Sony brings two of the best VR games with many upgrades to PSVR 2
The State of Play did not offer any big surprises in terms of new PSVR 2 games. Two well-known VR games come with better graphics and new features.
The tabletop role-playing game Demeo is one of the most successful titles for Meta Quest 2 and PC VR. In it, you master dungeons full of treasures and dangers with up to three friends.
Resolution Games, the studio responsible for the PSVR2 version, promises plenty of features that make Demeo the best experience yet.
For one, there is a haptic implementation that makes use of the technology of the new Sense controllers. Among other things, you should feel a different weight depending on which object you pick up.
The studio has also reworked the graphics to explore the possibilities of the PSVR 2 hardware: Resolution Games promises new shaders and a frame rate of 120 hertz.
Finally, Demeo on Playstation VR 2 will feature gaze-driven menu navigation thanks to the VR headset's eye-tracking.
Those who buy Demeo will get both the VR and 2D versions of the game, so they can play it without a headset. And of course, the PSVR2 version supports crossplay, so you can play with friends who own the game for Meta Quest 2 or PC VR.
Demeo will be released for Playstation VR 2 in 2023. If you want to find out what makes the VR game so special, you should take a look at our Demeo review.
Star Wars: Tales from the Galaxy's Edge - Enhanced Edition
This virtual reality game was originally released in two parts exclusively for Meta Quest 2.
Developed by ILMxLAB, the Star Wars adventure takes you to the planet Batuu, where you must recover a valuable artifact. You'll meet familiar characters like Yoda, C-3PO and R2-D2, but also wholly new characters like the spirited barkeeper Seezelslak.
In my review of Tales from the Galaxy's Edge (TFTGE), I attested to the game's authentic and rousing Star Wars atmosphere with entertaining shooter gameplay.
Since the VR game never came out for PC VR platforms, the PSVR 2 version comes in a graphically boosted Enhanced Edition that combines the base game and the DLC that was added later. The announcement trailer shows sharper textures, better effects, and nicer lighting.
Other highlights of the Enhanced Edition include eye-tracking support, 3D audio, and special haptic effects.
"Combining all the sensory features that the PS VR2 has to offer, the experience will make you feel as though you are living within the Star Wars galaxy," ILMxLAB promises.