Playstation VR: Sony shows new VR games

VR is a huge deal for the PS, either when it comes to porn (->Playstation VR Porn) or gaming. Here are the best new games for the coming months.

Humanity

Humanity is a rather unusual new game, about whose game mechanics not much is known yet. A trailer shows simulated crowds of people pushing their way through abstract landscapes and sometimes fighting against other groups. According to the video material one will be able to manipulate moving elements of the environment in order to bring the uncontrolled masses safely to their destination. Humanity is thus reminiscent of the computer game classic Lemmings.

Humanity is developed by Tokyo studio Tha LTD in collaboration with Tetsuya Mizuguchi (Rez Infinite, Tetris Effect) and will be released in 2020 for Playstation 4 with optional PSVR support.

L.A. Noire – The VR Case Files

The VR adaption of L.A. Noire finally finds its way to the Playstation VR today. In the game you slip into the role of a policeman who solves a number of criminal cases in Los Angeles in the 40s.

The PSVR version offers three exclusive mini-games: boxing against twelve opponents, racing in speedcars of the 40s and shooting galleries with special challenges. The game is also said to have been graphically improved and new functions added. More information can be found in the announcement in the German Playstation Blog.

  • If you want to learn more about the VR adaptation, you can take a look at my test of the PC-VR version of L.A. Noire – The VR Case Files.
  • The game should appear in the Playstation Store during the day. If you own the PS4 original, you get a 25 percent discount on the purchase of the VR version.
  • For this you have to buy The VR Case Files via the game menu.

Stardust Odyssey

In the PSVR-exclusive title Stardust Odyssey, science fiction meets fantasy. According to a short trailer, the game will feature space battles in fantastic environments.

In the German Playstation blog, the creative director of the Jordan Parrin project reveals details about the style and mechanics of the game. The developers are said to have created a French sci-fi universe in the style of the 1980s, inspired by Möbius and Jean-Claude Meziéres, which is more towards a fantasy world based on magic than on industrial and advanced technology.

Stardust Odyssey will be released in winter 2019.

After The Fall

At E3 2019 in summer, the apocalypse shooter After The Fall of Arizona Sunshine developer for Oculus Rift (S) was announced. The Sony trailer now confirms that the game will also be released for Playstation VR in 2020. More information about the game can be found in the Playstation Blog.

More VR games: Gorn, Espire 1, Space Channel 5 VR

Further to be seen in a PSVR trailer is the exaggerated Brutalo beating-game Gorn, which will be released this winter for Playstation VR. Further teasers show the high-tech agent game Espire 1: VR Operative, which was postponed to autumn 2019 shortly before its release (the September specification in the trailer is no longer up to date) and Space Channel 5 VR, which will also be released for Playstation during this period.