Sony has revealed that over 20 “major” PSVR 2 launch games have been confirmed from both first-party and third-party developers, during an investor relations presentation headed by Sony Interactive Entertainment CEO Jim Ryan. While some of these games have already been announced by several developers, many are still unknown or have been revealed but with no name.
What some of the 20+ PSVR 2 launch games might be
Through a slide in the presentation (shown above) entitled “PS VR2: New Levels of Immersion,” Sony boldly suggests that Horizon: Call of the Mountain will be one of the launch games for PSVR 2. A few untitled games at launch for the VR system confirmed through various tweets and documents may be ones from nDreams (Fracked), Fast Travel Games (Apex Construct), and Coatsink (Phogs, Cake Bash).
Otherwise, a fair chunk of the remaining launch games can only be chalked up to rumors. This includes a PSVR 2 version of Half-Life: Alyx, something that Hideo Kojima might be working on, and an unknown game by the developers of Firewall Zero Hour. Other studios that might be making PSVR 2 launch games could be in the collage of logos showing who is currently developing games using Unreal Engine 5.
In the presentation, Sony also confirms several known features for the upcoming virtual reality system. It will come with a controller with haptic feedback and adaptive triggers, as well as 4K HDR resolution and an expanded field-of-view by way of foveated rendering and enhanced tracking. The system will also be simple to use, requiring only a single cord to connect to the PS5.
Rumors that an official PSVR 2 event could take place as early as June have intensified after the PSVR 2 was showcased at GDC 2022. Given the number of launch games for the system, this might be an event that’s separate from a potential PlayStation showcase appearing around the time E3 2022 would have taken place this summer.
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