The Golf Club Dev ‘Among the First’ to Get Access to Project Morpheus
HB Studios has confirmed that it is working with Sony Computer Entertainment’s (SCE) Project Morpheus virtual reality (VR) headset for its upcoming golf simulation title, The Golf Club on PlayStation 4. The developer said as much, revealing that it was ‘among the first’ set of developers to have access to SCE’s VR technology, and that it was ‘anxious’ to see how Project Morpheus could fit into its upcoming videogame. Support for the PlayStation Move motion controller has also been confirmed.
“And finally, we’ve had the amazing opportunity to be among the first developers to have access to the newly announced Project Morpheus VR tech – and we’ve been exploring how we could possibly integrate this into The Golf Club,” executive producer Peter Garcin wrote on the PlayStation Blog. “Golf seems like an excellent fit for this kind of technology – the ability to look around your environment and really live inside the procedural courses is really exciting. We’re anxious to see what we can do with this new tech and how we can create a compelling VR experience for The Golf Club with Morpheus.”
The Golf Club will be coming to the PlayStation 4 in summer 2014. SCE itself has gone on record to confirm that Project Morpheus won’t be launching this year. This means that any support that does make it into the title will have to be patched in at a later date. The title is described as a ‘realistic gold simulation’ experience, featuring procedurally generated courses that provides a limitless supply of levels. Those courses can then be tweaked and shared online.
The developer also called the PlayStation Move support for the title ‘promising’ at this early stage, and was working to make it so that support is a valid option for competitive play. VRFocus will continue to follow The Golf Club‘s progress moving forward and report back with any more updates on how the title is shaping up.