Sony Computer Entertainment (SCE) Worldwide studios boss Shuhei Yoshia has revealed some of the experiences he would most like to see on the Project Morpheus virtual reality (VR) headset. Speaking at the Game Developers Conference (GDC) in San Francisco last month, Yoshida said that he’d be interested in experiences in which his children could visit museums or feed dinosaurs among other things.
“You know, one application that I would really like to get my children to be able to experience is something like visiting the museum or feeding dinosaurs,” Yoshida told Polygon. “Some things like that would be very expensive to try, but it would be easy with Morpheus. But we have to know what the impact, or the lower age that we can safely say that you can try this, or you can try this but not longer than an hour or so. But in terms of the older age, we are a big fan of the YouTube video of a 90-year-old lady trying the Oculus. I can totally see when I become older, I don’t want to make a trip to other parts of the world, but I would really love to visit the places where I had all these great memories.
“So it’s going to be even greater for older people, the giving the ability to go above, beyond their physical limits to get to somewhere else.”
Project Morpheus was revealed at GDC in March for use with the PlayStation 4 console. While the reveal event for the device focused on games, the company did discuss other applications for the technology such as virtual tourism. Could SCE itself be working on these types of experiences? VRFocus will continue to follow the device’s development and report back with all the latest.