During Sony’s CES 2022 press conference, the company announced new information from its PlayStation division. This includes new information on the PSVR 2 as well as a new Horizon VR game being developed exclusively for the next-gen headset.
Horizon Call of the Mountain is a new game co-developed by Guerrilla and Firesprite, a UK game developer primarily focused on VR games and recently acquired by Sony.
This will be an original game built specifically for the PSVR 2 and according to the PS Blog post will allow players “to go deeper in the world of Horizon.”
While no release date was shared, the YouTube description did share some additional insight on the game, noting that Horizon Call of the Mountain will “embrace a new level of immersion in a unique experience, designed to push hardware technology, innovation, and gameplay.”
While details are sparse, Horizon Call of the Mountain will likely utilize the many new features announced for the PSVR 2 headset. This includes new, 4K HDR visuals and 11-degree field of view with a brand new OLED display, inside-out tracking using integrated cameras in the VR headset, and a new Sense Technology that combines eye tracking, headset feedback, and 3D Audio. The PSVR 2 also includes a built-in motor within the headset that gives the wearer physical feedback.
Firesprite hit the ground running as a PlayStation Studios brand, putting up job listings for new employees to work on an ambitious AAA Narrative Adventure. And while Firesprite could be planning multiple projects, at least one of those is a VR game set in Guerilla’s Horizon universe.
The announcement coincides with the upcoming release of Horizon: Forbidden West coming to PS4 and PS5 in a little over a month.
Matt Kim is IGN’s News Editor. Taylor Lyles is IGN’s Associate Tech Editor.
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