The PlayStation 4’s Project Morpheus is one of the hottest topics in virtual reality (VR) right now, promising to offer a comparable console experience to that of the Oculus Rift. While Sony Computer Entertainment (SCE) announced a launch window at the Game Developers Conference (GDC), San Francisco, back in March, the company has been tight-lipped about the price point. One retailer may have set those wheels in motion however, launching a pre-order campaign with a price of €399 Euros.
Project Morpheus is the PlayStation 4’s proprietary VR head-mounted display (HMD). Originally revealed at GDC 2014, a new prototype was unveiled alongside the launch window of ‘first half 2016’ earlier this year. SCE has not commented on price, however the expectation has been that the device would launch in a similar range to the Oculus Rift, for which development kits currently ship at $350 USD.
The retailer listing simply offers a price and re-confirms the launch window. Consumers are able to pre-order Project Morpheus, but it does not state what comes packaged with the product nor are any software titles listed. It should be noted that the listing also uses an image of the originally revealed prototype hardware, not the current model. Furthermore, it is known that ‘Project Morpheus’ will not likely be the final name for the consumer version of the HMD.
The potential leak comes via Gameware, an online retailer specifically targeting the German market. The price point of €399 is certainly above that which has been expected thus far and no confirmation of whether or not this is accurate is available at present. VRFocus has contacted SCE for more details and will report back with any response given.