PlayStation VR 2 has had some major games arrive for the system since its launch in February. Quite possibly the biggest for 2023 is yet to come, in the form of Capcom’s Resident Evil 4 VR Mode. Initially teased earlier this year, we’ve now been treated to brand-new screenshots from the game.
There are only a couple of weeks to go until the annual Tokyo Game Show in Japan. One of the biggest events in the industry calendar, the past couple of years have also seen a growing VR component. While the physical show has a VR/AR area, there’s also an immersive online event called Tokyo Game Show VR (TGSVR). With the website now live, all the virtual exhibitors have been revealed including other features of the event.
The Tokyo Game Show (TGS) 2023 takes place once again in September. Capcom has just announced its lineup of titles which includes the upcoming augmented reality (AR) game Monster Hunter Now. For VR fans there’s one game to get really excited about, the Resident Evil 4 VR Mode previously teased during the PlayStation Showcase.
Let’s face it, virtual reality (VR) is still a long way off from competing with flatscreen gaming in terms of numbers. But that doesn’t mean it can’t be innovative whilst attracting blockbuster IPs to attract new players. Franchises like Star Wars, Ghostbusters, and The Walking Dead have all found a natural home in VR. But these all come from movie and TV backgrounds. When it comes to videogames making the leap into immersive gaming, none have done it on the same level as Capcom’s Resident Evil.
Back in July, Niantic announced that its next augmented reality (AR) game, Monster Hunter Now would be released in September. Opening up soft launch pre-registrations at the same time, those registrations have already exceeded 1 million. That helps to unlock several rewards for gamers with plenty more still to come.
Among the tasty selection of PlayStation VR 2 launch games available to new owners was one exciting upgrade. If you happened to own Resident Evil Village for PlayStation 5, Capcom provided a free ‘VR Mode’ so you can play the campaign. However, as Capcom’s Kazuhiro Takahara mentions in a recent interview, Mercenaries Mode for Resident Evil Village on PSVR 2 isn’t happening.
Horror in VR may seem like an easy genre. The players are essentially ‘trapped’ inside whatever environment you put them in. Throw a few ghosties and jump scares at them and boom, profit. Right? Well, you’d be surprised how many developers get this wrong. To help you steer clear of the bad eggs, XR Source provides this feature on the 7 best VR horror games!
Bringing big gaming franchises to VR is nothing new. The likes of Far Cry, Medal of Honor and GRID have already tried, with varying results. Even the PSVR2 launch games are being bolstered by one of the PlayStation’s biggest franchises, Horizon: Call of the Mountain. And now, the biggest fighting franchise of all time is making it’s VR debut, as Street Fighter VR is playable in arcades throughout Japan.
With the PlayStation VR 2 (PSVR2) launch rapidly approaching, we thought it’s time to offer some recommendations for what you should be playing on day one. Unlike competitors, such as the Meta Quest 2, PSVR2 is all about gaming. As such, there are some big names coming to the system at launch. Read on for our picks of the 7 best PSVR2 games for launch.
Resident Evil 7 biohazard launched on the original PlayStation VR back in 2017. It remains one of the best experiences on the system. So, news of it’s successor, Resident Evil Village, getting a VR mode is more than welcome. And now, a launch date for the Resident Evil Village VR Mode has been announced.