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Those who purchase PlayStation VR 2, available next month, they won’t be able to play their existing PSVR library on the new headset. But they’ll be able to buy more than 30 titles when the headset launches on February 22, and a total of 37 within a month of that launch, Sony announced today.
PSVR 2’s initial lineup is, for the most part, a sort of “greatest hits” collection of titles available on existing VR platforms. Almost all of the titles on the headset’s launcher are also available on SteamVR, the Oculus Quest platform, or the original PSVR.
Of the handful of PSVR 2 exclusives, revealed earlier Horizon VR: Call of the Mountain stands out as a first-person adventure in the vein of Half-Life: Alyx. As for third-party exclusives, Supermassive’s The Dark Pictures: Switchback VR is a rail-like VR roller coaster ride Until Dawn: Rush of Bloodwhile Fantavision 202X is a full 3D takeover the infamous fireworks-filled PS2 launch title (and will also work without headphones).
Of the remaining PSVR “exclusives” for now, two are in the form of free VR-compatible updates to existing flat-screen PS5 titles: Gran Turismo 7 and Resident Evil Village. Then there is the haunting narrative of in front of your eyes which launched on Steam and mobile in recent years, but will make its VR debut in PSVR 2 next month, using the headset’s eye-tracking cameras to monitor the player’s time-controlling blinks.
While existing PSVR games won’t work by default on PSVR 2, a handful of developers are offering free upgrades for those who purchased games on the older headset: NFL professional era, Pistol whip, Puzzling places, Song in the Smoke: Rekindled, Synth Riders, and Zenith: The Last City. Those who own Rez Infinite or Tetris Effect: Linked on PSVR, meanwhile, you’ll be able to upgrade to the PSVR 2 version for just $9.99 each.
In addition to eye-tracking and “pass-through” cameras, $550 PSVR 2 offers a resolution of 2000 × 2400 per eye, a 100-degree field of view, HDR color support, and a set of headset engines for tactile effects. The new headset also connects to the PS5 via a single cable, replacing the mess of cables, junction boxes and external cameras required for the PS4’s original PSVR.
Here’s a full list of PSVR 2 launch titles announced so far, including a breakdown of which other platforms have seen the same games.
|PSVR 2 Title||PSVR||Mission||PC VR||Non-VR||Notes|
|After the fall||x||x||x|
|Altair the Shatter||x||x|
|In front of your eyes||x||“launch window”|
|Creed: Rise to Glory – Championship Edition||x||x||x||“launch window”|
|The Dark Pictures: Switchback||“launch window”|
|Dyschrony: Chronos alternative||x||x|
|Gran Turismo 7||x||Free update for PS5 non-VR version|
|Horizon: The Call of the Mountain|
|Consequences of Jurassic World||x||x|
|Kayak VR: Mirage||x|
|Kizuna AI – Touch the Beat!||x||x||x|
|The Last Clockwinder||x||x|
|The Light Brigade||x||x||x||Purchase includes PS4 and PS5 versions|
|Moss 1 & 2 Remaster||x||x||x|
|NFL professional era||x||x||x||Free upgrade for PS4 owners|
|No man’s sky||x||x||x||“launch window”|
|Pistol whip||x||x||x||free upgrade from PSVR|
|Puzzling places||x||x||free upgrade from PSVR|
|Resident Evil Village||x||free DLC for PS5 game|
|A song in the smoke||x||x||x|
|STAR WARS: Tales from the Galaxy’s Edge||x|
|Synth Riders||x||x||x||free upgrade from PSVR|
|The Tale of Onogoro||x||x||x|
|Tetris Effect: Linked||x||x||x||x|
|The Living Dead: Saints and Sinners: Ch. 2: Retribution||x||x||x||“launch window”|
|What the bat||x||x|
|Zenith: The Last City||x||x||x||free upgrade from PSVR|
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