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The New Sony PSVR2 Launches with a Huge Exclusive Title Horizon: Call of the Mountain Game

by Stephen Dalton 4 days ago in vr

Sony has once again pushed the limits of gaming and immersion with the development and proposed release (18 Feb ‘22) of the PlayStation Virtual Reality 2 (PSVR2).

PSVR2 Live the Game

Never the type to rest on their laurels, Sony will simultaneously launch an iconic VR game to accompany the PSVR2 release, Horizon: Call of the Mountain. The word on the street is gamers can’t wait to combine PSVR2 with their PS5.

Expanded Sensory Features

The Sony PSVR2 has taken the advancement of VR technology over the last generation and put a spin on it that only Sony can. Sony integrates real-time eye tracking across a massive 110-degree field of view (FoV) and couples it with upgraded visual fidelity through the use of foveated rendering.

Eye-tracking will allow the headset to “read” what the gamer is looking at and react to it for a more realistic VR experience. Just as things in your peripheral vision blur, so will the focus of the game.

The increased FoV and Foveated rendering are remarkable improvements as these solve two of the most significant issues of VR right now. The upgrade from 900p to 4K High-Dynamic Range (HDR) and from 90 to 110-degree FoV display feels as if you have been transported into another dimension the second you slide the VR headset over your head.

VR had felt like an afterthought for Sony and PS before these changes. Even with Astro Bot and some others, PS needs more new titles. Many gamers have expressed a desire to see Half-Life Alyx on PS as well.

Although I am not exactly thrilled with Sony’s choice of a spokesman for the PSVR2, everything else is impressive. I mean, with all the breathtaking and dramatic superheroes out there, they choose this dinosaur (no offense) as a spokesman?

PSVR 2 - Official PlayStation Presentation | CES 2022

#IGN #PlayStation #PSVR2

Here’s another from CNET:

PlayStation VR 2: Everything We Know

The PSVR2 offers the chance to enter an entirely new universe of realistic gameplay with every session through a multitude of sensory features, such as fully responsive sense controllers.

The attention to detail added here by Sony allows you to interact more intuitively with the world by giving you improved social expression unlike any VR of the past.

Sony understands the importance of a strong launch title, giving players an experience right out of the box. Sony has launched the Horizon: Call of the Mountain, a triple-A flagship IP game as a day one title for the PSVR2, which is jaw-dropping.

The improved 110-degree FoV of the PSVR2 allows for a stunning view of the Horizon landscape, bringing you into the jungles and rivers with subtle sensory features and interactions not only through the headset but through the sense controllers as well.

The 4K HDR visuals, combined with the subtle movements, offer realistic gameplay as the massive creatures who inhabit the world of Horizon stomp carelessly on the ground all around your character.

With debris and water splashing all around you, dodging these massive creatures and the heavy feet of your quarry will leave you panting and plotting your escape.

Final Musings

If you are looking for a truly immersive VR experience on launch day, Horizon on the PSVR2 is a title that you absolutely cannot miss. The expected launch price of the new headset will be in the $400 to $500 range and figure on spending another $50-$75 for the game.

About the Author Photo by Jean Springs from Pexels

Stephen Dalton is a retired US Army First Sergeant with a degree in journalism from the University of Maryland and a Certified US English Chicago Manual of Style Editor. Also, a Top Writer in Nutrition, Travel, Fiction, Transportation, VR, NFL, Design, Creativity, and Short Story.

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Stephen Dalton is a retired US Army First Sergeant with a degree in journalism from the University of Maryland and a Certified US English Chicago Manual of Style Editor.

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