Sony Announced 6 PlayStation VR Games Today -- Here's All Of Them
Sony announced six games today for PlayStation VR--here's what you need to know.
It is a very big day for PlayStation VR, as Sony revived its "PSVR Spotlight" campaign to announce a total of six new VR games today, March 3. All the games are launching in 2021.
Sony announced a new PSVR game every 30 minutes throughout the day, beginning with Doom 3 VR and ending with After The Fall. You can learn more about all six games below.
Doom 3 VR Edition
The first to be revealed is Doom 3 VR, which launches on March 29 for PS4 (and is backwards compatible on PS5). This game features the base Doom 3 and its expansions, Resurrection of Evil and The Lost Missions, updated for VR.
"Feel even closer to the terror with all-new VR enhancements that allow you to peer around corners, angling your shots with flashlight-mounted weapons using motion controls, 180-degree quick-turn functionality to catch demons sneaking up from behind and an immersive wrist-mounted display to track your health, armor, and ammo," reads a line from the description.
We'll add the other five games here in this post when they are announced.
Song In The Smoke
A new game from 17-Bit, Song in the Smoke challenges players to survive a dark and scary night. "The sun is setting, and the dense trees are casting long shadows across the forest. My fire is fading, too, its light flickering in the gloom. From the bushes, I hear a growl, low, and hungry. I have one question. How do I survive the night?" reads a line from its description.
In Song in the Smoke, players must survive in a harsh world by foraging for supplies and defending themselves from all manner of threats.
Lots more details on Song in the Smoke are available on the PlayStation Blog.
The third reveal was Fracked, a game that combines free running, skiing, and climbing.
You play as a hero who is stuck inside a mountain fracking facility and must fight against an army of enemies and "interdimensional maniacs" to escape with your life.
"We're not going for subtlety here--it is bold, brash, and uncompromising in its vision," Steve Watt of developer nDreams said in the game's announcement on the PS Blog.
I Expect You To Die 2: The Spy and The Liar
Next up is I Expect You To Die 2: The Spy and The Liar. Coming four years after the original in 2016, the sequel was a "no-brainer," according to project director Charlie Amis.
"Our PS VR Agents are an integral part of our community, and we can't wait for players--both new and returning--to experience the new twists, turns, perils, and puzzles IEYTD2 has to offer," Amis said on the PS Blog.
In the sequel, players are once again cast as a spy who must go "deep undercover" to stop an evil plan to take over the world.
"Take advantage of your telekinetic abilities in all-new environments and surroundings. Expose the diabolical plot and learn even more about Zoraxis. Risk your life for the greater good; because, remember: we expect you to die," reads a line from the description.
A JRPG-inspired VR MMO, Zenith is in development at the games studio Ramen VR. The game aims to blend a colorful open world with "adrenaline pumping action adventure gameplay."
"Our game has beautiful, hand-crafted environments that you'll spend hours getting lost in," the developer said in a blog post. "From lush canopies in the Amarite Forest, to turquoise blue waters at the Radiant Coast, to the hyper futuristic city of Zenith itself, we've built a stylized fantasy world dripping with detail. Of course beautiful scenery is only one part of making Zenith feel like a living world, we've also invested lots of time on lore, infusing the setting with intricate details that bring it to life."
Head to the PS Blog to learn more about Zenith.
After The Fall
The sixth and final game that Sony announced for the PSVR Spotlight series was After The Fall, a co-op game from Vertigo Games, the creators of Arizona Sunshine.
In After The Fall, you fight against creatures known as the "snowbreed," which are undead beasts that walk the lands of an alternate 1980s Los Angeles that is completely frozen.
"Though they are undead, they are nothing like the average zombie: snowbreed are terrifying, ferocious monsters that move around in hordes--not unlike a pack of wolves--waiting to strike in big numbers, reads a line from the game's description.
Head to the PS Blog to read more about After The Fall.
This new PSVR Spotlight campaign comes just days after Sony announced a next-generation version of PSVR for PlayStation 5.