VR Edition: Sony lunches 6 Games for PlayStation VR, Including Doom 3

Hunting, escape rooms, and skiing with guns, these new games will hold fans over until the new generation of PSVR arrives

PlayStation VR, or PS VR, is receiving a host of new games that will be released later this year. Sony announced that six games will be coming to PS VR – Doom 3: VR Edition, Fracked, Song in the Smoke, After the Fall, I Expect You To Die 2: The Spy And The Liar, and Zenith: The Last City - The Fracture. All the games will be available for PlayStation 5 but only a few are expected to be released on PlayStation 4 as well. Sony had announced in February 2021 that it is working on a new VR headset for Playstation 5 but it won't be released in 2021.

The announcement, made on the PlayStation blog yesterday, mentioned the release of the aforementioned. Most of these games are being released on the promise of having a better gameplay experience, when Sony launches the next generation PSVR headset sometime in the future.

Doom 3 VR, the only title with a precise release date, will launch on March 29th for PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5. It’s a “retooled” port of the original 2004 shooter and its two expansions, designed for PSVR’s gun-like Aim accessory. A short trailer offers a preview of the gameplay and updated graphics. 

This is the second Doom game for PSVR, following the 2017 VR original Doom VFR. It’s also not the first time Doom 3 has appeared in VR. The game was originally promised as part of the Oculus Rift headset launch, but it was canceled amid a lawsuit from Doom rights holder ZeniMax. (ZeniMax was acquired by Sony’s rival Microsoft last year.) More recently, a modding team unofficially ported Doom 3 to the Oculus Ques