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Take a closer look at the tribes of Horizon Forbidden West, including the Utaru and Tenakth

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The next chapter of Aloy’s story begins on February 18, and as she crosses into the frontier of the Forbidden West, she will encounter tribes both strange and familiar. From the border settlements of the Carja and Oseram, to the blighted fields of the Utaru in Plainsong, to the battle-worn Clan Lands of the Tenakth, new alliances and deadly enemies await.

Join us as we take a closer look at the denizens of the frontier, their lands, and their customs – but do not expect to learn all their secrets. As Aloy will discover, the only way to unravel the mysteries of the Forbidden West is to explore it for yourself.

Take a closer look at the tribes of Horizon Forbidden West, including the Utaru and Tenakth

(For Southeast Asia) “Gran Turismo® 7” Physical Editions Pre-Order starts from 7th January 2022

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Pre-order for PS5 and PS4 software “Gran Turismo® 7” physical editions, which will be released on 4th March 2022, will be available from 7th January 2022 at all PlayStation Authorized Dealers and Sony Stores. Customers who pre-order any edition of “Gran Turismo® 7” physical edition will receive digital contents of 100,000 CR (in-game credit) and a Three-car pack*1, and stand a chance to receive physical premium – “Metal and Leather Keychain” by pre-ordering either the Standard Physical Edition or 25th Anniversary Edition (while stocks last). Please check with local retailers for details of the physical pre-order mechanic.

The suggested retail price of Standard Physical Edition and 25th Anniversary Edition (PS5 & PS4) will be available at special prices as followed:

CountryStandard Physical Edition PS5Standard Physical Edition PS425th Anniversary Edition PS5/PS4
SingaporeSGD 97.90SGD 79.90SGD 123
ThailandTHB 2,290THB 1,990THB 2,890
MalaysiaRM 299RM 249RM 379
IndonesiaIDR 1,029,000IDR 879,000IDR 1,329,000
PhilippinesPHP 3,490PHP 2,990PHP 4,490
VietnamVND 1,799,000VND 1,499,000VND 2,299,000

Digital version pre-orders for “Gran Turismo® 7” are now available on PlayStation™Store (PS Store). You’ll have the option to choose between the Standard Digital Edition (PS5 / PS4) and 25th Anniversary Digital Deluxe Edition (PS5 & PS4) – both of which include the full game and the bonus incentives digital contents of 100,000 CR and a Three-car pack*1 for pre-order purchase.

Website: https://www.playstation.com/en-sg/games/gran-turismo-7/

Pre-order any edition of Gran Turismo® 7 to receive:

  • 100,000 CR (in-game credit) *1
  • Three-car pack, including:*1
    • MAZDA RX-VISION GT3 CONCEPT Stealth Model
    • Porsche 917 LIVING LEGEND ’14
    • Toyota Supra GT500 ’97 (Castrol TOM’S)

Standard Physical Edition PS5 / PS4 (Retail)

Final Fantasy X and X-2 producer reflects on the innovative PS2 titles

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We put a lot of ‘new’ in Final Fantasy X. It was the first game in the Final Fantasy series to be built in full 3D, we introduced new types of presentation, a new battle system… it even came out on new hardware. It also spawned the first direct sequel in the series’ history – Final Fantasy X-2.

This game was similarly fresh, and had a very different style, tone, and structure to the rest of the series.

I worked as producer on Final Fantasy X and its sequel. With both available on PlayStation Now in Final Fantasy X | X-2 HD Remaster, I thought I’d share some memories of working on these very special games.

Final Fantasy X

Final Fantasy X was the first game in the series to be developed for the PS2. There are always challenges and decisions to be made when working with new hardware, and that was certainly the case for Final Fantasy X.

The PlayStation 2 effect

One key decision we faced was around the visuals. Even though the PS2 offered a big increase in power from the original PlayStation, there was still a limit to the hardware specs, so to depict the new graphical style, we had to choose whether to prioritize resolution or the number of colors.

Initially, we thought it would be beneficial to use more colors – we thought that would help us really depict the world of Spira in a vibrant way. However, when we looked at the trends in other companies’ games released while we were working on development, it became increasingly clear that fans were hoping for higher resolution next-gen games.

As a result, we switched from focusing on the number of colors to making the game as high resolution as possible – and we did this about six months before the master deadline!

This meant we had to make major modifications to the game we’d made so far, which was a big risk in terms of the schedule. Fortunately, our excellent programmers and designers did a wonderful job.

In the end, a ‘high-res’ Final Fantasy X was born, and we were able to achieve the sort of high-end visuals you’d expect from a next- gen console.

An in-Spira-ing world

The new visual style added other challenges too. For example, Final Fantasy X was the first game in the series to not include a world map – this is because the game was built in full 3D, and that’s expensive!

As game creators, we sometimes have to make decisions that balance game design with ballooning production costs. In this case, dropping the overworld map was the most realistic solution we had available.

Our prior games, Final Fantasy VII and Final Fantasy VIII had been set in steampunk and science fiction-inspired worlds respectively, so we wanted to do something different.

This might be also the reason why Art Director Yusuke Naora came up with the concept of having a world with an Asian feel to it, and that became the inspiration for Spira.

New battle plans

That wasn’t the only break from tradition introduced in Final Fantasy X either – we also reinvented the combat system.

The previous few games had used the Active Time Battle (ATB) system

Horizon Call of the Mountain Revealed for PlayStation VR2

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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!

PlayStation VR2 and PlayStation VR2 Sense controller: the next generation of VR gaming on PS5

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Happy New Year everyone.

It is my great pleasure to start off 2022 with news on our next generation virtual reality system for the PS5 console, starting with the official name: PlayStation VR2, and our new VR controller, PlayStation VR2 Sense controller.

PlayStation VR2 takes VR gaming to a whole new level, enabling a greater sense of presence and allowing players to escape into game worlds like never before. With the headset on and controllers in hand, players will feel a heightened range of sensations unlike any other – thanks to the creativity of the game worlds being built by our world class developers, and the latest technology incorporated into the hardware.

Building upon our innovations from PS5, PlayStation VR2 adds a true next-gen experience with high-fidelity visuals, new sensory features, and enhanced tracking – along with a simplified single-cord setup. 

  • Visual Fidelity: For a high-fidelity visual experience, PS VR2 offers 4K HDR, 110-degree field of view, and foveated rendering. With an OLED display, players can expect a display resolution of 2000×2040 per eye and smooth frame rates of 90/120Hz.
  • Headset-based Controller Tracking: With inside-out tracking, PS VR2 tracks you and your controller through integrated cameras embedded in the VR headset. Your movements and the direction you look at are reflected in-game without the need for an external camera.
  • New Sensory Features: PS VR2 Sense Technology combines eye tracking, headset feedback, 3D Audio, and the innovative PS VR2 Sense controller to create an incredibly deep feeling of immersion. Headset feedback is a new sensory feature that amplifies the sensations of in-game actions from the player. It’s created by a single built-in motor with vibrations that add an intelligent tactile element, bringing players closer to the gameplay experience. For example, gamers can feel a character’s elevated pulse during tense moments, the rush of objects passing close to the character’s head, or the thrust of a vehicle as the character speeds forward. Additionally, PS5’s Tempest 3D AudioTech makes sounds in the player’s surroundings come alive, adding to this new level of immersion.
  • Eye Tracking: With eye tracking, PS VR2 detects the motion of your eyes, so a simple look in a specific direction can create an additional input for the game character. This allows players to interact more intuitively in new and lifelike ways, allowing for a heightened emotional response and enhanced expression that provide a new level of realism in gaming. 

All of these advancements in PlayStation VR2, combined with the haptic feedback and adaptive triggers from the PS VR2 Sense controllers, enable players to feel and interact with games in a much more visceral way. PS VR2 will also have a simple setup process — with a single cable connected directly to PS5, you can immediately jump into the VR experience.

Today we are also pleased to reveal that one of the biggest exclusive franchises on PlayStation will be coming to PS VR2 – Horizon Call of the Mountain from Guerrilla and Firesprite. This original game is being built specifically for PS VR2 and will open the doors for players to go deeper into the world of Horizon.

I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s exciting updates. Just remember, this is only a taste of things to come, and I can’t wait to share more details with you about PS VR2. In the meantime, below is the list of official specifications.

PlayStation VR2 Specifications

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