PlayStation VR2 Will Get a Free Gran Turismo 7 VR Update as a Launch Title
Sony has announced more games that PlayStation VR2 will support at launch. Jim Ryan, the CEO of PlayStation, announced during the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) press conference that one of the games is Gran Turismo 7.
According to Ryan’s presentation at the conference, Gran Turismo 7 will receive a free upgrade to support PSVR2. Gran Turismo 7 is a significant addition to the launch line-up for the new virtual reality headset. The racing game now joins other games, such as Horizon Call of the Mountain, that will be available at the launch of PSVR2 next month. Others include Horizon Call of the West, a unique VR offshoot from Sony's well-known open-world adventures. VR versions of No Man's Sky and Resident Evil Village are also part of the PSVR2 launch line-up.
According to Ryan, “more than 30 games” are in development for the VR headset launch window. He, however, did not reveal how long the launch window would be. Sony had previously stated that more than 20 games would be ready at launch. In addition to Gran Turismo 7, Ryan revealed that the popular VR rhythm game Beat Saber would receive a PSVR 2 version later. He did not reveal the release date or window.
GT7 is not the first Gran Turismo game to receive a VR update. Gran Turismo Sport from 2017 is also compatible with the original PlayStation VR headset. However, the 2017 game is only compatible with PSVR in a very limited way. Sony did not disclose the extent of the VR capabilities of the GT7.
PlayStation VR2 will release on February 22, 2023, and retail for $549.99. The package includes a stereo headphone set, PS VR2 headgear, and PS VR2 Sense controllers.
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