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February2023

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  • News Sony Denies Claims of PSVR2 Stock Cuts at Launch

    Points to enthusiastic fans in statement

    Update: Sony has provided GamesIndustry.biz with a statement where it denies claims made by Bloomberg that it has halved its PSVR2 sales estimates for the headset's launch. Sony says it hasn't cut production numbers — a number it has neve

  • News Question Your Senses in Bone Chilling PSVR2 Horror Afterlife VR

    We're all mad here

    We’ve already established that PSVR2 is the perfect venue for blood curdling horror experiences, so it’s perhaps no surprise the announcements are coming thick and fast. Afterlife VR – another game that’s already built up a strong reputation on PC – is the next to tiptoe to Sony’s new-gen headset, as confirmed during...

  • News Chaotic FPS Desperate: Vladivostok Will Rain Bullets on PSVR2

    Pull the trigger

    Stylised first-person shooter Desperate: Vladivostok will bring its chaotic brand of bullet hell to PSVR2 later this year. Announced during Perp Games’ surprisingly stacked virtual reality showcase, the game will release both physically and digitally on Sony’s next-gen device. Set in a vibrant, post-Soviet world, the release...

  • News Tarkov-Like Multiplayer FPS Ghosts of Tabor Targets PSVR2

    DMZ what you think

    Tarkov-inspired survival shooter Ghosts of Tabor will take aim at PSVR2 later this year. The game – which expands upon the bog-standard military multiplayer shooter concept by implementing survival elements – is set in the near-future, and will see you squadding up with pals in intense PvPvE scenarios. You’ll need to satiate...

  • News Turn into Tony Hawk with Your Hands in VR Skater on PSVR2

    Shove it

    Skateboarding, much like soccer, doesn’t feel like an immediately immaculate fit for PSVR2. That’s because so much of Sony’s new-gen headset revolves around what you do with your hands, rather than your feet. The developers of VR Skater have embraced that, meaning you’ll move your hands in exactly the same way a real skater would...

  • News PS5's So-Called Scariest Game MADiSON Is Haunting PSVR2

    Paranoid Polaroid

    MADiSON, the Bloodious Games fright-fest already available on PS5, is getting ported to PSVR2. Announced during publisher Perp Games’ showcase earlier today, there’s no official release date attached to the virtual reality version, but the developer promises it will significantly up the ante compared to the original pancake...

  • Live Watch Perp Games' PSVR2 Livestream Right Here

    New announcements and a few surprises

    PSVR2 fans have been itching for a showcase of some kind, and we don’t think this broadcast from Perp Games is quite what they had in mind. Nevertheless, it is a livestream that promises new announcements and a few surprises for Sony’s new-gen headset, so may very well be worth the watch. The event will get...

  • News Horizon Call of the Mountain Offers a New Perspective on the Series' World

    Play as Shadow Carja member Ryas

    While main series protagonist Aloy will feature in some form, PSVR2 launch game Horizon Call of the Mountain places you in the shoes of a new character: Shadow Carja soldier Ryas. A new PlayStation Blog post has detailed more of his backstory ahead of the title's 22nd February 2023 launch, revealing how he has

  • News Rhythm Game Drums Rock Crashes PSVR2 Launch Lineup

    Filling up

    The PSVR2 launch games just keep on coming! Quietly confirmed on the PS Store itself, rhythm game Drums Rock looks locked to release alongside Sony’s new-gen headset on 22nd February. The title, already available on Meta Quest 2, takes inspiration from old-school Guitar Hero games, and sits you in front of a virtual drum kit, where...

  • Guide All PSVR2 Launch Games

    Every game releasing the same day as PSVR2

    What are all PSVR2 launch games? With Sony's new headset to release on 22nd February 2023, you might want to start writing up a list of titles to buy alongside it. In this PSVR2 guide, we're going to reveal all PSVR2 launch games. You can find more information on all confirmed games

  • News Publisher Perp Games to Host PSVR2 Showcase on 30th January

    "New announcements and a few surprises"

    Sony may have been shy showcasing PSVR2’s eclectic slate of software, but Perp Games is going all in. The publisher has announced a livestream, scheduled to get underway from 10AM PT on 30th January, which promises “new announcements and a few surprises” for the new-gen headset. The firm is already...

  • News Zombieland Back from the Dead as a PSVR2 Launch Game

    Updated with new features, content

    Developer XR Games has announced its PSVR game Zombieland VR: Headshot Fever is being ported to PSVR2 in time for the headset's launch next month. Now called Zombieland Headshot Fever Reloaded, the new version is said to take advantage of all the bells and whistles packed into Sony's next-gen de

  • Preview Why Horizon Call of the Mountain Is a PSVR2 Showpiece

    We demo the flagship launch title

    Cast your mind back to October 2016 when everyone was showing off that shark tank encounter in PlayStation VR Worlds to try and justify why they've suddenly started strapping a piece of plastic to their face. While there wasn't really much to it, the demo did a fantastic job of showcasing the sort of experience you...

  • News How Devs Are Massively Upgrading Their Old PSVR Games for PSVR2

    Taking full advantage

    PSVR2 is not backwards compatible with PSVR, and for many that’s an enormous disappointment. However, some of the best games from the previous peripheral’s back catalogue are making their way to the new unit – and are receiving some meaty upgrades as part of the process. A new Games Industry article shines light on the...

  • Hands On PSVR2 Represents the Next Big Step for VR

    Our first impressions having played it

    For the time, Sony's PSVR headset was competent and functional. It didn't push the boat out compared to other devices, but by making itself at least somewhat affordable, Sony struck gold with the best-selling VR headset to date. The firm is now looking to beat the sales of the device with PSVR2, except it's...

  • News Dark Pictures: Switchback VR Now Out in March, Misses PSVR2 Launch

    Pushed back by a few weeks

    Supermassive Games has made the decision to delay The Dark Pictures: Switchback VR out of its original release date of 22nd February 2023 alongside the PSVR2. Instead, it'll now arrive a few weeks later on 16th March 2023. The studio says the delay is so the virtual reality title can receive further polish in the lead-up...

  • News The Last Clockwinder Ported to PSVR2 for Launch Next Month

    Pass the seed along

    After scooping up awards on the Oculus Quest, studio Cyan Worlds has announced it's porting The Last Clockwinder to PSVR2, and the puzzling experience will be ready for release on 22nd February 2023. Ordered to repair a clocktower via puzzles, you'll create clones of yourself and put them to work. Check the mechanic out in the...

  • News Switch Your Hands for Baseball Bats in What the Bat on PSVR2

    Hit a home run

    The premise of this slapstick comedy PSVR2 game is simple: your hands have been replaced with baseball bats and now you've got to navigate the world using pieces of wood instead of flesh and bone. From the same team that did What the Golf? on PC and Nintendo Switch, What the Bat has been announced as a PSVR2

  • News PSVR2 Treated to Popular PC Shooter Pavlov VR at Launch

    Zombies! WWII! Military action!

    Firewall Ultra looks like it'll have some competition in the FPS space on PSVR2 as Vankrupt Games has announced the most popular VR shooter on PC will be ported to Sony's headset on the same day it launches: 22nd February 2023. If the trailer above is anything to go by, Pavlov VR looks like a pretty fascinating...

  • News Go Down Memory Lane in the Award-Winning Before Your Eyes on PSVR2

    Control things with your eyes

    After winning multiple awards on other platforms, Before Your Eyes has been announced as a new PSVR2 game releasing during the headset's launch window. To be precise, it'll be available from 10th March 2023. An emotional journey that reflects on memories both good and bad, it's said to be a heartfelt tale as "your whole...

  • Guide PSVR to PSVR2: All Games with Free Upgrades

    Every game you can transfer from PSVR to PSVR2

    What PSVR games offer free PSVR2 upgrades? Since Sony doesn't offer PSVR backwards compatibility on PSVR2, the only way you'll be able to play those older games is if the developer decides to offer a native PSVR2 version. This will allow the titles to look and run better, as well as take advantage of...

  • News PSVR Gems Rez Infinite, Tetris Effect Coming to PSVR2, Small Fee to Upgrade

    Synesthesia central

    Enhance Games has announced two of its titles, Rez Infinite and Tetris Effect, are making their way to PS5 and PSVR2. Both of these vaguely rhythmic arcade titles are getting current-gen upgrades, and will be available as PSVR2 launch games. To give a brief recap: Rez Infinite is essentially a remaster of the classic PS2 game,...

  • News 37 PSVR2 Games Confirmed for Launch Window as Sony Posts Full List

    It's a big one

    Sony has confirmed a full list of 37 games coming to PSVR2 starting from its launch date on the 22nd February. The "release window" lineup has something for just about everyone, and it should help solidify the platform's place right out of the gate. We've known about most of these titles for a while now — Sony had previously stated...

  • News Gran Turismo 7 on PSVR2 Is the Full Game, Except for Split-Screen Play

    All cars and tracks supported in VR

    As part of a PlayStation Blog post further detailing the PSVR2 launch lineup, Sony has now confirmed the free upgrade for Gran Turismo 7 will allow you to play the full game in virtual reality. The only feature you won't be able to access whilst using PSVR2 is the two-player split-screen option, which makes sense...

  • News More Physical PSVR2 Games Spotted Online

    Boxed and ready

    While it seems they won't exactly be a common sight on retailers' shelves or online shops, a few more physical PSVR2 games have been spotted. Launch title Dyschronia: Chronos Alternate will receive a boxed copy and so too will Cave Digger 2: Dig Harder according to Amazon UK listings, as tweeted by

  • News Oculus Founder Palmer Luckey 'Blown Away' by PSVR2

    Not literally, mind

    Palmer Luckey was back in the virtual reality news cycle towards the end of last year when he revealed he had a prototype for a headset that will straight up kill you if you die during a game. The founder of Oculus is a little eccentric to say the least, but you can't doubt his passion for VR. The literally explosive prototype...

  • Guide PSVR2 Wireless: Will It Require Cables?

    Will PSVR2 be wireless?

    Will PSVR2 be wireless? Will PSVR2 require cables? After Sony's original virtual reality headset released with a frankly ridiculous number of wires to sort out before the device could even be used, it's no surprise that those interested are wondering if they'll face the same mess with this latest one. As part of our PSVR2...

  • Guide PSVR2 Release Date: When Will It Launch?

    When will PSVR2 be out?

    What is the PSVR2 release date? When will PSVR2 launch? Sony is starting to pull back the curtain on its all-new virtual reality device, so the question of when will it actually be available for purchase is now a frequently asked one. As part of our PSVR2 guide, we're going to reveal when you should expect PSVR2 to release...

  • Guide PSVR2 Price: How Much Will It Cost?

    How much is PSVR2?

    How much will PSVR2 cost? What is the PSVR2 price? Since you're going to need a PS5 to go along with Sony's new PlayStation VR2, we're already looking at a pretty pricy entry point for virtual reality on PlayStation. As such, you'll want to know how much money needs saving. As part of our

  • Guide PSVR2: All Confirmed Games

    Every game confirmed for PlayStation VR2 so far

    What are all confirmed games for PSVR2? As Sony's latest virtual reality headset draws closer to release, more and more games are expected to be confirmed for the device, arriving at launch on 22nd February, 2023 and beyond. As part of our PSVR2 guide, we are going to list all confirmed PSVR2 games. If...

  • Guide PSVR2 vs Meta Quest 2 vs Valve Index vs PSVR: Full Specs Comparison

    All virtual reality headset specifications

    What are PSVR2's full specs and how does it compare to Meta Quest 2, Valve Index, and PSVR? If you're interested in purchasing a new virtual reality headset, then you may be looking for a PSVR2 vs Meta Quest 2 vs Valve Index vs PSVR full specs comparison. As part of our PSVR2 guide, we're going to pit all...

  • Guide PSVR2 Guide: Everything You Need to Know About PS5 Virtual Reality

    Next-gen escapism

    PSVR2, also known as PS VR2 or PlayStation VR2, is Sony's next-generation virtual reality headset for the PlayStation 5, or PS5. The system succeeds the original PSVR, which launched on 13th October, 2016 for the PS4. While the original PSVR is also compatible with the PS5, the new PSVR2 promises a suite of improvements, including...

  • News PSVR2 Will Have More Than 30 Games at Launch

    That's a lot

    A small tidbit from Sony’s CES 2023 press conference: PSVR2 is on schedule to have more than 30 games available at launch. That’s according to bigwig Jim Ryan, who proudly proclaimed the tidbit before confirming a free Gran Turismo 7 update will be available on 22nd February, making the game compatible with the next-gen head

  • News PSVR2 Demoed at CES, Horizon Call of the Mountain the Highlight

    Walk up and play

    PSVR2 and flagship title Horizon Call of the Mountain are both available for demo on the CES 2023 showfloor, it's been revealed. Off the back of Sony's announcements during last night's keynote, attendees are able to go hands on with the next-gen device ahead of its launch towards the end of next month. Seemingly free to walk up and...

  • News Iconic Rhythm Game Beat Saber Will Break Bricks on PSVR2

    We go again

    Beat Saber is coming to PSVR2! This may not seem like particularly significant news, considering the game is one of the best-selling titles on PSVR – but it’s pertinent to point out that Meta purchased developer Beat Games in 2019. While the Czech studio has continued to update and support the existing PS4 version of the game, there...

  • News Free Gran Turismo 7 PSVR2 Update Confirmed for Launch

    Gets a rolling start next month

    Gran Turismo 7 will round out a slate of more than 30 PSVR2 launch games, when it receives a free virtual reality update on 22nd February, 2023 for all existing owners of the simulation racing game. It’s not the first GT game to support a virtual reality headset, as its predecessor Gran Turismo Sport famously...

  • Guide What Time Is Sony's CES 2023 Press Conference Livestream?

    Dates, times, and what to expect

    What time is Sony’s CES 2023 press conference livestream? Sony is a regular attendee to Las Vegas' biggest consumer electronics event, and while it tends to reserve PlayStation news for other events, a small spotlight on PSVR2 is expected during the briefing. On this page, we'll explain when and where to watch...

  • News This Use of PSVR2's Eye Tracking Is Truly Terrifying

    Don't blink

    Until Dawn: Rush of Blood, a rails shooter with many memorable moments, was one of the unsung heroes of the PSVR’s software roster – and pseudo sequel The Dark Pictures: Switchback VR looks set to build on that legacy. While it will offer a similar experience to its predecessor – you’re riding a rollercoaster through increasingly...

  • Guide Where to Pre-Order PSVR2

    First pre-orders are now live

    The hottest new piece of hardware on the PlayStation scene is the PSVR2 (or PlayStation VR2, technically), the latest VR headset from Sony. Pre-orders are now open, and we have all the details you need right here in this guide. The successor to the original PSVR headset, this latest bit of kit will offer us "the next...

  • News Acclaimed Survival Song in the Smoke Rekindled for PSVR2 Launch

    Likely free upgrade will be more than a remaster

    Song in the Smoke, an acclaimed survival game already available for PSVR, will be getting a re-release on Sony’s new-gen headset – and according to an interview with developer 17-BIT in EDGE magazine, it’ll likely be a free upgrade for existing owners assuming all the “logistics” are...

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