A new Killzone game, designed specifically for PlayStation VR2, is rumored to appear during the upcoming PlayStation State of Play. Guerrilla Games’ sci-fi first-person shooter series received six installments over nearly a decade, with the last entry in the series releasing in 2013. A Killzone sequel by Guerrilla on PS5 looks unlikely, due to the closure of the franchise’s website last year, but rumors suggest that the series will live on in virtual reality.
Announced in January 2022, the PlayStation VR2 will be a substantial leap forward for Sony’s virtual reality hardware. The exciting headset will improve upon its predecessor by implementing high-tech features like eye tracking, 4K HDR and 2000×2040 pixels-per-eye resolution. These impressive features will make PSVR2 an incredibly immersive piece of hardware, allowing gamers to step right into both new and recognizable game worlds. Little has been shown of the headset since its introduction, but Sony has confirmed that the upcoming June 2022 PlayStation State of Play will include a look at several in-development PlayStation VR2 games.
SCREENRANT VIDEO OF THE DAY
Industry insider channel PSVR2 Without Parole (via Push Square) claims that a Killzone game for PSVR2 will be announced at next week’s State of Play. Insider Bryan Paul explains that a virtual reality Killzone project has been in the works for about three years, and he believes that the project could be announced as a PSVR2 launch title. An intense and groundbreaking first-person shooter from a known property, the insider explains, would be a perfect title to complement the new headset’s launch. However, the PSVR2 Killzone game and its appearance at next week’s State of Play remains a mere rumor for now.
While the virtual reality Killzone adventure is only a rumor, PSVR2 game Horizon Call of the Mountain was announced alongside Sony’s new headset. The upcoming project, coincidentally developed by Killzone creator Guerrilla Games, will fully immerse players in the franchise’s post-apocalyptic world as they encounter iconic animalistic machines. Built specifically for Sony’s next-gen VR hardware, the game has been designed to push the boundaries of gameplay, technology and hardware innovations. The PSVR2’s new controllers will let players directly interact with the world of Horizon, and the game will feature a new protagonist alongside familiar machines like the massive Tallneck.
Many fans considered the Killzone series to be long abandoned, but the PlayStation VR2 may be the perfect platform to resurrect the first-person shooter saga. Guerrilla Games always pushes the envelope on immersion and intensity, and the upcoming Horizon Call of the Wild makes a VR Killzone title even more likely. However, only time will tell whether a Killzone game is among State of Play’s PlayStation VR2 announcements.
Source: PSVR2 Without Parole/YouTube (via Push Square)