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Oculus CEO ‘really excited’ for Project Morpheus, says VR ‘needs more than one company’

Whenever a member of the Oculus VR team takes part in an interview about the company’s Oculus rift virtual reality (VR) head-mounted display (HMD) a question about the Project Morpheus HMD for PlayStation 4 isn’t far off. Many have wondered how Oculus VR and Sony Computer Entertainment (SCE) will co-exist going forward as they both try to promote their VR HMDs. Different members of Oculus VR have had different things to say about the device, although CEO Brendan Iribe at the very least is ‘excited’ for it.

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Iribe said as much in a recent interview with Bloomberg. When asked if he saw SCE as a competitor, Iribe replied: “Not so much a competitor. I mean, the virtual reality space needs more than one company. We hope that its an incredible industry that explodes and has many companies. And so there’ll be a number of different hardware companies, there’ll be software companies. We are really excited to see what Sony creates. We are focussing our partnership right now on Samsung. We want to get it right and that’s our focus today is getting it right with Samsung.”

SCE revealed Project Morpheus back in March 2014 although hasn’t released much information about the device since then. Meanwhile, Oculus VR revealed its Crescent Bay Oculus Rift prototype last month, representing a big leap from the previous second development kit (DK2) and Project Morpheus itself. SCE’s current plans to reveal more about Project Morpheus are currently unknown.

VRFocus will continue to follow the future of both HMDs closely, reporting back with any further updates on both.