A virtual reality spin-off set in the world of Horizon is coming to Sony’s upcoming PlayStation VR2 hardware.
Sony revealed that Horizon developer Guerrilla is developing a new game called Horizon Call of the Mountain with additional help from Firesprite. The trainer shows its post-post-apocalyptic word that has been reclaimed by nature and the terrifying mechs while the player kayaks down a river. However, few details are officially known about the game, nor how much of it will be an on-rails experience similar to PlayStation VR launch title Until Dawn: Rush of Blood.
Check out the Horizon Call of the Mountain teaser trailer below:
“Horizon Call of the Mountain, created for PlayStation’s Next-Gen VR hardware, is an upcoming brand-new adventure in the world of Horizon,” Sony announced. “Embrace a new level of immersion in a unique experience, designed to push hardware technology, innovation, and gameplay.”
Sony also detailed plenty of specs for the upcoming virtual reality hardware on its blog:
- Visual Fidelity: For a high-fidelity visual experience, PS VR2 offers 4K HDR, a 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 intense feeling of immersion. Headset feedback is a new sensory feature that amplifies the sensations of in-game actions from the player. A single built-in motor makes it 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 heightened emotional response and enhanced expression that provide a new level of realism in gaming.
PlayStation VR2 will also feature haptic feedback and adaptive triggers like the DualSense controller for the PlayStation 5. However, no release date for either the game or the system was given.