News | Sony gives new details about PlayStation VR2

Sony released new details about the PlayStation VR2 at CES 2022.

The new virtual reality headset will be officially called PlayStation VR2.
As expected, the headset shows a higher resolution than the first helmet: 4000 by 2040 pixels (or 2000 by 2040 per eye).
The HDR screen is an OLED, just like on the PSVR, but the field of view is 10 degrees more than the predecessor at 110 degrees.

Furthermore, PlayStation VR2 has inside-out tracking, so that a separate camera is not necessary.
Thanks to four cameras in the device itself, there is no need for colored LEDs on the device to keep track of where the player is.
These cameras also track the controllers. Also, in the helmet with cameras, players’ eyes are tracked, allowing players to use their eyes to control the camera.

Finally, both the helmet and the previously revealed controllers have vibrating motors that impart vibrations. The controllers are officially called the PlayStation VR2 Sense and, as previously announced, have adaptive triggers, finger detection and haptic feedback.
The PlayStation VR2 itself has not yet been shown.
It’s also not known when the helmet will be released, although it’s rumored to be going into mass production soon.

The full specs of PlayStation VR2 can be found on PlayStation Blog.
A game for PlayStation VR2 was also announced: Horizon Call of the Mountain.

News | PSVR2 Game Horizon Call of the Mountain Revealed

The PlayStation VR2 game Horizon Call of the Mountain was unveiled last night.

Sony did that during CES 2022 and via PlayStation Blog. The company disclosed more details about the successor to the VR helmet PlayStation VR and then also unveiled the new game.

Horizon Call of the Mountain is supposed to be an all-new adventure within the Horizon franchise created especially for VR. “The beautiful graphics and new PSVR2 Sense controllers give new meaning to full immersion in the world of Horizon.”

Further details are not yet available – just like for the VR helmet, no release date for the game has yet been given. It is clear that the Dutch Guerrilla Games is collaborating with Firesprite for the development of the game. Below is a first teaser trailer.

Horizon Call of the Mountain isn’t the only game in development within the franchise. Horizon Forbidden West, the sequel to Horizon Zero Dawn, will be released on February 18, 2022 on PlayStation 5 and PlayStation 4.

News | PSVR Game Moss: Book 2 Coming Spring 2022

The PlayStation VR game Moss: Book 2 will be released sometime in the spring of 2022.

Developer Polyarc has announced this.
The company also released a new trailer for the game, which shows the mouse Quill in the early parts of the game.

Moss: Book 2 should be accessible to new players, but will continue the story from the first part. Moss’ world must be saved once again, while a winged monster is hunting Quill. The game should offer new environments and enemies. There are also new tools for solving puzzles, including a hammer.

News | IO Interactive unveils new gameplay footage Hitman 3

IO Interactive has unveiled new gameplay footage of Hitman 3.

The trailer is an introduction to the game’s world, in which Agent 47, among other things, penetrates a skyscraper in Dubai and a mansion. IO Interactive also touches on Elusive Targets and Mastery Tracks, where twenty levels with new starting locations and items are available per level.

Hitman 3 should be the final installment of the reboot trilogy and Agent 47’s “most personal installment” yet. Also, the game can be played entirely in virtual reality on PlayStation VR.

Hitman 3 will be released on January 20 for PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X and S, Xbox One Stadia and Nintendo Switch. The Switch version is a cloud game.

News | Dualshock 4 only compatible with PS4 games on PlayStation 5

Sexretly, we hope you can use the trusty old DualShock 4 on the PS5, But unfortunately that's not the case. The PS4 controller only works with  backwards compatible PS4 games.

The Dualshock 4 controller only works with backwards compatible PS4 games on the PS5. That’s what Sony says in a Q&A on PlayStation Blog.

That means that the PlayStation 4 controller will not work with PlayStation 5 games, as “PS5 games must utilize the new capabilities of the DualSense controller.” This means the haptic feedback and adaptive triggers that should provide more immersion. Third party controllers also only work with PS4 games.

Sony also shares that the PlayStation Camera works on the PlayStation 5 for VR games. This requires a special adapter, which all PS VR users can obtain for free. Later, the company will let us know how the adapter will be distributed. Associated Move controllers are also supported.

The company will let us know what other accessories work on the PlayStation 5. Peripherals such as official racing wheels, arcade sticks and flight sticks work with PS5 and PS4 games. Sony’s own Platinum and Gold headsets and third-party headsets also work with a USB or 3.5mm connection on the PS5.

Finally, Sony mentions that not all accessories may be supported. The company therefore recommends consulting the manufacturer for each product if needed.

The PlayStation 5 will be released this fall. A price and release date are not yet known.