Sony has unveiled a new line of hardware called Inzone, which is aimed at the world of PC gaming.
Late last month, Sony unveiled a trio of new headsets and a couple of new monitors, making it certainly look like the company is ready to get serious about PC gaming again. The new lineup of tech, dubbed Inzone, aims to provide “features that will immerse gamers with full focus in the action,” according to a press release.
First up is the Inzone M9, a gaming monitor with HDR, 4K resolution and “Full Array Local Dimming”, which is just a nice chat, meaning you can change the brightness on specific parts of the screen. Which in turn helps you get better detail out of your images. The monitor also has a 144Hz refresh rate, an IPS display to get those rich colors, and a “1ms gray to gray response time for faster responses.”
And for those who want an even faster refresh rate, there’s the Inzone M3, which features Full HD 240Hz, also with 1ms GtG.
Then there are the three new headsets, the Inzone H9 with a battery life of 32 hours, the H7 with 40 hours and the H3, which is wired. All three have a flexible, flip-up boom microphone, complete with a mute function.
The H9 and H7 “both have a unique shape that allows the headphones to reproduce extremely high frequencies with high compliance, as well as authentic low frequencies for an immersive gaming experience.”
If you live somewhere quite noisy, the H9 headset is the best choice, as it has multiple noise-cancelling microphones to block out outside noise.
You can also download the Inzone Hub, a piece of software that connects to your headphones and can activate 360 spatial sound to better hear things like footsteps and movements.
And perhaps unsurprisingly, the M9 monitor has automatic HDR tone mapping, which can work with a PS5 to “automatically recognize the monitor during initial setup and optimize HDR settings”.
Sony discontinued its Vaio computer line a few years ago, but it’s clearly interested in getting back into the PC gaming market, even if it’s just through accessories. After all, if it’s going to put some of its biggest titles like Spider-Man on PC, of course Sony wants its games to look as good as possible. And why not on its brand new hardware?