A new State of Play from Sony was released today showing off some of what we can expect in 2023. Up first were games that are coming to PlayStation VR2. Among these, The Foglands, Green Hell VR, Synapse, Journey to Foundation, and Before Your Eyes.
The Foglands is a roguelike adventure where you play as a Runner, heroes of an underground community. The world is mysteriously filled with fog with dangerous enemies lurking in the shadows so you are going to want to proceed with caution as you make your way through this sci-fi western horror story.
Green Hell VR is developed by Incuvo, a publisher that claims it is the most authentic and complex survival game available on a virtual reality headset. You are alone and stranded and have to deal with hunger, fatigue, thirst, and your mental health. If you aren’t careful you will get taken out quickly either by the environment or a wild animal attack that you didn’t see coming.
Synapse is the next title that was a part of the showcase. It is a first person shooter where you can dual wield and use telekinesis in mind-bending ways. Your job is to invade the twisted subconscious of an enemy of the state and figure out what is going on.
Journey to the Foundation from developer Archiact is a new interactive adventure that will be released later this year and is based on the Foundation book series by Isaac Asimov. In Journey to Foundation, you will embark on a clandestine mission as Agent Ward, a spy sent to the edge of the Galactic Empire to infiltrate a group of deserters. The choices that you make will have consequences and affect how the story unfolds so you will need to be careful what you do and what enemies that you make.
Before Your Eyes has a rather unique premise that is a first person narrative adventure which tells the story of a soul’s journey into the afterlife using your blinks as a form of interaction. Your character has recently died but before you can go to the afterlife, a Ferryman needs to learn your story and so you are sent back to relive some of your most important moments.
PS5 & PS4 State of Play Highlights
Aside from showcasing those VR games, there were some updates for some other games as well.
They showed off some of Destiny 2 Lightfall which will arrive soon and looks like a fun addition to the story.
Tchia will arrive on the Extra and Premium tiers of PlayStation Plus on day one.
The game Humanity was also shown off which appears to be this weird puzzle game where you are a dog and you have to guide humanity towards pillars of light.
Goodbye Volcano High is another interesting game that deals with your time in high school and how it feels when that time is coming to an end.
Naruto X Boruto Ultimate Ninja Storm Connections was also revealed and will be a collection that brings together key moments from the Ultimate Ninja Storm games.
Baldur’s Gate III was also shown off and will be a tale of fellowship and betrayal, sacrifice and survival as you return to the Forgotten Realms.
Capcom revealed three more characters that will be in Street Fighter 6 with Zangief, Lily, and Cammy. Capcom also showed off some of Resident Evil 4 where you will be trying to rescue the President’s daughter who has been kidnapped by a mysterious cult.
Finally they showed off Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League. This was an extended look at the game and not only showed how the game runs but what the action will be like once you jump into the game upon release. Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League looks like it has a fluid combat and traversal system, similar to what we have seen from the Crackdown series in the past.
Sony showcased some pretty interesting looking titles that covered a wide range of genres during this State of Play. Will you be picking up a PlayStation VR2?
For me personally, Journey to the Foundation might be the most interesting VR title that was at the showcase. As far as non-VR games go, Humanity looked the most interesting to me. What were your favorites?
Brandon Hofer has been covering the gaming industry since 2006, and has been an avid gamer for 30 years starting with the NES. His favorite franchises include The Last of Us, The Legend of Zelda, Final Fantasy, Assassin’s Creed, Mass Effect, and Call of Duty.