Sony also showed off a preview of Resident Evil 4’s VR Mode.
At its PlayStation Showcase event, Sony revealed that Beat Saber, the hit music VR game, would be launching on Wednesday for the PlayStation VR2. We already knew that Beat Saber was in the works for Sony’s new VR headset, but the sudden launch is a surprise. If you already own Beat Saber for the original PSVR, you’ll get a free upgrade to the PSVR 2 version, according to the description in Sony’s YouTube trailer for the game. Alongside the release, Sony also revealed that you’ll be able to buy a Queen-themed music pack for the game.
Beat Saber wasn’t the only piece of VR news from the event. Sony showed off footage of the in-development VR mode for the recently released (and very good) Resident Evil 4 remake. It looks appropriately spooky, with clips of protagonist Leon Kennedy’s initial steps into the world and visit to the village. But we didn’t get a release date of any kind — the trailer ended with only a reminder that the mode is in the works. The full story mode will be available to play in the game, according to a PlayStation blog post.
Alongside Beat Saber and Resident Evil 4, Sony also showed footage of zombie game Arizona Sunshine II (set to release this year), military shooter Crossfire: Sierra Squad from Smilegate, and Synapse, a game that gives you telekinetic abilities and is scheduled to launch on July 4th.
Sony’s PlayStation VR2 headset is just over three months old, and some of the early releases have been pretty good, including Gran Turismo 7, Resident Evil Village, and my personal favorite VR gaming experience ever, Before Your Eyes. On Tuesday, Sony revealed that the headset sold better than the original PSVR through its first six weeks.