The next year is huge for VR and indies on PS5.
Sony’s June 2022 State of Play kicked off this year’s not-E3 festivities. Despite lacking first-party games, it was a great preview at what you’ll have to play on PS5 and PSVR in the next year.
Capcom opened the show with a Resident Evil 4 remake for PS5, which will include content for PSVR 2. It’s an update on the level of Resident Evil 2 Remake, rather than just a fresh coat of paint coming March 24, 2023.
Along with Resident Evil 4, Capcom is also remaking Resident Evil Village, this time rebuilding it for PSVR 2. Now you can see what Lady Dimitrescu is really like up close.
The Walking Dead: Saints and Sinners is one of the best games out already for PSVR. Chapter 2: Retribution continues the game’s story on PSVR 2 and packs new weapons including a grisly chainsaw.
No Man’s Sky is one of the biggest comeback stories in gaming. It continues its redemption arc with a gorgeous PSVR 2 update, though it doesn’t have a confirmed release date yet.
One of the show’s biggest updates came from Guerrilla Games, developer of Horizon Forbidden West. First revealed in January 2022, Call of the Mountain won’t cast you in the role of Aloy, but lets you experience the game’s world and fight its ravenous robots on PSVR 2.
The latest game in the Horizon series, Horizon Forbidden West has a new update out now, which brings a harder difficulty and brand-new weapons.
Spider-Man was a huge hit for PS4. More players will now get a chance to try it when it becomes Sony’s next PC remaster in August 2022.
Annapurna’s city kitty adventure Stray is the cutest game on the horizon. A gameplay trailer showed off the best look yet at the game, which features platforming, smiling robots, and plenty of meows. Stray launches July 19 and is included with PS Plus Extra.
Callisto Protocol began development as a PUBG spinoff before growing into its own universe entirely. The gruesome sci-fi horror game from the creator of Dead Space hits PS4 and PS5 December 2, 2022.
Revealed for the first time at State of Play, Rollerdrome is a bizarre blend of roller derby and gunplay with eye-catching graphics reminiscent of 2021’s Sable.
Anime adventure Eternights combines super-powered action and with a dating sim. Not much is known about it yet, aside from its striking art style and unique premise.
The flashy first trailer for Street Fighter 6 shows a major departure for the series. It features an open world mode alongside the series’ usual brawls. The latest in the long-running series is due sometime in 2023.
The adorable but deceptively tough Tunic is one of the year’s best Xbox indies. PlayStation fans finally get their turn at the Zelda-inspired adventure on September 27.
We first saw the mysterious, moody Season back at the Game Awards 2020. Its State of Play trailer offers a look at its gorgeous graphics and vivid character designs plus more of its gameplay, which includes bike trips and photography.
1. Final Fantasy XVI
The show ended with a massive reveal: a new trailer for FFXVI. Introduced by producer Naoki Yoshida, it combines real-time combat elements of FFXV with massive summons to build a distinct style of battle. FFXVI launches in Summer 2023.
If you were hoping for information on God of War Ragnarok or other big PS5 games, keep an eye out during Summer Game Fest, the biggest gaming event of the summer.