Horizon Call Of The Mountain PS5 PSVR2

While main series protagonist Aloy will feature in some form, PSVR2 launch game Horizon Call of the Mountain places you in the shoes of a new character: Shadow Carja soldier Ryas. A new PlayStation Blog post has detailed more of his backstory ahead of the title's 22nd February 2023 launch, revealing how he has purposefully gotten himself captured so he can atone for his sins.

Ryas was one of the soldiers on the wrong end of Mad Sun-King Jiran's demise at the hands of his son Avad, so he helped to form the Carja in Shadow tribe following the brutal Red Raids. In an effort to regain his honour, Ryas will help Sun-King Avad by investigating a new threat in the post-apocalyptic universe. Along the way, the new protagonist will meet both new friends and former foes who will struggle to get to grips with the fact Ryas is now fighting on their side.

Narrative director Ben McCaw said: "We took the Horizon experience and built it from the ground up for VR. And for this, we felt we needed a new protagonist. As a master climber, hunter, and explorer, Ryas offers the perfect viewpoint of the sweeping vistas and dangerous wilds of Horizon."

We recently posted a Horizon Call of the Mountain PSVR2 Preview, in which we described the game as the headset's showpiece title due to its graphical upgrade over games on the original PSVR headset and how involved the gameplay loop seems to be. "It's easy to see why Sony has positioned Horizon Call of the Mountain as the premier PSVR2 title, outside of the obvious fact it's developed in-house. With the Horizon IP backing it, the new headset releases with a fantastic experience set around the same time as Zero Dawn and Forbidden West."

[source blog.playstation.com]