PS VR2 lineup steps up with Gran Turismo 7 and Beat Saber announcement

By Kes Eylers-Stephenson,

Gran Turismo 7 has had a massive PS VR2 announcement that makes the launch games lineup much more appealing. In addition, a second, best-in-class PS VR game is making the switch to the new headset: Beat Saber.

Gran Turismo 7 trophies might be around the bend as the PS VR2 launch games lineup has swelled with news of compatibility for one of PS5's best racing games. The GT7 announcement came at the same time that the legendary PS VR game Beat Saber is getting a port to the new headset.

Gran Turismo 7 crosses hands with Beat Saber in PS VR2 revealGran Turismo 7 crosses hands with Beat Saber in PS VR2 reveal

PS VR2 games support is growing despite backwards compatibility issues

Gran Turismo 7 will be getting free PS VR2 support on the release date of the new headset on February 22nd, 2023. A little footage was shown in the first-person perspective that looked startlingly immersive. This will be a free update, though very few other details have been revealed about what to expect performance-wise from the PS VR2 support. Frame rate is a huge factor in racing games, so while resolution can dip, the frame rate will need to be consistent if GT7 wants racers using the headset in their as-expensive-as-a-car home simulator rigs.

Now, onto one of the best PS VR games. Rhythm action game Beat Saber will be coming to PS VR2, which is a surprise considering that Meta bought the Czech Studio a while back. The team has been supporting the first game for a long time, however; so it seems that Beat Saber will be safely supported on the next rig as well. No news of if this is a free upgrade or release date, but rest assured this is major news given the popularity of the title.

gran turismo 7Getting inside the GT7 cars will be so much fun!

The PS VR2 unit releases on February 22nd, 2023 and costs $549.99/€599.99/£529.99. While the tech behind it is very different and very streamlined from the clunky PS Move controllers and mini processing unit from the first system, many are concerned about the lack of PS VR compatibility. However, the launch lineup is now well over 25 games strong and we can't help but think this is shaping up very nicely. What do you think of the announcement? Let us know in the comments!
Kes Eylers-Stephenson
Written by Kes Eylers-Stephenson
Editor Kes is our resident expert in PlayStation and other gaming news. He writes about exclusives like The Last of Us and Horizon, PS Plus news, and his favourite games — The Witcher, Assassin’s Creed, and God of War — before an evening swim.
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