New Horizon PlayStation VR2 game will "change what AAA means for VR"

By Kes Eylers-Stephenson,
PlayStation VR2 game Horizon Call of the Mountain was revealed yesterday alongside the specs of the new virtual reality headset. After a bit of concern over the trailer, ex-Guerrilla Games dev Chris James made some bold claims.


Under development by PlayStation Studios double act of Firesprite Games and Guerrilla (after it finished up Horizon Forbidden West on February 18th), PS VR2 is set to have a huge IP straight out of the gate with Horizon Call of the Mountain. However, there have been concerns about the initial trailer only showing an on rail sequence. We needn't worry, it seems, because ex-Guerrilla Games senior world designer Chris James is very clear this title will be a new frontier.

In his tweet, James qualifies that "this [has] been in the works for a while." This suggests a lot of care and effort has been put into making the game just right. James goes on to say: "I didn’t work on it, but I promise you this will change what AAA means for VR. It's amazing." Them's fighting words! The benchmark thus far for VR has been Half-Life: Alyx over on PC, so James is really building the hype here. Though he didn't work on the game, there is a suggestion in his confidence that the dude knows exactly what is going on with the title. Keep those expectations in check, though.

What do you think of what James tweeted? Do you believe Firesprite and Guerilla are capable of cooking up something that good? Let us know in the comments!
Kes Eylers-Stephenson
Written by Kes Eylers-Stephenson
Hey, I'm Kes! I'm a Staff Writer, and I've been here since 2021. What do I like? The Outer Wilds is top notch. The Witcher 3 blew my mind over the course of five years completing it. I want Burnout back — I really miss crunching mechanical wonders into walls to the sound of Guns N' Roses. Cool, now we are acquainted, I'll see you around.