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Six New PSVR Games Revealed, Including Doom 3 VFR

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PlayStation is reaffirming its commitment to virtual reality with the reveal of six new VR games coming soon to PSVR. Over a few hours, the PlayStation Blog revealed a new VR game every thirty minutes. From adaptations of classic AAA games to new indies you've never heard of, here's the full list of reveals.

DOOM 3 VFR Edition has been announced, following in the footsteps of the DOOM (2016)'s move to virtual (guess what the F stands for) reality. Players won't have to wait long to play. It arrives this month on March 29 and is playable on both PS4 and PS5 with the original PSVR headset. The game will feature its original expansions, Resurrection of Evil and The Lost Mission, in addition to the base game, all rebuilt for VR headsets.

Next up is Song in the Smoke, a survival game in the "primal wilderness." It's scheduled to arrive this year from the team at 17-Bit Studio. Players can hunt animals, craft weapons, and try to persevere in the face of harsh conditions. The game emphasizes everyday choices like making ends meet with your simple bow so you can spare resources elsewhere, or like knowing when to move camp somewhere safer. Song in the Smoke does not have an official release date yet beyond this year.

Fracked was the third game revealed today and it's described as combining "fast paced, 1:1 run and cover gunplay with exhilarating free running, skiing and climbing that has never been seen before on VR." Players will explore a colorful world on foot or on skis and fend off the interdimensional enemies giving the game its name. The PS Move controllers are required for Fracked. It will also receive PS5 enhancements including better framerates, load times, and resolution,

Zenith is an MMO inspired by JRPGs that is coming exclusively to VR platforms including PSVR. Ramen VR CEO Andy Tsen said of the project, "Our team loves anime, MMOs, and VR but there was nothing out there that combined all three for a satisfying experience. We set out to build Zenith because it was the game we wanted to play, and because we believed that many of you would feel the same way." There's no word yet on a release date, but the ambitious project will allow players to play in a shared world, level and customize their character, and run through bosses, events, and dungeons like the genre is known for when it launches.

Schell Games, the team behind titles such as Until You Fall and I Expect You To Die, is back with what will likely be a highly-anticipated sequel, I Expect You To Die 2: The Spy And The Liar. In this VR sequel, players return to a life of espionage for the first time since the 2016 original. The team is rather tight-lipped on the project but promises more in the months ahead before its planned 2021 launch.

The last of the titles revealed for PSVR today is After The Fall, a post-apocalyptic survival shooter from the team behind beloved zombie VR title Arizona Sunshine. This one was previously revealed but not yet for PSVR. The game will feature cross-platform play with other headset platforms and pits players in a frigid alternate version of 1980s Los Angeles. Undead enemies again take on center stage in this Vertigo Games follow-up. A closed beta is planned in the months ahead.

You can find trailers for all of these new reveals on the PlayStation Blog

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