Horizon Call of the Mountain Revealed for PlayStation VR2

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Horizon Call of the Mountain Revealed for PlayStation VR2

Guerrilla and Firesprite Games creating a brand-new experience set in the world of Horizon for PS VR2

With only a few more weeks to go until Horizon Forbidden West (launching February 18, 2022), we’re thrilled to reveal that we’ll soon be journeying back out into the wilds in a brand-new adventure, with Horizon Call of the Mountain.

Created for PlayStation VR2, this unique experience has been designed to push hardware technology, innovation, and gameplay. The stunning visuals and brand-new PS VR2 Sense controllers give a new meaning to being fully immersed into the world of Horizon.

We don’t want to reveal too much just yet, but this story will be told through the eyes of an entirely new character. You will also meet Aloy, other familiar faces, and new characters along the way, and we’ll be introducing you to the protagonist of Horizon Call of the Mountain soon.

We’re looking forward to welcoming VR fans into our wonderful Horizon community, and giving you all an unforgettable experience. Horizon Call of the Mountain has been proudly developed with the team at Firesprite, and we’ll soon be revealing more about what you can expect from the game. Until then, check out the teaser trailer!

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  • Ape Escape 4 with a VR mode would be nice!

    • Haha.. “We don’t want to reveal too much just yet.” (Famous words)

      We all know what that means. This will be like the rollercoaster vr games where you just sit on a boat and do ABSOLUTELY nothing.

  • So is this going to be an actual game or some short tech demo thing? The reason I ask is because you are describing it as an experience. I would’ve hoped Sony learned for the launch of the first PSVR that we don’t want experiences like Batman Arkham VR. We want full on games.

    • Wrong, The community wants both Small and larger experiences. Bite-size fun for the Busy customers isnt harmful, it just adds to the catalog. Yes we want games like Half Life: ALYX on PSVR 2, RE7, Hitman VR is pretty recent the entire game now in VR is full fledge game. They should know by now

    • When it comes to AAA titles, especially ones with the Horizon name, no one wants a 30 minute to 1 hour long game. Especially if they ask $50 or more for it. I believe Sony even said at one point that they knew gamers don’t want VR experiences but actual games yet here they are describing this as an experience.

    • You are correct that Sony did say they understand that gamers want full game experiences and they also said that they are going to continue to bring AAA to VR. But somewhat shorter games can still be amazing. I would be shocked if this was less than an hour. Plus, they are working with Firesprite to build it, they are a pretty massive studio themselves. I wouldn’t worry about something like this until it’s confirmed. Plus there were tons of full experiences on PSVR.

    • Don’t speak for me. Some of my favourite PSVR moments have been from these short experiences. I don’t want to play a long game in VR, though obviously that may change with PSVR2 thanks to its better hardware and controllers. VR is at its best with short arcade style experiences (Beat Saber, Rush of Blood etc). The only full narrative games I like on VR are ‘god sim’ style ones where you observe the world from above like Moss or Escape Room style puzzle games. I have tried the likes of RE7 VR and Skyrim VR but didn’t enjoy either… I want VR for new experiences and ways to play…

    • Yes, we want full long games! People who like “experience” can play demo.

    • I hope it’s a decent sized game, but I don’t mind shorter experiences as long as they’re priced appropriately. Shorter games can be a good way for developers to try out a concept that can be expanded into a full game, like how the London Heist experience in PSVR Worlds became Blood and Truth.

      And yes, Sony has said they know people want full games. I think their use of the word experience is likely the literal use of the word, and not a signal that this isn’t a full game. I doubt it’ll be anywhere near the size of Horizon Forbidden West, but hopefully it’s a solid 6-8 hour experience at least.

    • “VR is at its best with short arcade style experiences”
      No, VR on PS is LIMITED to short arcade-style experiences.
      It is limited because it has to render double the image.
      There has never been longer Games on vr in order for you to make that imperceptive claim.

    • @alkalinetp You do realize that Resident Evil 7, Skyrim, No Man’s Sky, and more are all playable from start to finish on PSVR, right? I don’t know how much longer you want a game to be than Skyrim… There aren’t as many full sized games on PSVR as I’d like, but there are definitely enough to make an assessment. I happen to disagree with the guy you were responding to, as I love Skyrim VR, and RE7 in VR, but your claim that there are no longer games in VR is demonstrably false. Even the post you’re replying to lists these games!

    • You do not seem to realize that those games had no intention of going vr.

    • Except RE7 – which is an easier game-style to make vr.

    • @alkalinetp Whether they were originally intended for VR or not, they were brought to VR. An even better example is No Man’s Sky, as the developers put a lot more thought and effort into the VR conversion.

      Whether it was their original intention or not is irrelevant. They’re in VR. People can play them and assess whether they like those sorts of bigger experiences in VR or if they prefer shorter more arcade style games.
      I prefer the longer experiences, but it’s subjective. Someone with different tastes isn’t wrong.

  • This is all what I need! I can’t wait to see the rest!

  • Wow this looks amazing!

  • I can’t wait for this!

  • Robinson the journey 2

    Really not a fan of Horizon. Also this first look doesn’t;t look as impressive as I was expecting.the screens must still be 1080p.

  • I’m so curious that if Horizon is right around the corner, will it coincide with the VR2 release. Guess we’ll see soon :3

  • So when it comes to pc? I don’t want to waste my money for timed exclusive.

  • I am really not impressed with the first showing of this new VR title set in the Horizon universe.

    The announcement felt kinda random and without a substantial amount of games to reel in the hype. I’ll be watching PS VR2 closely but I’ll most likely pass on this Horizon game.

    • The whole presentation was totally random. CES is about tech and they showed part of a movie and part of a trailer. I was tottaly baffled and not in a good way.

    • There will almost certainly be a full State of Play event for the proper reveal of PSVR 2. They’ll show off the actual headset, and a bunch of games. This was more of a teaser, and while I’d love to see more gameplay, graphically this already looks amazing for VR. It tells me that PSVR 2 can handle anything PC VR has done up to this point.

    • How do you know this wasn’t captured on PC, and they’re showing you bullshots?

  • Oh, Horizon? So when it’s coming to SteamVR as well? Because Horizon is also a PC game now!

    • If the original Horizon is anything to go by, maybe 2 years after it comes out for PSVR 2?

      I’m fine with PC getting our leftovers. It gives Sony more money to use to make great new games.

    • If “leftovers” you mean by the best version with more features and a better price, then yes.

    • If by better price, you mean better than when it launched on PS4, then yes. However these days God of War for PS4 regularly goes on sale for less than $10.

      I’m fine with PC getting those upgrades. Would be nice if some of it came to PS5 as well, but it probably wouldn’t be enough to make me replay that game from almost 4 years ago anyway. I’m on to newer Sony games, and they’re great. You’ll see what I mean in 4 years ;)

  • What I’m seeing here looks very promising. I’d love to see more gameplay (like what do you actually do in it?) but the visuals look great. I’m curious if this game isn’t using foveated rendering, or if this footage was rendered from the engine to show everything at the level of fidelity of the fovea across the whole screen? I’m betting on the latter, but it’d be good to know. That would give the best impression of how the game would look to the people playing it, but it would be good if the developers could specify that.

    Graphically, this looks better than Half Life Alyx, in my opinion. I can’t wait to see more of this game, and also other games for PSVR 2!

    • Can’t say a game looks better when it has a completely different art style. I doubt this game will even reach the likes of alyx lol

    • It’s a matter of opinion. Of course it’s subjective. That said, the detail and complexity of the environments does say something about the capabilities of the headset. I have no doubt that PSVR 2 could run HLA, and I hope we get a port of it. It’s clearly a great game and the high water mark for VR (so far).

  • Yes, this is what we need. AAA 1st Party games!!!

    That is where PSVR fell short.

    We can’t have after thoughts like GT Sport VR, we need full fledged support. If that happens, with Killzone, Resistance, Sports Champions, Gran Turismo, and new IP, and a massive Social app like PlayStation Home then PSVR2 will light the world on fire.

  • I want my dreams of being crushed by a Tallneck in first-person view to be fulfilled with this product😂

  • VR 2 looks promising

  • As super excited as I am for this, I really hope it’s not on rails. VR has advanced so much in the last five years for such an awesome game world to be explored in VR on rails.

  • Sony is probably gonna abandoned this like they did with psvr. Don’t expect anything good from this

    • If they abandoned PSVR there wouldn’t be PSVR2, nor the PS5 compatibility for the original.
      To me it looks like the original PSVR was a last second experiment using an underpowered PS4, a clumsy processor box, camera requirement and retrofitted PS3 Move technology that actually did better than Sony expected, but was never a premium effort at trying to popularise VR.

      From the hardware this time around, plus PS5 being designed around it, they’re giving it a good honest go at full potential now.
      Plus a developer conference where they acknowledge lessons learned on games, and what we want.

      This isn’t what abandoning PSVR looks like.

    • Considering PSVR has still gotten exclusive content 5 years after it’s release, I wouldn’t say Sony exactly abandoned it. It definitely didn’t get as much support from Sony 1st party as I would’ve liked, but I doubt that will be the case this time around. Starting with an announcement of a game from one of their big franchises is a sign that Sony’s more invested this time.

      Besides, Sony wouldn’t have spent millions in R&D on PSVR 2 (and yes, they absolutely spent millions) just to abandon it.

  • To be honest this video was very underwhelming. Sony still see VR as some kind of niche walking simulator type experience.

    • Someone is embedded in reality.

      Nice to see that this comment section isn’t completely full of delusional, gullible, impulse-driven playstation fanbabies.

  • jim clown ryan will release it for PC Valve Index, HTC Vive, Oculus Rift before Psvr2

  • This looks so GOOD 🔥💙

  • I have been waiting patiently for PSVR2 while I continue my VR gaming mostly on Oculus Quest 2. It will be a little weird going back to wired, but the fidelity shown in that trailer will make it very easy and most VR games are played facing in one direction only anyway.

    I really hope Half-Life Alyx comes to PSVR2. It is the least Valve can do after all these PlayStation exclusives have made their way to Steam.

  • All we need is the sense controllers !!!! …..
    If Sony just sells the controllers first they could compete against the quest 2. Which can give them leverage against the quest 3 by finding a way to have the PS5 communicate with the PSVR2 wirelessly. All the vr games that are now available just would need a patch to allow the sense controllers to work. Man I am just saying…..

    • Problem is, the new controllers wouldn’t work with the old system. To make them work, Sony would’ve had to stick a big glowing ball on them.

      And while the Move controllers might be the biggest problem with PSVR 1, it’s not the only problem. I love my PSVR, but it’s outdated. Sony is moving on to the next gen of VR and I’m fine with that. I just hope PSVR 2 has backward compatibility so my library of PSVR games isn’t stuck on outdated hardware that I likely won’t keep hooked up.

  • The graphics seems to be up there but wasn’t enough to really grasp a view.

  • The only thing I can say is this looks beautiful but it’s too short to get excited for PSVR2 and this game.
    What would get me excited is Half Life Alex for PSVR2, instant buy if that would happen.

  • steam vr port would be fabulous thank you

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