prismi lands at a school of children “plagued by mysterious errors,” they must use their powers to save the day.
Hello Neighbor: Search and Rescue from tinyBuild Games and Steel Wool Studios tasks players with “outsmarting the neighbor” in a whole new way. Search and Rescue takes players back to Mr. Peterson’s house and lets them choose between six “little neighborhood heroes” who must face their fears and rescue their friend trapped in the “weird basement prison”.
Hey Neighbor: Search and Rescue will be a cross-buy title for both PS VR2 and PS VR.
Coatsink’s Jurassic World Aftermath Collection combines both games between Jurassic World and Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom which features a voice cast led by Laura Bailey and the return of Jeff Goldblum as Dr. Ian Malcolm. Not only will you get to feel the scale of the dinosaurs as you try to survive on Isla Nublar, but a new mode called The Dino Viewer will act as a “living museum” where you can get up close to your favorite dinos without fear of being eaten.
Pistol Whip VR is the “award-winning physical action rhythm game where exciting gunplay and dynamic tracks collide to create a dream world for players to blast, duck and dodge through to become the ultimate action hero.” This new version will take advantage of PS VR2’s features by using headset feedback, haptic feedback, finger touch detection and very short loading times.
Owners of Pistol Whip VR on PS VR will receive a free upgrade to the PS VR2 version.
Zenith: The Last City will be a launch title for PS VR2 and will welcome players to the MMO that features a full story, immersive combat with weapons and spells, and much more. When it releases on PS VR2, it will do so with “hundreds of hours” of new content, a major graphics update and take advantage of PS VR2’s unique features.
Zenith: The Last City will be a free download for all players who own the PS VR version.
After the fall from Vertigo Games is a co-op shooter set in a post-apocalyptic version of Los Angeles, and it allows up to four players to team up to take on a world filled with 32 real players at a time. After the Fall first launched in December 2021 and its content has “more than doubled” since then. PS VR2 players will have access to everything from the start.
Tentacular from Firepunchd Games UG is a “charming VR game about a giant but good-hearted tentacle creature trying to figure out its place in the world.” This physics-based adventure features a story filled with heart and humor, and PS VR2 lets you feel even more like a beast from the deep. This includes eye tracking where you can interact with the residents of La Kalma by “just looking at them”, improved sound-based haptics, adaptive triggers and more.
These games will join such confirmed PS VR 2 titles as Horizon Call of the Mountain and Resident Evil Village.
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