Update: VRFocus can confirm that Thief is back up and working again at GDC.
Sony Computer Entertainment (SCE) has experienced a slight hiccup at its booth for the newly-announced Project Morpheus virtual reality (VR) headset at the Game Developers Conference (GDC) this week. As VRFocus reported yesterday, the company was set to demo a playable version of Eidos Montreal’s Thief running on PlayStation 4 in VR on the show floor today but the demo seems to have crashed.
The experience was running for around 10 minutes at the start of the day before the problems arose. As a result, SCE was forced to reuse yesterday’s demo experience, EVE Valkyrie, which is currently available to play instead.
These technical issues likely aren’t anything to worry about. Project Morpheus was revealed to be in a prototype stage during its reveal on Tuesday, 18th March 2014, and other demos have reportedly run without a hitch. In all likeliehood it’s simply the software that’s experincing issues. That said, Thief hasn’t been confirmed for a full VR conversion, so this might have been the only chance to see the title running on a headset.
VRFocus will continue to follow any and all developments on Project Morpheus.