Sony has introduced a brand new slate of PlayStation VR video games for later this yr. It features a digital actuality adaptation of Doom 3, in addition to titles from just a few profitable VR studios and a few relative newcomers to VR.
Sony introduced a new generation of PSVR for its PlayStation 5 console final month. The headset will include a redesigned controller, a single twine as a substitute of the unique cable field, and a higher-resolution display, amongst different upgrades. However Sony hasn’t unveiled the headset or provided many particulars, and it’s mentioned the machine gained’t arrive in 2021. So at the moment’s video games might be launching for PSVR — with the promise of a greater expertise down the road.
Doom 3 VR, the one title with a exact launch date, will launch on March twenty ninth for PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5. It’s a “retooled” port of the unique 2004 shooter and its two expansions, designed for PSVR’s gun-like Purpose accent. A brief trailer presents a preview of the gameplay and up to date graphics.
That is the second Doom recreation for PSVR, following the 2017 VR unique Doom VFR. It’s additionally not the primary time Doom 3 has appeared in VR. The sport was initially promised as a part of the Oculus Rift headset launch, however it was canceled amid a lawsuit from Doom rights holder ZeniMax. (ZeniMax was acquired by Sony’s rival Microsoft final yr.) Extra lately, a modding crew unofficially ported Doom 3 to the Oculus Quest.
Vertigo Video games, creator of zombie VR shooter Arizona Sunshine, might be bringing its cooperative followup After the Fall to PSVR as nicely. After the Fall was introduced a few years in the past, and it was expected to launch in 2020 on each PSVR and PC-based VR. It was delayed partly due to the coronavirus pandemic, rescheduled for early 2021 — a window Sony is reiterating right here.
PlayStation VR can even be supporting I Count on You To Die 2 — a sequel to the wildly profitable escape room title, originally announced for Steam in January. The sport guarantees the identical richly interactive spy-themed puzzles as I Count on You To Die, which has confirmed some of the enduringly common VR video games since its launch in 2016.
The opposite video games don’t have the identical rapid title recognition, however they’re intriguing additions to the PSVR catalog. Fracked is developed by nDreams, the studio behind kayak-based stealth shooter Phantom: Covert Ops. Persevering with the sports-plus-guns system, its new recreation is an motion shooter constructed round snowboarding — alongside climbing, zip strains, and old school duck-and-cover fight. It’s additionally apparently a few fracking facility that’s been “taken over by a military of gun-wielding, interdimensional maniacs.” (It’s unclear whether or not the maniacs are pro- or anti-fracking.) The sport might be launched this summer season for PlayStation Transfer controllers on each generations of Sony consoles, however with improved body charges and backbone on the PlayStation 5.
In a barely calmer vein, there’s Tune within the Smoke by Galak-Z developer 17-Bit. It’s a VR survival game that focuses on crafting, looking, scavenging, and exploration in a mysterious world. A trailer reveals off some beautiful landscapes and creature design, in addition to mechanics like archery. It’s launching at an unspecified level in 2021.
Sony additionally announced the 2021 release of Zenith, an anime-influenced massively multiplayer roleplaying recreation funded on Kickstarter final yr. It’s set in a high-tech fantasy world that’s designed for gamers to climb and glide round, along with combating with a VR-adapted model of typical RPG fight.