Sony PS VR Spotlight reveals 6 games including Doom 3: VR; Ratchet & Clank now free
While Sony has scheduled the launch of the next-generation PS VR headset for 2022, these games will land this year. Let’s check all the announcements made at the Sony PS VR Spotlight event here.
Just days after holding its State of Play online presentation, Sony is back with yet another showcase, PS VR Spotlight. As the name stated, during the spotlight event, the company shared details about upcoming PS VR titles. Overall, the company shared details and trailers about six new VR video games that will come to the PlayStation VR headset. While Sony has scheduled the launch of the next-generation PS VR headset for 2022, these games will land this year.
For some context, the PS VR 2.0 headset announcement came just about a week back with no concrete information. In addition to the new PS VR-related news, the company also outlined that a free copy of Ratchet & Clank is currently free for PS4 and PS5 users. Let’s check all the new video games that were announced at the Sony PS VR Spotlight event here.
Sony PS VR Spotlight launched Doom 3: VR and more, details
Going through the announcements, the likely highlight is definitely the launch of Doom 3 VR Edition for the PS VR. Sony revealed that the game is set to launch on PlayStation 4 on March 29. Besides, PS5 owners will also be able to play the game with the backwards compatibility mode. The player will fight the demons as “one of the few survivors left in a UAC facility”. The VR Edition of the game features Doom 3 and its expansions that include Resurrection of Evil and The Lost Mission. The company also claimed that the game will offer “over 15 hours” of gameplay. Players will be able to “peer around corners”, make angled-shots with the help of motion controls, 180-degree quick-turn, and more.
The second title in the list is a new VR survival game called “Sony in the Smoke”. Similar to several survival games out there, players need to forge weapons, create fire, hunt animals, and even burn the predators around. One can even explore a new camping spot while keeping an eye on the strange and borderline supernatural. There is no launch date for the title.
Third title on the list is Fracked, an action-adventure title scheduled to launch “this summer”. This “fast-paced” title combines guns with free-running, climbing, and even skiing. Players will take on “an army of gun-wielding, interdimensional maniacs” called the Fracked. The game features a 1:1 scale without any cinematic cut-scenes and everything is based on movement, controls, and player actions with PS5-focused enhancements. One can check the announcement post for the rest of the details.
Sequels, Multiplayer in VR, and that free copy of Ratchet & Clank
Moving on, we get I Expect You To Die 2: The Spy and The Liar, the follow-up of I Expect You To Die from 2016. The sequel of the title will continue the story of espionage in the undercover world and take on the Zoraxis organization. The fifth title in the list is Zenith, a game that mixes MMO, anime, and VR in one single title. This means that players can play with or against other players, in VR. Ramen VR, the company behind the title has focused on creating a comprehensive, open world. This world offers “unparalleled freedom of movement” as the players fight their rivals. Similar to other MMO titles, the game features several player classes, “epic world bosses”, in-game events, a guild system, and more.
The list of announcements at the PS VR Spotlight event concludes with the last game, After the Fall. This game is a “VR co-op action FPS” set in “a post-apocalyptic VR world” from “an alternate 1980s LA”. It will also feature “full cross-platform multiplayer support”. The player or group of players need to take on the undead, snowbreed. Vertigo Games, the developer of the title will share more details around the game including a gameplay trailer in the coming weeks.
Finally, as mentioned above, PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5 owners can get Ratchet & Clank for free as part of the “Play at Home” program. Players can add the game to their library until March 31, 2021, without any requirements. One does not need a PlayStation Plus subscription to add the game to their list. Ratchet & Clank is a remake of the original title that first launched on PlayStation 2 in 2002. Insomniac Games launched the title back in 2016 on PlayStation 4. In the past, the game was also available as part of the PlayStation Plus collection for PS Plus subscribers.