Earlier tonight, Sony opened up their GDC 2014 presentation by revealing a brand new prototype of a VR Headset that they are currently calling Project Morpheus. SCE President Shu Yoshida made the announcement and described virtual reality as a market that will change the future of video games forever. Below are a few quotes from Yoshida in regards to the product and his vision on where virtual reality is headed:
“At SCE we view innovation as an opportunity to build on our mission to push the boundaries of play. Project Morpheus is the latest example of innovation from SCE, and we’re looking forward to its continued development and the games that will be created as development kits get into the hands of content creators. I have long dreamed about VR and the possibilities it brings in regards to game development. This new technology will deliver a sense of presence, where you as the player actually feel like you’re inside the game and your emotions feel that much more real.”
Yoshida added that this prototype has been in development for the last three years and that the studio is still trying to refine the look, feel, and functionality of the product. Project Morpheus is currently compatible with PlayStation Move, PS4 Dualshock controllers, and the PlayStation eye camera. While GDC 2014 attendees can try it out now, the headset is also being given to developers now who own PS4 dev kits. More news on this exciting new prototype will be revealed within the next couple of days.
Now that Sony is entering this market, what does this mean for the Oculus Rift? Would any of you use this headset to play games on your PS4? Please feel to let us know your thoughts on this and more in the comments section below.