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Sony on Project Morpheus: ‘We want to provide value’

The Project Morpheus virtual reality (VR) head-mounted display (HMD) is rapidly becoming a highlight of the PlayStation 4’s future profile, and yet no release date or price has yet been announced for the device. Richard Marks, Director of PlayStation Magic Labs, wants to ensure that the product that is eventually delivered to consumers ‘provides value’.

“We do want people to understand what we’re offering them.” States Marks in an interview with VRFocus. “We want to provide a really good value to people, so that’s really what we’re focussing on right now.”

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When Marks states ‘value’ he’s not so much talking about price point, but rather creating a worthwhile VR experience on the PlayStation 4 console. There has been much debate as to whether or not Project Morpheus can compete with the Oculus Rift on a level footing considering the power of the PlayStation 4 is decidedly limited when compared to that of a high-end PC, but Marks is convinced his team can deliver an experience that consumers will be happy with.

“We want to have it be that when they first try VR that it’s an experience that they’re really happy that they… you know, experienced.” Explains Marks. “I think that some people are confused by what VR is so we’re doing our best to explain what our goals are with VR and… I don’t think though, that’s it’s like most of the world will have tried VR by the time that [Project] Morpheus hits the market.”

As stated above, no release date or price has yet been announced for Project Morpheus. Further details, including software support, are expected to be forthcoming over the next few months and VRFocus will keep you updated with all the latest details.