When Sony Computer Entertainment (SCE) revealed its Project Morpheus virtual reality (VR) head-mounted display (HMD) at the 2014 Game Developers Conference it stated that it was for use only with the PlayStation 4. At the time some VR enthusiasts expressed disappointment that the headset wouldn’t work with PC. Despite the company’s stance on PC support, Project Morpheus has been spotted running on PC at the 2014 SIGGRAPH Computer Graphics and Interactive Techniques Conference and Exhibition.
The discovery was made by Meant to Be Seen 3D, who found APU company AMD using the device to show off its technology. Speaking in an interview, senior manager Emmanuel Marquez revealed that the company had worked with SCE to bring one of its software exhibts to VR. The demo can even support six players using the device in the same world. A PlayStation Move motion controller is also used for pointing within the demo.
It’s certainly interesting to see Project Morpheus running with PC software, though don’t expect an announcement on a change of heart from the company’s wider stance with Project Morpheus. VRFocus will continue to follow the headset moving forward, reporting back with any further updates on its development.