Sony has unveiled a new version of PlayStation VR games for later this year which includes a virtual reality adaptation of Doom 3, as well as titles from a few successful VR studios.
The company announced a new generation of PSVRs for its PlayStation 5 console last month. The headset comes with a redesigned controller, a single cord instead of the original cable box, and a high res screen, among other enhancements.
But Sony hasn’t revealed the headset, or provided a lot of information, and it’s said the device won’t be arriving in 2021. So today’s games will be launched for PSVR, promising a better experience down the line, according to the Verge’s report.
Doom 3 VR, will be launched on 29 March for PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5. It is the “retooled” port of the original 2004 shooter and its two expansions designed for the PSVR gun-like Aim accessory. A short trailer provides a preview of the gameplay and updated graphics, the report said.
This is the second Doom game for PSVR, following the original Doom VFR 2017 VR. It’s also not the first time that Doom 3 has appeared in the VR.
The game was originally promised as part of the launch of the Oculus Rift headset, but was cancelled in the middle of a lawsuit by ZeniMax, the holder of the Doom rights. ZeniMax was acquired last year by Microsoft, Sony’s rival. More recently, the modding team unofficially rolled Doom 3 to the Oculus Quest, according to the report.
The creator of the zombie VR shooter Arizona Sunshine, Vertigo Games, will also bring its cooperative After Fall follow-up to the PSVR.
PlayStation VR will also support I Expect You To Die 2—a sequel to the phenomenally successful escape room title which was originally announced for Steam in January.