Sony Computer Entertainment (SCE) has labelled the response from developers to its Project Morpheus virtual reality (VR) headset on PlayStation 4 as ‘incredible’. SCE Europe head of publisher and developer relations Agostino Simonetta said as much speaking at a recent panel, attended by VRFocus, focused on the device. Simonetta explained the the reception to the headset had been unlike anything the company has seen before with other peripherals.
“We obviously as part of PlayStation platforms have a lot of peripherals and one of our tasks when there’s a new peripheral is actually to go out and show it to the development community, the publishing community,” Simonetta explained at Develop’s ‘An Audience With Project Morpheus’ event in London. “I can simply say that the response we got with Project Morpheus when we announced it or what we have seen with Oculus is not something we have seen in the past.
“So from the guys that actually need to make this happen, the content creators the response has been incredible. So the challenges you have with some peripherals sometimes is that sometimes they work sometimes they don’t and the reason to work sometimes is content is there because they are interesting for the development community or just because they work. And sometimes we come out with peripherals that don’t work and they tend to die then fade away. VR, the response from the community has been amazing. So there’s gonna be content there people for that are very keen. So it’s been very promising.”
Sony revealed Project Morpheus at the 2014 Game Developers Conference but has been relatively quiet about the device since. Hopefully the encouraging response from developers will mean that the company has plenty of VR titles to show at this year’s E3 from June 10th – 12th. VRFocus will continue to follow Project Morpheus and report back with any more news on the device.