PlayStation’s State of Play game showcase is returning today, January 31st, bringing with it “15+ games” coming to PS5 this year. We’re not certain how many will be PSVR 2 games, however the company promises we’re definitely getting a peek at some.

“The broadcast will be over 40 minutes long, and feature guest appearances from some of the most talented minds in gaming,” Sony says, referring to the upcoming State of Play. “Among many other updates, we’ll feature extended looks at Stellar Blade and Rise of the Ronin, two great games coming to PS5 this year. And we’ll give you a new look at other titles coming to PS5 and PS VR2 in 2024 and beyond.”

There is (of course) a rumor mill already fired up for what PSVR 2 games we might expect. Serial leaker and X user ‘Kurakasis’ maintains one of the titles will be Metro Awakening VR, which is rumored to be licensed by Metro franchise creators 4A Games and developed by VR veterans Vertigo Games.

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Vertigo Games, known for the Arizona Sunshine franchise and After the Fall (2021), was actively hiring for a position back in November 2023 for a “high-profile, multiplatform AAA VR game.”

Although not specifically related, the studio also announced back at Meta’s Connect conference in 2021 that it was developing a title from Deep Silver, the publisher and IP holder of all Metro titles in addition to Saints Row, Dead Island, and TimeSplitters. It could be any of these, or none.

There’s only one way to find out though. You can catch State of Play on Wednesday, January 31st at 5:00 PM ET (local time here), linked below:

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  • ViRGiN

    Just kill it already, noone cares.
    Obsolete headset on obsolete platform.

  • Andrey

    As a huge Metro fan I will watch it only because of this Awakening game (that, I assume, will release on other VR platforms like SteamVR or Quest? If not – screw all of them). It will be the closest thing to my dream of (re)playing S.T.A.L.K.E.R. fully in VR (please, don’t even mention Into the Radius and that it’s probably will be possible to play S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2 in VR with this UEVR injector when (or if) it will release – that’s even closely not the same).
    Though if something else VR-related from Sony’s studios will be announced (at least on par with Horizon Call of the Mountains) that will be a really nice bonus.
    But everyone knows that it most probably won’t happen, right? Right…

  • ApocalypseShadow

    Bring it Sony. It’s time to fire it up and throw some coals on the grill and show us what’s cooking. Put some more work into it and create some excitement or get out of the race. You got the power, the controllers and the headset. Now make some noise.

    • Nevets

      Keep your expectations very low. Of course I hope I’m wrong.

      • ApocalypseShadow

        Even I’m starting to become wary of all these shooters and horror games.

        But we can’t get games more like James Bond or Hitman or Blood and Truth or Metal Gear. No fun racing games like Mario Kart or another Astrobot or an Ape Escape game.

        Starting to lose interest. And that’s just being real. They need to start using some of those record profits on bringing the rain.

  • STL

    Such a shame. The PSVR and PSVR2 both are very comfortable to wear, with the halo headstrap. I played about 800 hours SkyrimVR with PSVR, so I should know. Compared to that, Quest 3 is a catastrophe, even with BoboVR. The PSVR2 in addition comes with vivid colors, also much better than Quest 3. But all this doesn’t matter, if there is no SteamVR connectivity and no adventure games. There is not even compatibility for existing PSVR games, such as Iron Man VR or Skyrim VR. Sony, you got to fire some guys.