It’s not long now until the 2015 Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) is finally upon us. This year’s show runs from 16th – 18th June and is set to be hugely important for virtual reality (VR). Sony Computer Entertainment (SCE) is set to showcase its Project Morpheus head-mounted display (HMD) for the PlayStation 4 at the event while Oculus VR will also be there, hopefully with the consumer version of its Oculus Rift HMD for PC. Now the floor plan for this year’s event has been revealed, showing a large space dedicated to Oculus VR and an even larger one for SCE.
As revealed by NeoGAF user Rösti, both SCE and Oculus VR will be located in the West Hall of the Los Angeles Convention Centre this year. Oculus VR’s space can be seen in the image below, encouragingly dwarfing many of the surrounding areas. Of course, the company’s stand still looks small in comparison to SCE’s, which will be likely be showing far more than just Project Morpheus at its three booths. As expected, the only companies to match SCE’s presence are Microsoft and Nintendo, both with their own platforms to promote.
Both Oculus VR and SCE will have likely made their biggest announcements before anyone is allowed on the show floor itself. The latter has a pre-E3 show set for next week on 11th June, while SCE will be hosting its annual press conference on 15th June. Hopefully both will have plenty of new hardware and software to show that will then be available for everyone attending to get their hands on. The Oculus Rift releases in Q1 2016 and Project Morpheus will also arrive in the first half of next year, making this likely the last E3 before either’s launch.
VRFocus will be at E3 this year to bring you all of the latest updates from each and every VR company.