‘Beat Saber’ Finally Comes to PSVR 2 as Free Upgrade, Queen Music Pack Released

We expected Beat Saber as a day-one title on PSVR 2 when the headset launched in February, but it seems Meta had different ideas. Better late than never though, as everyone’s favorite block-slashing rhythm game is now available on PSVR 2 as a free upgrade from the PSVR version, coming alongside a paid music pack featuring the ever-iconic band Queen.

The Queen music pack is available across all supported platforms, including Quest, PSVR/2, and PC VR headsets, priced at $14.

It includes the 11 tracks listed below:

  • “Another One Bites the Dust”
  • “Bohemian Rhapsody”
  • “Crazy Little Thing Called Love”
  • “Don’t Stop Me Now”
  • “I Want It All”
  • “Killer Queen”
  • “One Vision”
  • “Somebody to Love”
  • “Stone Cold Crazy”
  • “We Are The Champions”
  • “We Will Rock You”

If you already own Beat Saber on PSVR, you can upgrade to the PSVR 2 version for free. This will also allow you to transfer any music packs previously purchased on PSVR at no extra cost.

Before Your Eyes VR Review – Sublime Immersive Narrative For PSVR 2

Before Your Eyes is a sublime narrative experience for PlayStation VR2 that leverages eye tracking technology to tell an emotional story about life, death and everything in between. Here’s our full Before Your Eyes PSVR 2 review.

Before Your Eyes is a truly unique experience. At around 90 minutes long, it’s closer to an immersive movie than a fully-fledged game, but it packs a hell of a lot into a small package. Not only does it feature a gut-wrenching and poignant narrative, but it presents that narrative via an eye tracking mechanic that is completely unlike any other use of the technology.

Before Your Eyes Review The Facts

Platforms: PSVR 2
Release Date: March 10
Developer: GoodbyeWorld Games
Price: $14.99

You begin aboard a mythical ship in the afterlife, traveling alongside a ferryman who wants to learn about your life. You’re then transported back into the memories of the protagonist Benny, experiencing them from his first-person perspective as they happened. The catch is that you control the story entirely with your eyes – specifically, your blinks.

When you blink, the scenes will change and the story will advance forward from one moment in Benny’s life to the next. You’re literally experiencing his life flash before your eyes, one blink at a time. Sometimes you’ll jump forward a few minutes, other times a few years. Your blinks become a tool to shorten, lengthen and heighten the story being told around you, which deals with themes of life, death, ambition, creativity, family and so much more. It’s absolutely captivating to behold and completely original in its execution, bringing you closer to the characters and connected to the world in a such a visceral manner.

Before Your Eyes

Before Your Eyes is played completely controller-free, making it an incredibly accessible and intuitive experience. There’s a small cursor tied to the centre of your field of view in each scene, which you can position over interaction points by moving your head and selecting with a blink. At set moments in each scene, a small ticking metronome appears, indicating that the next time you blink, you’ll open your eyes to a new scene. You can choose to blink straight away or try to prolong the inevitable.

The blink mechanic is compelling as a storytelling device because it forces you to constantly progress onwards and yet also makes you savor each moment as it happens. At the start when Benny is a child, you’ll often be happy to skip forward to the next scene, keen to see what’s next. As he gets older and the narrative progresses, you start to feel time slipping away. You’ve formed connections with the characters and would be happy to spend a bit longer in each scene, but you’re constantly battling against the marching pace of life. There’s only so long you can stave off a blink.

There were points where I blinked completely by accident, tragically cutting a beautiful moment short. There were points where I was crying, making it much harder not to blink. There were points where I just wanted to blink as soon as possible to skip through a difficult scene.

Before Your Eyes

This intersection of cutting-edge technology and well-written immersive narrative results in an experience that is both beautiful and confronting at the same time. It’s hard to speak more in-depth about the narrative, because it’s best to go in blind – no pun intended – but suffice to say that it’s engaging, touching and tragic. It does deal with some heavy content matter surrounding death and illness, but also presents an experience that feels representative and parallel to how we remember our own lives.

Before Your Eyes Review – Comfort

Before Your Eyes should be comfortable for most users. It’s a seated experience that remains stationary, spare for a handful of sequences with very slow artificial movement. Scenes are faded in and out around the player and the entire story is played without a controller, making it quite an accessible experience.

Before Your Eyes originally released as a flatscreen experience for PC in 2021, using a connected webcam to track the player’s blinks. While I haven’t tried the original, there is nothing about the VR release that feels like a port of a flatscreen game. In fact, you’d be forgiven for thinking it was made for VR first, because it’s such a natural fit for an immersive platform. Regardless, the presence of the blink mechanic in the original PC release proves just how integral it is to the narrative. It isn’t just a novelty, but a mechanic that is essential and thematically connected to the story. It’s one of the most interesting uses of eye tracking technology we’ve seen to date, without a doubt.

Before Your Eyes

Before Your Eyes Review – Final Verdict

Before Your Eyes is a narrative experience unlike any other. It’s a perfect example of how virtual reality can tell a story in ways that movies, games and other media can’t. It’s a visceral, emotional journey that is best enjoyed in one sitting and with a box of tissues nearby. The controller-free setup means that it’s accessible to an incredibly wide audience and the lack of artificial movement means it should be comfortable for most players.

There’s a wealth of blockbuster campaigns and arcade games for PSVR 2, but there’s nothing else quite like Before Your Eyes. This is an essential experience for the platform that leverages eye tracking technology to tell a compelling story that simply wouldn’t work without it.

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Puzzling Places Introduces Monthly & Premium DLC Pack Structure

The developers behind photogrammetry-based puzzle game Puzzling Places revealed a new plan for future DLC packs, split into monthly and premium packs.

Since launch, Puzzling Places has received a few DLC releases with new puzzles that expand the selection from the base game. There was the Mars Desert Research Station pack in October, alongside two variety packs, the most recent of which launched last month and included “cultural heritage objects from India, England, Nepal, and Poland.”

However, the Puzzling Places developers say that the overwhelmingly feedback they’ve received is simply that players want more and more puzzles. As an answer to this, the devs are introducing a new DLC structure.

Monthly Puzzle Packs will release — you guessed it — once a month, featuring 6 puzzles per pack for $5 USD, with some puzzles limited to 200 pieces and others 400, depending on the scan quality. These will be variety packs featuring “a wide range of puzzles” that may or may not be thematic, with simple audio soundscape templates (such as city noises, natural ambient sound, mechanical sounds etc) that are re-used each month where appropriate.

This will allow the team to release DLC more frequently, while also focusing on other DLC packs that “push the boundaries of Puzzling Places.”

These Premium Puzzle Packs will release roughly every 2-3 months, featuring ~4 puzzles per pack for $5 USD, all with a 400 max piece limit. Premium Packs will be “centered around a main theme or location, with storytelling being a central focus” and will include premium audio with custom soundscapes specific to each region or puzzle.

Every puzzle released so far for the game since launch will be marked and considered a “premium” puzzle going forward, as they include custom soundscapes and a max 400 piece option.

The first monthly puzzle pack will be announced and released this week. You can read more about the changes over on the Puzzling Places blog here.

Deals: Get Final Fantasy’s Only VR Game, Doom 3 And More PSVR Hits Cheap Right Now

New savings have hit Sony’s PlayStation Store, which means there’s a bunch of new deals to check out for some of PSVR’s best games.

We’ll start by spotlighting Final Fantasy’s only VR game (to date), Monster of the Deep. This isn’t an endless turn-based epic like the main series but instead a fishing game set in the world of Final Fantasy XV. It’s 50% off, taking it to $4.99 right now. You can read our review right here if you want to know more about it.

Or maybe you need a little more Star Wars VR gaming in your life? The excellent Star Wars: Squadrons is now $9.99, which is a tidy saving for a game that gives you a full single-player campaign and multiplayer modes to boot.

Plus there’s half off of Skyrim VR, Bethesda’s fairly decent port of its RPG all-timer and Doom 3 is discounted to $9.99 too. Resident Evil 7, meanwhile, is going for $9.99 and don’t forget you’ll be getting a free PS5 upgrade for that later this year. That still ranks highly in our list of the best PSVR games.

There’s plenty more to mention. You can grab Borderlands 2 for $24.99, for example, and a host of other VR indies too. Previous store promotions are still running, which means there’s also money to be saved on games like Moss and Astro Bot. Whatever your tastes, there’s probably something for you over in the deals section.

Are you going to be picking anything up on PSVR in this sale? Let us know in the comments below!

5 Sony Exclusives We’d Love To See On PSVR 2

It’s official — Sony recently announced specifications for PSVR 2 and a new game based on the Horizon franchise to go with it.

While we wait for more details on the headset design, pricing and launch window, we thought we’d run through a few Sony-exclusive franchises that we’d love to see make the jump to PSVR 2 during the PS5 generation cycle.

These are all pure speculation — it’s a hypothetical wishlist of what we want to see most! If you want a list of everything confirmed and rumoured game coming to PSVR 2, we have that as well.

Honorable Mentions

Two honorable mentions before we move on — the Uncharted and God of War franchises.

Both of these could be fantastic in VR, but we’re a bit unsure how they would tie it in and what the gameplay would look like. These games lean so heavily on providing players with a third-person cinema-like experience, so the initial gameplay hook to transfer across to VR isn’t as clear.

That being said, Sony are doing something similar with Horizon Call of the Mountain,  so maybe it’s not such a stretch to imagine a similar treatment for Uncharted and God of War.

5. Little Big Planet/Sackboy

After a trilogy of original Little Big Planet games and a recent spin-off platformer, Sackboy: A Big Adventure, it would be cool to see the franchise add a VR game to the collection.

Given the Sackboy release on PS5 went a bit under the radar, maybe Sony could update the game with a free and separate PSVR expansion that channels their previous PSVR platformer, Astrobot? It could feature original levels alongside reworked mechanics that take advantage of VR, which would be a nice way to boost the original release while providing something fresh for PSVR 2 owners.

4. Ratchet & Clank

After a stunningly beautiful outing on PS5 with Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart, it would be awesome to see Insomniac leverage its experience with VR to create some kind of Rift Apart-adjacent experience with PSVR 2 support.

What form would a Ratchet & Clank game take in VR? No idea, but it would be cool to see — especially if you could witness the jaw-dropping graphics from Rift Apart in a VR headset. And we’re sure the developers could cook up plenty of inventive new weapons to wield.

3. Ghost of Tsushima

While this almost falls into a similar category as God of War and Uncharted, Ghost of Tsushima perhaps holds a bit more potential for a great PSVR adaptation.

Imagine a new, made-for-VR Tsushima release that focuses on first-person stealth and light samurai combat, while keeping the absolutely gorgeous and show-stopping art style from the original 2020 release.

It’s possible that developers Sucker Punch are working on a sequel for PS5 already and we know Sony wants to push for its upcoming AAA PS5 experiences to include VR support. If the sequel is similar in style to the first, then it probably wouldn’t lend itself to a Hitman 3 scenario where the entire game supports both traditional and VR modes. However, a separate PSVR-focused mode could be a lot of fun.

2. Gran Turismo 7

Out of everything on this list, Gran Turismo 7 perhaps has the most chance of supporting PSVR 2 in some form. Not only does the genre and gameplay lend itself to VR quite easily, but series creator Kazunori Yamauchi didn’t say no when questioned last year.

To be fair, he didn’t say yes either — he said the team wasn’t able to talk about PSVR yet, one way or the other. The game is set for release in March on PS5 — we’re hopeful that an update with PSVR 2 support might arrive later down the line. Or at the very least, something a bit bigger than Gran Turismo Sport’s limited time trail and AI race modes for PSVR would fit the bill as well.

1. Insomniac’s Spider-Man

Given the Spider-Man fervor across all media in the last few years, it would be pretty surprising if we never saw some kind of Insomniac Spider-Man release for PSVR 2 in the next few years — especially given the studio has worked with VR before.

We know that Spider-Man 2, Insomniac’s PS5-exclusive sequel to the 2018 hit, is in development. However, adding PSVR 2 support to the entire game seems unlikely. Insomniac could instead opt to add a mode (or even a separate, standalone release) that lets you play a short and focused experience as Spidey using PSVR 2, akin to Rocksteady’s Batman: Arkham VR.

Even just a definitive, polished minigame that lets you swing around Manhattan as Spider-Man would be fantastic — many others have tried to do something similar, both officially and unofficially.

What Sony franchises do you want to see on PSVR 2? Let us know in the comments.

No New PSVR Games Made Sony’s 2021 Top-Selling VR Apps

Just as Steam saw no new games in its list of best-selling VR titles for 2021, PSVR’s top 10 best-sellers for the year is devoid of new titles.

Sony released the list of the top 10 selling titles for PSVR on the PlayStation Store in both the US/Canada and EU territories yesterday. To be clear, these sales don’t count physical games, nor does the PSVR chart track games with optional support like Hitman 3 and No Man’s Sky.

The top three for both lists are identical: Superhot comes in third, Job Simulator in second and Beat Saber at the top. This is hardly surprising – Beat Saber has been the best-selling PSVR app on the store every month for over a year now, and Job Simulator and Superhot (both of which were PSVR launch titles) were always in the top 10, too. Check out the full list below.

PSVR Games 2021

Things do get a bit more interesting after the top three. The most recent release on the list is Sinn Studio’s Swordsman VR, which released in September 2020 and hits the fifth spot in both regions. Astro Bot also squeezes into the tenth spot in the EU and Survios’ take on The Walking Dead, Onslaught, ranks in the US too (and the infinitely better Saints & Sinners features in both).

But it’s still a shame not to see any genuinely new PSVR games make the grade last year. In fairness, it’s not too surprising – it’s hard for new titles to break past well-established releases and even the list of 10 best-selling PS4 games only has one genuinely new release for the year. PSVR also undeniably had a quiet 2021, but there were a handful of big releases including new shooters like Doom 3 VR and Fracked as well as other types of experiences like Arashi: Castles of Sin and Song in the Smoke (which was our personal pick for PSVR’s best game of 2021).

Still, with PSVR 2 on the horizon and hopefully releasing this year, we’re hoping that 2022 manages to shake up the sales charts for Sony’s VR efforts. Not to mention that are some big PSVR titles on the way like Zenith.

Sony Won’t Say If PSVR 2 Is Releasing This Year (Yet)

It appears that Sony is tight-lipped on if PSVR 2 will be releasing this year.

Following last week’s official reveal of the headset’s name and specs, Axios’ Stephen Totilo noted that he had reached out to Sony to ask two key questions about the device. First, Totilo asked if PSVR 2 would be backwards compatible with the original PSVR and its library of content. He also asked if it would release this year.

According to Totilo, Sony declined to comment on each point.

Sony Silent On PSVR 2 Release Date

This perhaps isn’t too surprising given that companies often have dedicated beats for when and where they’ll reveal details such as this, but it is somewhat curious that Sony hasn’t confirmed a broad 2022 release window for its next VR headset yet.

The headset was first announced in early 2021 and UploadVR was the first to reveal specs for the device around the middle of the year, so it’s clear that many details about the kit have been nailed down for a long time. Plus, revealing information at CES in the first week of the year does suggest that you’re firing the starting gun for a months-long promotional plan leading up to a release somewhere around the holiday season. That’s exactly what Sony did with the PS5 two years ago, for example.

But it’s very possible that the ongoing component shortage that has plagued the rollout of so many electronic devices — not least of which the PS5 — is having an influence on Sony’s plans. With so much up in the air and different manufacturers offering differing opinions on when the situation might be resolved, the company might not yet be able to commit to a 2022 release date even if that is the plan.

But, regardless of the silence, we’re fully expecting to at least hear much more about PSVR 2 this year. Stay tuned to UploadVR, where we’ll bring you all the latest on the headset.

‘High Possibility’ Stress Level Zero Games Will Release On PSVR2

Stress Level Zero has given another indication that the studio will release games on Sony’s upcoming PSVR2 system.

Developer Brandon J Laatsch responded “high possibility” to a tweet asking him about “the possibilities of SLZ [Stress Level Zero] games appearing on PSVR2.”

This isn’t the first time that Stress Level Zero has indicated it plans to support PSVR2 — back in March 2021, Laatsch said there was a “90% chance” that the studio would support Sony’s next generation VR controllers after they were announced. Likewise, Laatsch indicated that one of the studio’s upcoming projects would release on “Quest 2 and PC VR” with a “decent chance” of PSVR 2. 

We know that Stress Level Zero is working on multiple projects, but we have very little info on the specifics of each or even how many projects are in development. The studio promised more news in 2021, but that year came and went without any significant updates. Here’s to hoping we learn more this year.

With Sony officially announcing PSVR 2 specifications at CES this year, Stress Level Zero will have multiple release avenues for future products. With the increased power of the PS5 and the upgraded specs of PSVR2, previous Stress Level Zero projects — like Boneworks — might even find new life on the PSVR platform, which it forwent during the game’s original launch.

PSVR 2 will feature a 4K HDR display, 110-degree field of view and foveated rendering, alongside some fun bonuses like the new Sense controllers, in-headset vibration feedback and eye tracking. You can read the full spec list here.

Would you like to see Boneworks on PSVR 2, or are you looking forward to playing new games from Stress Level Zero? Let us know in the comments.

Editorial: PSVR 2 Won’t Outsell Quest 2, And It Doesn’t Need To

If you asked me which new VR headset I was looking forward to most in 2022, the answer would easily be Sony’s PSVR 2.

This is not going to be the obvious response for everyone. Alongside the continued success of the Quest 2, Meta is releasing a high-end standalone codenamed Project Cambria that promises to up the fidelity for standalone VR and add flashy new features for a higher price. Apple, meanwhile, may take its first steps into the VR/AR hardware scene. Both tech giants competing for a stake in the long-term future of spatial computing and the so-called metaverse is sure to be the dominant narrative for VR in 2022 (as detailed in Ian’s overview from earlier this week).

In comparison, PSVR 2’s seemingly (at this point) singular focus on providing high fidelity gaming experiences for the installed base of PS5 users may seem a little narrow-minded. Much has also been made of that wire, which will tether the headset to your PS5. No one can quite seem to agree on the significance of its presence, but the reality is that PSVR 2 will release in the face of wire-free headsets that are increasingly being used for fitness, socializing and productivity alongside entertainment. Quest 2 is already beginning to reach a wider audience beyond gaming, whereas PSVR 2 will make the core PlayStation audience its front and center priority.

And it’s true that PSVR 2 also reintroduces many of those old hardware reservations Quest 2 and its predecessor vanquished. On top of the wire, it’ll need the already-expensive PS5 ($399/$499 depending on model) to run. Coming off the back of a holiday season in which the Oculus companion app climbed to the top of app store charts and developers reported record sales, it’s tough to imagine the PSVR 2 system with required PS5 powering it truly challenging Quest 2.

But, you know what? That’s more than fine. PSVR 2 doesn’t need to outsell Quest 2 to be considered a success. And, while its hardware carries unavoidable heft, the headset’s mission statement is vitally more immediate than any other headset on the market right now.

Managed Expectations And Hybrid Gaming

Speaking to GQ, Sony Interactive Entertainment boss Jim Ryan offered a key insight into the company’s mindset for PSVR 2 when the headset was first announced last year. If you read UploadVR regularly, you’ve more than likely heard me repeat it once or twice:

“We believe in VR and have been extremely happy with the results with the present PlayStation VR and think that we will do good business with our new VR system for PlayStation 5. More importantly, we see it as something beyond this coming iteration that really could be really big and really important.”

‘Good business’, to me, is a crucial understanding of PSVR 2’s position in the market, as one that’s a peripheral to another device and thus one that already has limits on just how many units it can sell. PlayStation has a long history of selling peripherals and it already has experience selling VR – it moved over five million units of its first $399 headset that worked with a $399 console that to date has reached an install base of well over 115 million. That’s great numbers in the context of the nascent VR market, but a fraction of the audience Sony reaches with its wider platform.

And it’s important that above all else, Sony has a grasp of that. It means the company has its expectations in check as it moves toward launch, and that we’re less likely to see it abandon the device over its lifespan. What we’re not likely to see is multiple AAA, VR-only games released a year on the scale of God of War: Ragnarok or Spider-Man 2. But Sony seems to be settling on a best of both world approach; we’ve seen reports that the company is seeking hybrid VR experiences for its platform alongside bleeding-edge VR exclusives. It’s tough to justify spending tens, let alone hundreds of millions on VR development budgets when the install base isn’t there to recoup those costs. Logically, it’s a much sounder idea to supplement a handful of those efforts — alongside multiplatform VR games that will make the bulk of their money on Quest — with existing, high-quality flatscreen games that won’t need page one rewrites to realize in VR and won’t be dependent on VR sales alone to succeed.

This was not easy to do on PS4, where the console’s limited power made it difficult to replicate the flatscreen experience in-headset. The games that did do this made noticeable concessions. Hitman 3 massively drew back the size of its crowds, for example, and No Man’s Sky is something of a blur. But with the power of the PS5 — not to mention foveated rendering via eye tracking — it’s a much more viable prospect for PSVR 2. Granted these might not be the most powerful expressions of VR, but as Resident Evil 4 VR has already proven by becoming Quest’s fastest-selling app ever, it makes for an easy way to generate hype and sales whilst others prove out native VR mechanics.

The second part of Ryan’s comment also suggests Sony knows what it will truly take to really bring VR to the mainstream, and that those plans for a possible future device are in the pipeline too. I honestly wouldn’t be surprised to learn that the new VR headset the wider Sony Corp is hiring for is a standalone device that links to the PlayStation brand in some way, but also establishes a brand identity of its own. That’s likely a far-flung future prospect right now, though.

Tethered To A Console, But Not To Meta

In the meantime, what PSVR 2 can do is wave the flag for high-end VR experiences as future formats continue to prove themselves out. It promises to offer a destination for gamers that want higher fidelity than what’s on offer with Quest and deliver titles from beloved developers and franchises. More than anything PSVR 2 will be, to me, a device about instant gratification. It might have a wire connected to it but the actual prospect of PSVR 2 is significantly — and in many ways refreshingly — simpler than what others are aspiring to. This is a device that’s distanced from (though not necessarily free of) the courtroom dramas and privacy concerns that Meta and others have already brought to VR. There’s no Facebook account connectivity to worry about and, even with that requirement on the way out for Quest, that’s a significantly bigger deal to some than that wire is. And, crucially, no PlayStation executive has yet used the word “metaverse”, though I’ll concede that it’s early days.

And, whilst Meta continues to chip away at the visual fidelity of its own VR titles and offer fascinating but inarguably experimental excursions like hand-tracking and mixed reality passthrough (features likely to cement its long-term dominance in the future of VR) PSVR 2 promises to do the basics of compelling VR very well. We’ve already seen a glimpse of a Horizon game that looks like a generational leap over what was possible with PSVR 1, and the increased power of the PS5 will make such experiences possible without the stress of fine-tuning PC settings and prioritizing GPU performance. And I can only imagine how much better these experiences will also control by swapping out the ancient fossils that are the Move controllers for the hugely exciting PSVR 2 Sense devices.

Sony’s mission here is straightforward: to deliver powerhouse immersion for an audience of enthusiastic gamers. At a time in which PC VR lacks clear direction and standalone VR can’t measure up on a visual level, that’s a compelling message.

So, while the metaverse is being built and Apple takes the fight to Meta, I’ll be in Horizon (the Sony one, not the Meta one) enjoying some of the best-looking and most immersive VR we’ve yet seen. PSVR 2 might not be the headset to lead the industry into the future but it’s going to keep me busy until we get there.

PSVR 2 Games: Every Launch Title Available Now & Announced Games

PSVR 2 is available now for $550, but what about PSVR 2 games?

Here’s our full rundown of all PSVR 2 launch titles and announced games. We originally published this article on January 6, 2022 and have been updating and republishing it periodically since then. As of this latest update, we’ve reviewed the PlayStation VR2 system after spending significant time with Sony’s next-generation headset and playing roughly half of the launch lineup.

Sony confirmed there are 100+ projects in the pipeline for PlayStation VR2. Our list below begins with games that released alongside PSVR 2 on February 22, 2023 and those coming in the month afterward. Release plans can change, of course, and we’re confirming additional announced or rumored games on an ongoing basis.

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Here’s our full list of confirmed and rumored PSVR 2 games.

PSVR 2 Launch Titles

This section includes PSVR 2 launch titles that are available now and released alongside PlayStation VR2 on February 22, 2023.

Horizon Call of the Mountain

Horizon Call of the Mountain is our first PSVR 2 game to be labeled as essential, and a “brilliant way to kick off PSVR 2“.

The first title Sony itself officially announced for PSVR 2, Horizon Call of the Mountain is a spin-off of the popular open-world series and we’ve finished the whole game.

You might have already played Horizon Zero Dawn, in which protagonist Aloy learned about the near-extinction of humanity and the rise of dinosaur-like machines, or its sequel, Forbidden West on PS4 or PS5. Call of the Mountain is an all-new entry in which you play as a new character (though you will meet Aloy), developed by one of Sony’s newly-acquired studios, Firesprite. It features a full campaign with multiple paths, alongside a separate river ride experience.

Star Wars: Tales From The Galaxy’s Edge – Enhanced Edition

Star Wars: Tales from the Galaxy’s Edge – Enhanced Edition packages both parts from the original Quest releases into one complete offering on PSVR 2, available at launch.

We’ve played the enhanced edition on PSVR 2 and you can check out our graphics comparison embedded above, with ILMxLAB saying the game has been rebuilt “to take advantage of many of the enhancements the hardware has to offer” including eye tracking and haptics in both the headset and Sense controllers.

Resident Evil Village

The entire Resident Evil 8 experience on PSVR 2 is a free upgrade to the existing PS5 game from Capcom.

First released in 2021, Resident Evil 8 reunited players with Ethan, the protagonist from Resident Evil 7, on an all new horror adventure. Capcom also released a demo for the VR mode alongside the update for PSVR 2 launch.

Gran Turismo 7

We’d long suspected Gran Turismo 7 would jump to PSVR 2 and, like Resident Evil Village, the entire game is playable in VR as a launch day update to the PS5-exclusive game.


This tabletop RPG-inspired dungeon crawler was one of our favorite games when it released and as a February 22 launch day release for PSVR 2, it brings the entire experience to players both in PSVR 2 and on TVs with PS5.

Demeo from the PlayStation store features cross-play with Steam, Quest, and Epic Games store versions of this top tier multiplayer experience. You can find more info here.

Cities: VR – Enhanced Edition

Cities: VR – Enhanced Edition is a launch day release for PSVR 2.

Initially released on the Quest store, the PlayStation store “enhanced edition” brings the full Cities: Skylines experience into VR. According to the PlayStation blog, this version will use the PS5’s horsepower to bring “great detail” and ensure a “smooth experience” when observing you cities from all levels.

You can read our hands-on from January here.

Cosmonious High

Esteemed VR studio Owlchemy Labs brings its latest release, Cosmonious High, to PSVR 2 as a launch title.

This version of the game adds eye tracking support and real-time shadows and is also designed to take advantage of the unique force feedback hardware in the Sense controllers and PSVR 2 headset, so that players will be able to feel elements like wind and water as they interact with the environment.

Vacation Simulator

Owlchemy Labs confirmed that both of its playful simulation games are seeing release at launch on PSVR 2 with free upgrades for existing PlayStation VR owners.

Developers say the games have improvements “including enhanced audio stabilizers, haptic feedback, and 4K image rendering.” Vacation Simulator on PSVR 2 will include the Back To Job free content update as well. Players who already own Job Simulator and Vacation Simulator on PlayStation VR will receive a PlayStation 5 version of the game they can download to their PS VR2 libraries at no additional cost.

Job Simulator

A new VR headset without Job Simulator would be unheard of at this point, and Owlchemy Labs isn’t letting 2016’s cornerstone VR game escape release at launch for PSVR 2.

Like its sequel Vacation Simulator, owners of the original game for PSVR get the PSVR 2 version of the game in their PS5 library for free, and it includes the “Infinite Overtime” free content update.

Pistol Whip

Pistol Whip is a launch day title for PSVR 2 with support for a bunch of the headset’s new features and capabilities. According to Lucas Sitanski from Cloudhead Games, the Sense controller haptics allow you to “feel the rush of a bullet grazing your head, the clicks of reloading your gun, and more realistic vibrations when firing.” Pistol Whip also supports 3D audio on PSVR 2 and should feature faster load times and scene transitions.

The PSVR 2 version of Pistol Whip is a free upgrade for owners of the original PSVR version.

Zenith: The Last City

The VR MMO Zenith is a launch day title for PSVR 2 free for players who already own the game for the original PSVR.

Since launching on other platforms, Zenith developers Ramen VR have added a bunch of new content and changes to the experience, all of which will carry over to the new PSVR 2 version. This includes an overhaul of the new player experience. The game uses the PSVR 2’s headset and Sense controller haptic feedback as well as the adaptive triggers for weapon effects, and PS5’s storage system should lead to dramatically faster loading times compared to other platforms.

After the Fall

After the Fall is a PSVR 2 launch day title. Vertigo Games is adding support for Sense controller haptics and adaptive triggers in this version of the game. Plus, it continues to support full cross-platform multiplayer, so PSVR 2 players can play with other After the Fall players on any other VR platform.

For owners of After the Fall on PSVR, the PSVR 2 version is a free upgrade.


An underrated gem on Quest, Tentacular makes its debut on PSVR 2 with support for adaptive triggers and haptics on the headset and Sense controllers. It also implements eye tracking functionality across the game, allowing you to use your eyes to interact with La Kalma residents and the game’s menus.

Moss and Moss: Book 2

Following a PSVR, PC VR, and Quest launch, confirmation that the Moss series would appear on PSVR 2 seemed inevitable. Developed by Polyarc, both fantasy adventure games release for Sony’s new headset at launch, offering visual improvements, haptic feedback, and adaptive trigger support. There’s no cross-buy if you already have them on PSVR.


Pavlov, the popular VR multiplayer shooter, is a PSVR 2 launch game after initially being one of the first games confirmed for the platform. Developer Vankrupt Games had suggested there may be crossplay support with the Quest version, Pavlov Shack, but that’s not the case at launch. Instead, Pavlov on PSVR 2 has crossplay with the PC edition.

What the Bat?

UploadVR’s Game of the Year 2022 makes its way to PSVR 2. A VR sequel to 2019’s What The Golf?, you’ll tackle a series of increasingly absurd challenges using bats for hands, and you can check out our full What the Bat? review for the Quest edition.

Fantavision 202x

Sony confirmed a reboot of Fantavision as one of PSVR 2’s more surprising launch games. Originally a PS2 puzzle game by the now-defunct Japan Studio in 2000, Fantavision 202x is being developed by Cosmo Machia. You’ll catch fireworks of the same color and shoot them into the night sky in Fantavision 202x.

Kayak VR: Mirage

Kayak VR: Mirage first appeared on PC VR, offering a stunning adventure sim with asynchronous multiplayer. Now, developer Better Than Life brings Kayak to PSVR 2 for launch.

Altair Breaker

Thirdverse’s Altair Breaker is a multiplayer sword-fighting game in PSVR 2’s launch lineup.  You and three other players fight AI across an abandoned floating city.

Dyschronia: Chronos Alternate

Dyschronia: Chronos Alternate, an ongoing episodic trilogy from MyDearest, is jumping onto PSVR 2. The third entry in the Chronos Universe, following Tokyo Chronos and Altdeus: Beyond Chronos, this adventure sees you playing detective after the city’s founder is suddenly murdered. Episode 1 and Episode 2 should be both be available at launch.

Kizuna AI – Touch the Beat!

First released in 2020 on Quest, Kizuna AI – Touch the Beat! returns as another PSVR 2 launch game. A rhythm game that places you in the audience, you hit notes that fly toward you with a penlight, playing with Kizuna AI. Notably, Kizuna is also supposed to launch for the original PSVR too in April 2023, though cross-buy support remains unconfirmed.

The Tale of Onogoro

Announced within a batch of PSVR 2 titles from Japanese studios, The Tale of Onogoro comes from Amata K.K, taking you to a mysterious parallel world. Teaming up with a shrine maiden, Hal, you’ll need to defeat five beasts that terrorize this land. The game releases as a launch title for PSVR 2 with a planned release for the original PSVR to follow.

Song In The Smoke: Rekindled

Confirmed in EDGE Magazine issue #380, 17-Bit is remastering its hit survival game as Song in the Smoke: Rekindled for PSVR 2, available at launch. Alongside haptic feedback support, PlayStation Blog confirms this contains an “all-new free jump and clamber mode completely unique to PSVR 2.” Cross-buy support is also confirmed for those who originally bought Song in the Smoke on PSVR.

Puzzling Places

Puzzling Places PSVR 2

Currently available on Quest and PSVR, Puzzling Places makes the leap to PSVR 2 where you can put together puzzles through 3D jigsaws. New enhancements include sharper textures, eye tracking support when selecting pieces, haptic feedback support, and a 1000 piece puzzle. If you already own it on PSVR, this will be available as a free upgrade.

Rez Infinite

Originally a PSVR launch title, Rez Infinite joins Sony’s new headset at launch once again. On PSVR 2, that comes with eye tracking for tracking and aiming at enemies, alongside haptic feedback from the headset and controllers. While an upgrade path is available, this one isn’t free and instead, it’s been discounted to $9.99 for PSVR owners.

Synth Riders: Remastered Edition

Synth Riders is already on most VR platforms, so it’s little surprise to see a Remastered Edition arriving on PSVR 2. Promising reduced loading times, updated visuals, multiplayer, and more, that’s another free upgrade for anyone who owns the PSVR version, and that also covers previously purchased DLC. Anyone who buys Remastered from launch can access the Lindsey Stirling music pack for one month until March 22.

Tetris Effect Connected

tetris effect connected mode co-op gameplay

Tetris Effect: Connected is back once again, joining the list of PSVR ports. First released in 2019, this spectacular puzzle game received its Connected update in 2021, and that’s now coming to PSVR 2 and PS5. Just like Rez Infinite, an upgrade path is available but it won’t be free. Instead, it’s discounted to $9.99 for PSVR owners.

The Last Clockwinder

First appearing on Quest and PC VR, The Last Clockwinder is an enjoyable puzzle game that made it to our nominations for Favorite New Quest Game of 2022.


Another PSVR launch game from 2016, Thumper return for PSVR 2, taking us back to this rhythm-action hellride. While Thumper doesn’t come with a free next-gen upgrade for original owners, developers Drool tout 4K visuals, 3D audios, and haptic feedback among its improvements.

Cave Digger 2: Dig Harder

A sequel to 2019 mining sim Cave Digger, Perp Games confirms Cave Digger 2: Dig Harder features solo play and 4-player co-op, where you’ll collect valuable resources while exploring.

Townsmen VR

City builder Townsmen VR arrives on PSVR 2 following an early access period on PC VR. HandyGames confirms it utilizes headset feedback to feel environmental effects like earthquakes, alongside using the Sense controllers’ adaptive triggers.

Zombieland: Headshot Fever Reloaded

Zombieland: Headshot Fever Reloaded from XR Games’ is an arcade light-gun shooter that’s been “rebuilt for PlayStation VR 2”. Once a Quest exclusive, Zombieland: Headshot Fever is a self-contained story set after Zombieland: Double Tap, where you’ll shoot zombies through an on-rails course. You can read our review here.

NFL Pro Era


NFL Pro Era dropped onto PSVR and Quest last September and it’s a PSVR 2 launch day free next-gen upgrade for existing PlayStation VR owners.

The Light Brigade

From Funktronic Labs, the developers of Fujii, comes a new single player roguelike that sees you join the ranks of the titular Light Brigade and play through procedurally generated battlegrounds with “realistic physics-based gunplay” and spells. It’s available February 22 on both PSVR 2 and Quest 2.

Garden of the Sea

Garden of the Sea launches on February 22 for PSVR 2, after releasing for Quest 2 and PC VR last year.

Drums Rock

Following a Quest release last February, developers Garage51 recently announced that Drums Rock is coming to PSVR 2. An arcade-style drumming game, this utilizes PSVR 2’s headset vibration, haptic feedback, and eye tracking. It releases at launch on February 22.

No Man’s Sky

To the surprise of pretty much no one, the excellent VR support for No Man’s Sky has found its way to the PS5 version and PSVR 2. It released launch day for PSVR 2, alongside a big game update that added an overhaul of many VR mechanics as well.

Swordsman VR

Last year, Sinn Studio confirmed in a tweet that Swordsman VR would be a launch title for PSVR 2. It released alongside the headset on February 22.

Jurassic World Aftermath Collection

Coatsink is bringing the Jurassic World Aftermath Collection to PSVR 2, which it calls a “reworked version” of Part 1 and Part 2 releases on Quest, packaged into one complete offering. Coatsink says Aftermath is “targeting 4K at 90 FPS” on PSVR 2 and takes advantage of headset features like in-headset rumble and 3D audio.

This version of the game also includes added volumetric lighting, enhanced post-processing effects and faster loading times, alongside a new “Dino Viewer” that lets you view the game’s dinosaurs in a museum setting. It’s available now for PSVR 2.


Originally released for Quest and PSVR, Startenders will see you work as an intergalactic bartender, juggling multiple customers and increasingly complicated orders from alien customers on board a spaceship. It’s available now as a launch title for PSVR 2.

Les Mills Bodycombat

Lss Mills Bodycombat will get the blood flowing in VR. This workout app was originally available on Quest and is now available on PSVR 2 as a launch day title.


Stand aboard a viking ship and bang the drums to the beat of rock music to keep your viking rowers powering through the water. Ragnarock is one of our favorite rhythm games and is available now on PSVR 2.


Unplugged is an amazing VR air guitar game that lets you play through some of your favorites rock tracks using a virtual guitar. Think Guitar Hero, but for VR. On other platforms like Quest, Unplugged uses hand tracking. However, PSVR 2 doesn’t support hand tracking at the moment, so this version of the game will use the PSVR 2 Sense controllers. A big part of Unplugged’s appeal comes from using your hands – not controllers – and we’ve not been able to test this version of the game out yet. Nonetheless, it’s available now on PSVR 2 as a launch title.

2MD: VR Football Unleashed All-Star

Nearly three years after 2MD: VR Football arrived on Quest and PSVR, Truant Pixels confirmed through PSVR Without Parole that a sequel, 2MD: VR Football Unleashed All-Star, is coming to PSVR 2. It’s available now as a launch day title for PSVR 2.

Confirmed PSVR 2 Games Coming Soon

This section starts with titles  Sony confirmed as part of PSVR 2’s launch window and continues with those confirmed as coming soon. Release timing can always change, but “launch window” games are expected to release by the end of March 2023.

The Dark Pictures: Switchback VR

This horror-themed rollercoaster shooter will be a launch day title for PSVR 2, taking advantage of the headset’s unique features such as adaptive triggers and eye tracking. You can read more about the game here, which was a launch day title but is instead planned for release March 16.

Before Your Eyes

A game that revolves around blinking to move onto the next scene is a perfect fit for PSVR 2’s eye tracking. Before Your Eyes is an emotional, heartbreaking adventure from Skybound Games, which tracks your blinking to continue the narrative. It arrives as a launch window title for PSVR 2.

Creed Rise to Glory: Championship Edition

Creed Rise to Glory – Championship Edition

Nearly five years since it first arrived, Creed: Rise To Glory is back once again for PSVR 2 with a Championship Edition. For this latest release, Survios is promising “brand new game content, modes, and settings to create a more immersive and personalized experience for new and seasoned Creed players alike.” A reworked online PvP mode is also confirmed, bringing “optimized matchmaking” and crossplay support. It releases April 4 for PSVR 2.

Walkabout Mini Golf

Developer Mighty Coconut confirmed VR’s best mini golf game is coming “soon” to PlayStation VR2 with support for cross-play between Steam, Quest and Pico outside China. The game features outstanding course design with recent paid-on content taking players to Atlantis, Myst Island, 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea, and even into Jim Henson’s Labyrinth. We can’t wait to see how the game looks and feels on PlayStation VR2.

Hello Neighbor

Hello Neighbor: Search and Rescue brings the viral flatscreen franchise into VR, launching on PSVR, PSVR 2 and PC VR. Steel Wool Studios are handling development, after launching popular VR title Five Nights at Freddy’s: Help Wanted in 2020. The game was initially set as a PSVR 2 launch title, but is now delayed with a new release date in late May.

Announced PSVR 2 Games

This section includes titles that have been announced by developers, or by Sony, as planned for PlayStation VR2. Release timelines here may be less defined or totally unknown.

Firewall Ultra

Firewall and Solaris developer First Contact Entertainment announced Firewall Ultra last year, releasing exclusively for PSVR 2. This follow-up to Firewall Zero Hour is described as an ‘evolution’ of the franchise, adding loads of new content while also carrying over and upgrading content from Zero Hour as well.

You can find more info here.

Resident Evil 4 Remake (‘Supported Content’)

There’s a catch to this one. Capcom is remaking Resident Evil 4 for PS5 and it looks fantastic, but the PSVR 2 integration is currently described as “supported content”, which suggests we won’t get the full game in VR. That may have something to do with the fact the original Resident Evil 4 is available on Quest 2 as a platform exclusive. It remains to be seen exactly what this PSVR 2 content will look like, but the game’s out in March 2023.

The Walking Dead: Saints & Sinners Chapter 2 – Retribution

The original Saints & Sinners is one of PSVR’s best games, so it’s great to hear that the follow-up will reach both that headset and PSVR 2. The sequel released on Quest at the end of 2022 and is scheduled for launch on PSVR 2 in March of 2023.

Beat Saber

This one felt inevitable, though Sony and Meta certainly kept us waiting. At CES 2023, Jim Ryan revealed Beat Saber is officially coming to PSVR 2. However, that was pretty much all he confirmed during Sony’s keynote. There’s no news on multiplayer or a release date yet, but Ryan confirms they’ll have “more information to share in the near future.”

Among Us VR

Originally confirmed for PSVR 1, we now know Schell Games’ take on the ever-popular whodunnit game will be coming to PSVR 2.

Ghostbusters: Rise of the Ghost Lord

ghostbusters rise of the ghost lordA collaboration between VR developer nDreams and Sony Pictures Virtual Reality, Ghostbusters: Rise of the Ghost Lord is confirmed for release on PSVR 2. While the game will initially launch as an exclusive for the Quest platform in 2023, it will make its way to PSVR 2 sometime after – no exact date just yet.

You can read more about the game here.

Other Unannounced nDreams Games

In a recent funding announcement, UK-based nDreams confirmed that it’s working on multiple projects for PSVR 2. We now know that one of those is  Ghostbusters: Rise of the Ghost Lord, but what about the others?

The studio has a long history with VR, but is best known for its 2020 stealth action VR, Phantom: Covert Ops, in which players infiltrated hostile territory in a kayak, and last year’s blockbuster PSVR shooter, Fracked. There’s no word yet on what these other new projects will be, but nDreams now consists of three studios making VR content, and we’d gladly replay Fracked on new hardware.

Crossfire: Sierra Squad

Crossfire: Sierra Squad is an upcoming arcade shooter, spun-off from popular FPS title Crossfire. It will feature over 60 campaign missions and 40 different weapons when it launches in Summer 2023 for PSVR 2. You can read more here.

VR Skater

Originally available for PC VR in 2021, VR Skater is coming soon to PSVR 2.

C-Smash VRS

This is a “complete reimagining” of arcade classic Cosmic Smash, arriving later this year for PSVR 2.

Another Fisherman’s Tale

Vertigo Games recently announced this sequel to one of 2019’s best VR games, promising a 5-6 hour adventure. It’s coming to PC VR, Quest 2 and PSVR 2 later this year.

Hellsweeper VR

Alongside the Fisherman’s Tale sequel announcement, Vertigo Game also recently announced that upcoming dark fantasy combat game Hellsweeper is coming to PSVR 2.

Green Hell VR

Following a Quest and PC VR launch across 2022, Green Hell VR is officially coming to PSVR 2 in 2023. While the initial announcement was unclear about which specific headset was being supported, developer Incuvo later confirmed this survival adventure is targeting Sony’s latest headset.


This upcoming action-adventure platformer from Polish studio Played With Fire will see you take control of two protagonists at once in 2023. We tried the Quest version of the game out earlier this year, which offered an interesting combination of platforming and roomscale gameplay.


Horizon might be the first game Sony announced for PSVR 2, but Runner developer Truant Pixel announced its intention to release on the platform nearly a year before that. This is an anime-inspired biking game in which you speed down futuristic highways fending off enemies with dual-wielding weapons.


The long-anticipated sci-fi title from Iris VR has been promising to join the line-up of PSVR 2 games for years now. Low-Fi is designed to be a futuristic life-simulator inspired by the likes of Blade Runner in which players can make their own choices about how to proceed. It’s been in early access on Itch for a few years, with the developer continuing to bolt on new features. Hopefully 2023 will see the launch of the full version of the game on PSVR 2.

Samurai Slaughter House

Another indie studio that’s been very quick to confirm it’ll join the list of PSVR 2 games, Samurai Slaughter House is a bloody melee combat game with a black and white art style and physics-based fighting. The game’s also planned for PC VR and Quest 2.

Requisition VR

General Producer Oliver Smirnoff confirmed to UploadVR that Arcadia are planning to release a port of Requisition VR on PSVR 2 in 2023, after release on PC VR and Quest.


Developers Cyborn announced that a PSVR 2 version of its upcoming sci-fi action-adventure game Hubris will arrive on the platform in 2023. You can read our Hubris review for the PC VR version here.


Myst developer Cyan World’s latest game was originally planned to come to PSVR. But the studio recently confirmed that it’s stopping work on that version of the game and will instead bring it to PSVR 2, now expected in 2023.


Having started life as a PSVR-exclusive shooter with support for the Aim controller, Alvo was one of the first games to confirm it’ll make the jump to PSVR 2. This is a rewarding modern-era shooter inspired by the likes of Counter-Strike. The Aim controller might not be directly supported anymore (Sony hasn’t made any comment on compatibility), but the game’s already up and running on Quest 2, so expect a similar control scheme to that version.

Across The Valley

Across the Valley is a new VR farming simulator from FusionPlay, where you’ll maintaining crops and keeping the livestock happy. Announced at the Upload VR Showcase Winter 2022, we’ve only had a brief announcement trailer so far, but it’s coming to both PSVR 2 and PC VR in 2023.


Following a brief teaser at Meta’s annual Connect conference, Skydance Interactive confirmed its next game, Behemoth, is also coming to PSVR 2. Behemoth sees you fighting monolithic beings in the face of a looming threat. Described as having “brutal yet tactical VR combat,” it should arrive in late 2023.

Blacktop Hoops

Developed by Vinci Games, Blacktop Hoops is an arcade-style basketball game. Promising a full single-player campaign, online multiplayer, and more, it’s currently in open alpha testing on Quest and Steam. However, a PSVR 2 release was confirmed by the developer via Reddit last year.

Ovrdark: A Do Not Open Story

Ovrdark: A Do Not Open Story is a new VR horror game coming to PSVR 2 this year. Developed by NoxNoctis, Ovrdark replaces the recently cancelled VR port for flatscreen horror game Do Not Open, which was first announced for PSVR in 2020. Featuring a new protagonist, this isn’t a launch title but it’s scheduled to arrive in 2023.

Galaxy Kart

Galaxy Kart is one of PSVR 2’s confirmed racing games. Developed by VRMonkey, that arrives in Q1 2023, and they released this outline on Steam:

“An arcade kart racing game focused in COMBAT and the UNIQUE SKILLS of each driver! In a Galaxy full of crazy racers an amazing championship decides who is the best driver of all! Not only the racers can get weapons in the tracks, each one of them have individual skills!”

Medieval Dynasty

Medieval Dynasty proved popular when its flatscreen PC release launched in 2021, but developer Render Cube isn’t stopping there. As revealed in a Polish interview, it’s being ported to both Quest 2 and PSVR 2, and Render Cube’s creating a version designed specifically for VR. There’s currently no release date.

The Last Worker

We’ve known for some time that The Last Worker is heading to VR. Featuring a notable cast that includes Zelda Williams, Jason Isaacs, and Tommie Earl Jenkins, Wired Productions confirmed this narrative adventure game is getting a PSVR 2 port in its recent trailer. We don’t have an exact release date yet, but it will launch sometime in 2023.

Survival Nation

As seen during the UploadVR Winter Showcase 2022, Survival Nation is a new outdoor adventure sim with zombies. Promising “hunting, scavenging, surviving a bear hunt, and more,” Wenkly Studio’s upcoming game only has a vague 2023 release window on PSVR 2 right now.

The Exorcist Legion VR: SIN

It’s been over a year since Fun Train’s survival horror follow-up to The Exorcist: Legion VR was announced. Originally targeting a late 2022 release, The Exorcist Legion VR: SIN will now release in the second half of 2023 with online co-op and single-player support.

The Twilight Zone VR

Previously released on Quest 2 last July, The Twilight Zone VR is heading for PSVR 2 next, though Fun Train hasn’t announced a release date. Split between three stories, each penned by different writers, this adventure spans between different genres, including horror and science fiction.

Undead Citadel

Undead Citadel’s been in development since 2018 but until recently, there’d been little news about when we’ll finally see it. As spotted by PSVR Without Parole, developers Dark Curry announced via its Discord server that Undead Citadel was aiming to arrive as a PSVR 2 launch title, but we’ve yet to receive further confirmation or news on that front. We’ve reached out to Dark Curry for clarification and will update if we receive a response.

Volcanic Core

Developed by OlivierJT, Volcanic Core promises vehicular combat in a musical universe. Currently targeting a PSVR 2 release in Q1 2023, you can find its description from the official website below:

“Thrilling vehicle combat within a musical universe! Face fierce pilots & reach a near unbeatable boss… Train to improve your skills or venture in very diverse challenge areas.”


Alongside Altair Breaker, Thirdverse is bringing more of its lineup to PSVR 2 with tactical 5v5 shooter X8. Presenting a fictional crossover, a digital cataclysm causes heroes from fictional shooters to unite, splitting into 5v5 online teams with up to 16 rounds. However, X8’s release date on Sony’s new headset remains to be confirmed.

Afterlife VR

Not to be confused with Wraith: The Oblivion – Afterlife by Fast Travel Games, Afterlife VR joins an increasing list of PSVR 2 horror games. Developed by Split Light Studio, this first appeared on SteamVR last year and while a release date wasn’t confirmed for Sony’s new headset, Split Light states development is “going in the right way”

Awesome Asteroids

Strange Games Studios announced that Awesome Asteroids is coming to PSVR 2. The game “should” be ready when the headset launches, but a release date has yet to be confirmed.You can watch some early gameplay footage above, which showcases asteroid tracking and missile barrages, though not much is otherwise known about this upcoming game.

D-Day Enhanced

Four years after launching on PSVR, World War II VR shooter Honor And Duty: D-Day is getting an enhanced edition on PSVR 2. A specific release date remains unconfirmed, though Strange Games Studios states a 2023 release is targeted. If you already own Honor And Duty, the team confirms there will be a free next-gen upgrade.

Ghosts of Tabor

Ghosts of Tabor is a new survival shooter coming to PSVR 2. Inspired by Escape from Tarkov, ARMA and DayZ, this takes place in a post apocalyptic near-future setting, where your objective is to “scavage, complete scenarios and survive.” That hits Steam early access in March 2023, while the PSVR 2 version arrives in Q3 2023.

Madison VR

Launched to critical acclaim last year on PC and consoles, publisher Perp Games revealed that flatscreen horror Madison is making the leap to PSVR 2 and PC VR in 2023. We didn’t learn much else during this reveal and developer Bloodious Games says they’ll have more to share across 2023. For now, you can watch the announcement trailer above.

VR Skater

VR Skater came to Steam early access nearly two years ago and while it’s not received a full release yet, that hasn’t stopped Deficit Games confirming a PSVR 2 port is on the way. Announced during the Perp Games Showcase, no release date was provided.

Windlands 2

Confirmed on a PSVR Without Parole podcast, Psytec Games CEO, Jon Hibbins announced Windlands 2 is coming to PSVR 2. Advising that Psytec prioritized the Quest 2 port first, Hibbins revealed that Windlands 2 won’t be a PSVR 2 launch game. However, he does confirm it’ll arrive “as soon as possible.”


PSVR 2 Games: Rumored Or Leaked

This section includes titles that have been rumored, leaked, or reported as possible PSVR 2 games.

Farpoint 2

Farpoint became one of PSVR’s most popular shooters thanks to its reliance on the excellent rifle-shaped Aim Controller. The game had a full single-player campaign and a fun — if limited — multiplayer option, sending players to an alien world to fight spider-like monsters.

Developer Impulse Gear recently put out another great shooter named Larcenauts for Quest and PC VR. Around that time, we asked the studio’s Greg Koreman about a possible return to the series. He told us: “We definitely don’t have anything to announce at the moment but that is our roots and we’re very happy with what we did on Farpoint. And I think you look at that game and that universe and there’s absolutely a lot more to explore there.”

Half-Life: Alyx

What must be one of the most hoped-for PSVR 2 games is a port of Valve’s stunning return to its flagship franchise from 2020. Alyx absolutely delivered on the AAA VR dream with a long, highly-polished campaign that really capitalized on the platform. Before launch in 2019, Valve’s Greg Coomer had this to say to PushSquare on the possibility of a PSVR port for the game: “We believe Sony’s VR platform has been a huge success for the medium, and we assume that lots of Sony customers would love to experience this new chapter of Half-Life.” Could we see Alyx arrive on PSVR 2 with this in mind?

Solaris Offworld Combat 2

Sony listed four previously unconfirmed games coming to PSVR 2 in a gallery on its German blog. The link to the blog doesn’t seem to work anymore but when it was up there was a subheader listing an unannounced sequel to First Contact Entertainment’s Solaris Offworld Combat. Soon afterward, First Contact tweeted “more details coming soon” with the image above seeming to confirm Solaris Offworld Combat 2.


Wanderer was one of four previously unconfirmed games briefly listed in a PSVR 2 section PlayStation’s official German blog. It’s a VR escape room adventure in which you travel through time, solving puzzles to fix the present. It released previously on PSVR and our review called it “easily the best-looking VR game since Lone Echo 2.”


Gorn released for the original Playstation VR headset and was one of the four previously unconfirmed games briefly listed in a PSVR 2 section Sony’s official blog for PlayStation in Germany. Our review called it a “toybox filled with razor-sharp playthings and endless action figures to use them on” 

Project Wingman

We called PC-based flying game Project Wingman “the Ace Combat spinoff fans have always dreamed of” and it was one of the four previously unconfirmed games briefly listed in a PSVR 2 section Sony’s official blog for PlayStation in Germany.

PSVR 2 Games: Cross-Gen Games With PSVR 1 Support

This section includes games that are on both PS4 and PS5 already and have PSVR support on PS4, thus making them likely candidates for PSVR 2 games in the future.

Hitman 3

Arguably the last truly huge PSVR release, Hitman 3 featured timed-exclusive support for the headset when it launched in January 2021. Not only could you play the entire game in first-person using the DualShock 4’s motion controls, but you could import the campaigns from Hitman 1 and 2 and play them there too. The timed-exclusivity window is now up, with VR support available on on PC too, with two-handed motion controls. It’s a very good indication that, when PSVR 2 drops, the PS5 version of Hitman 3 could add support for PSVR 2 as well.

Resident Evil 7

Resident Evil 7 PS5 PSVR 2

Resident Evil 7’s PS5 remaster shipped in 2022. It includes ray tracing support, improved framerates and integration with DualSense’s’ haptic feedback and resistance triggers. There’s been no confirmation of PSVR 2 support thus far but, given this remains one of the best games on the original headset, we’ll keep our fingers crossed. If PSVR 2 gets Resident Evil 7 and 8? We’ll be very lucky indeed.

The Persistence

Sony bought Horizon Call of the Mountain developer Firesprite in 2021, but the Liverpool-based team had been showing support for PSVR long before that. It created the fantastic timed-exclusive, The Persistence, first for PSVR. It’s a thrilling, procedurally generated survival horror game that established palpable atmosphere. The Persistence eventually found its way to other headsets and flatscreen platforms including PS5. Once the new headset’s released, it’s a solid bet that this will be one of the new PSVR 2 games we can enjoy on the device.


Kona is something of an oddity. It’s a first-person investigation game set in snowy Northern Canada. You look into strange events that have left a small town deserted and survive the blizzard. The PS4 and PC versions of the game got premium VR DLC that let you play the entire experience with a headset. A PS5 version arrived somewhat out of the blue with a free upgrade. Hopefully we’ll see this version also get PSVR 2 support once the headset arrives.

And that’s the current list of PSVR 2 launch titles, confirmed games and rumored releases! What are you looking forward to? Are there any other titles you’re hoping get announced? Let us know in the comments below!

Editor’s note: Since it was originally published on January 6, 2022 by former UploadVR Editor Jamie Feltham this list has been continuously updated by UploadVR staff including Harry Baker, Henry Stockdale, and Ian Hamilton.