In December 2014 Sony Computer Entertainment (SCE) will host an event unlike anything the company has attempted before. The PlayStation Experience will take place on 6th and 7th December in Las Vegas, Nevada, allowing fans and press to get an early look at the videogame line-up for SCE’s PlayStation 4 console going into 2015 and beyond. As you might expect, the company will also be using the event to show off its virtual reality (VR) hardware, Project Morpheus.
SCE this week confirmed that the prototype for Project Morpheus, which is currently a codename, will be available for hands-on time at the event. As the company points out, this marks the first consumer showing for Project Morpheus in the US, having previously been on display for attendees of Gamescom in Germany and Tokyo Game Show in Japan. The company notes that it wants fans to ‘to try out the future of gaming and give us your feedback.’
Project Morpheus was revealed earlier in the year at the Game Developers Conference (GDC), where SCE hosted an hour-long reveal of the device. Since then the kit has only made small appearances at industry events, occasionally showcasing new demos. The current prototype for the device is similar to the Oculus Rift’s second development kit (DK2) in that it features positional tracking and a 1080p display, albeit an LCD one as opposed to DK2’s low-latency OLED panel. Details on updated hardware or a release date are yet to be shared.
VRFocus will continue to follow Project Morpheus, reporting back with all the latest updates on its progress.
UPDATE: The article originally stated that the PlayStation Experience takes place on 6th to 7th November. This was a mistake; the event actually runs on 6th to 7th December. VRFocus apologies for the error.