Most Anticipated VR Game Releases in 2023 (PSVR2, Quest 2, Pico 4, PCVR)
The entire Helmets-VR.com team is using this first file of 2023 to wish you all the best! A year that promises to be full of promise on the virtual reality and mixed reality side, with several new devices to look forward to already. The PlayStation VR 2, the new HTC Vive, and the Meta Quest 3 are all set to arrive this year, and may even be joined by future headsets from Apple or Valve. We’ll obviously have time to come back to this in the coming weeks, but let’s take a look at the games that have already been announced this year! There’s so much to rub your hands in that we’ve rounded up the TOP 10 for you, including 13 games, isn’t it crazy?
TOP 10 in video
1Horizon of the Mountain – 22/02/2023 (PSVR2)
We’re kicking off with 4 games exclusive to PlayStation VR 2, starting with Horizon Call of the Mountain, which will headline Sony’s headset on February 22nd. A playable episode only in virtual reality that will put you in the shoes of new character Ryas, who will still cross paths with Aloy and other familiar faces. Swimming and climbing will be part of the game and of course you will have a bow to fight the cars that will cross your path. The game will obviously use the controllers and haptic feedback from the headset for more immersion.
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2Resident Evil Village – 22/02/2023 (PSVR2)
The second game in our ranking is Resident Evil Village, which was released in 2021, but will receive a PlayStation VR 2 update on February 22, which is fully playable with the headset. Great news seeing the success of its predecessor Resident Evil 7 on the first PSVR headset. Immersion with haptic feedback from the headset should definitely give gamers cold sweats. Especially since this new opus is packed with more action and more enemies.
➡️ All news about Resident Evil Village
3Dark Images: Switchback VR – 02/22/2023 (PSVR2)
This third game is expected to be released exclusively on PlayStation VR 2 in February. Here’s Dark Pictures: Switchback VR. Same developer and same principle as Until Dawn: Blood Rush, the title of the first PSVR release. This time, you will embark on a dynamic roller coaster that combines shooting, action and horror in a 17th century New England setting. The game will have a pretty crazy feature, because thanks to the eye tracking of the PS VR2 headset, enemies will only move when you blink. The perfect title to introduce VR and this new headset to your friends.
➡️ All Dark Images: Switchback VR news
4Firewall Ultra – 2023 (PSVR 2)
Firewall Ultra is the latest PSVR 2 of the bunch, but the game still doesn’t have a firm release date of 2023. It is the sequel to the title’s first PSVR release, Firewall Zero Hour, which is still being developed by First Contact Entertainment. The multiplayer FPS sequel will use the controllers’ adaptive triggers, the headset’s haptic feedback, and PlayStation VR 2’s eye tracking for foveal rendering, as well as switching weapons by simply looking in a certain direction. There are still a few details on the game itself, but that should certainly be ironed out in the coming months.
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5Peaky Blinders: King’s Ransom – March 9, 2023 (Pico 4, Meta Quest 2, Vive, PC VR)
The 5th game on our list is Peaky Blinders: The King’s Ransom. Step into the world of the Peaky Blinders TV series for an exclusive setting in 1920s Birmingham and London. Fans will find the iconic locations of the series as well as the actors as the main characters transfer their faces and voices This Peaky Blinders VR is expected on March 9, 2023 on PC, Pico 4 and Meta Quest 2. We had a chance to test the demo, which you can find in full on our Youtube channel.
➡️ Youtube video of Peaky Blinders demo
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6Vertigo 2 – March 30, 2023 (PC VR)
We continue with the solo game, coming exclusively on PC VR on March 30th: Vertigo 2. The enviable sequel we owe to the one man responsible for development. The choices you make in Vertigo 2 will affect the turn of the scenario with a common point, the omnipresent threat comes from fauna, flora, and androids as well.
7Ghostbusters: Rise of the Ghost Lord – 2023 (Meta Quest 2, then PSVR 2)
The name of the next game will surely speak for everyone, because it is Ghostbusters: Rise of the Ghost Lord. The famous team of ghost hunters will debut in virtual reality in 2023. The game, which will take place in San Francisco, can be played alone or in cooperation with up to 4 people. It should be released in Meta Quest 2 first. year and later on PlayStation VR 2.
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8Stranger Things VR – Late 2023 (All VR Headsets)
2023 will see another high-profile series adapt to virtual reality, after Netflix announced the release of Stranger Things VR for the end of the year last November. We know it’s going to be an action/horror game where you’ll play as Vecna and invade minds and create nightmares in your quest for revenge against Eleven and Hawkins. Only a short teaser has been released, but all VR platforms will be affected, no doubt including the PC VR headset, Meta Quest 2, as well as the PlayStation VR 2, which will be available later.
➡️ All Stranger Things VR news
9Just Dance VR – 2023 (Pico 4)
The 9th game on our list comes as a bit of a surprise, as it will be the first game exclusive to the Pico 4 standalone VR headset, which has only been available for a few months. And this is the license that is well known to gamers and owes to the game: Just Dance VR. No other details have been revealed yet, but virtual reality dance is an oddly underrepresented genre. The most recent game was Dance Cental released in 2019 on the Oculus headset. So we can’t wait to see what Ubisoft has in store for us.
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10Behemoth – Unknown release (PlayStation VR 2, Meta Quest and PC)
We’re almost wrapping up this top 10 with a game that was announced a few weeks ago but is already making our mouths water. This is Behemoth, a virtual reality survival game developed by Skydance Interactive, which owes its name to The Walking Dead Saints & Sinners. You will play as a sick traveler lost in the icy lands of Forsaken. You will have to overcome the dangers of the environment as well as fight other warriors and behemoths. The game has not been confirmed for a 2023 release, but we’re pretty sure we’ll see this announced game on PC VR, Meta Quest, and PlayStation VR 2.
➡️ All Behemoth news
11Assassin’s Creed VR – Batman VR – GTA Sans Andreas VR
We’re up to 10 games already, but a little bonus not to forget some other titles that may be released this year but whose release date remains a mystery!
Starting with GTA San Andreas VR, which was personally announced by Facebook’s CEO in October 2021, we’re keeping the three games we haven’t heard about since.
Then we’re thinking about Assassin’s Creed VR, which was announced in September 2020 but is still in development according to our latest information. A few months ago, we even shared a video that revealed the possibly tentative name of Assassin’s Creed Nexus.
Finally, and we will really close our article on this last game, this is a study by the competition services in the USA that revealed the development of Batman VR by Camouflaj studio, which already offered us Iron Man VR. This upcoming game, owned by Meta, will be a Quest exclusive at the time, but no official announcement has been made yet.