PSVR2 Officially Titled - Horizon Call Of The Mountain Revealed
PlayStation is starting 2022 hot, pulling back the curtain a little further on the upcoming follow-up to it’s beloved Playstation VR peripheral while simultaneously announcing the first expansion to it’s burgeoning Horizon franchise.
Today, at CES 2022, PlayStation head Jim Ryan officially announced the name of the headset follow-up, the unsurprisingly titled PS VR2, but also shared a little more detail about both the headset and the controllers, now known as PS VR2 Sense controllers
As Ryan speaks of, PS VR2 will focus on a number of key features:
- Visual Fidelity: For a high-fidelity visual experience, PS VR2 offers 4K HDR, 110-degree field of view, and foveated rendering. With an OLED display, players can expect a display resolution of 2000×2040 per eye and smooth frame rates of 90/120Hz.
- Headset-based Controller Tracking: With inside-out tracking, PS VR2 tracks you and your controller through integrated cameras embedded in the VR headset. Your movements and the direction you look at are reflected in-game without the need for an external camera.
- New Sensory Features: PS VR2 Sense Technology combines eye tracking, headset feedback, 3D Audio, and the innovative PS VR2 Sense controller to create an incredibly deep feeling of immersion. Headset feedback is a new sensory feature that amplifies the sensations of in-game actions from the player. It’s created by a single built-in motor with vibrations that add an intelligent tactile element, bringing players closer to the gameplay experience. For example, gamers can feel a character’s elevated pulse during tense moments, the rush of objects passing close to the character’s head, or the thrust of a vehicle as the character speeds forward. Additionally, PS5’s Tempest 3D AudioTech makes sounds in the player’s surroundings come alive, adding to this new level of immersion.
- Eye Tracking: With eye tracking, PS VR2 detects the motion of your eyes, so a simple look in a specific direction can create an additional input for the game character. This allows players to interact more intuitively in new and lifelike ways, allowing for a heightened emotional response and enhanced expression that provide a new level of realism in gaming.
Further details can themselves be found on the PlayStation Blog
Meanwhile, in IP land, PlayStation is leveraging one of their biggest and most promising, Horizon, to form the tip of the spear for PS VR2. At the same presentation Jim Ryan, along with Guerrilla’s Jan-Bart Van Beek, announced that both Guerrilla, and newly acquired Firesprite, will be working on a Horizon VR title, to be titled Horizon: Call Of The Mountain. Check it out below
Gaming in 2022 is well and truly underway, and don’t forget Horizon II: Forbidden West is out in just over a month on PS4, and PS5