Next week sees the biggest event in the videogame calendar, E3, take place in Los Angeles, California. Videogame fans can expect the latest updates from every major publisher and a wide range of developers both big and small. All eyes are on Sony Computer Entertainment (SCE) in particular, as the company is set to provide more details on its Project Morpheus virtual reality (VR) head-mounted display (HMD) for the PlayStation 4 at the show. In fact, VRFocus has recently learned just about much of a focus the company will be devoting to its device at this year’s event.
VRFocus has been told by sources close to SCE that Project Morpheus will be seeing a ‘big push’ at the company’s annual press conference on 15th June 2015. Following that, ‘around half’ of its booth space, which is already known to be sizeable, will be devoted to showing the device. Videogames on display are said to be ‘first-party and exclusive Morpheus titles’ only, meaning anything also appearing on the Oculus Rift or HTC Vive won’t be featured. Many of these titles will have likely already been revealed in that press conference.
Full first-party videogames are something that Project Morpheus hasn’t seen yet. While a handful of third-party projects have been revealed, the closest thing to first-party content seen on the device are the range of tech demos from SCE London Studio that have accompanied the kit to many of its showcases over the past year.
SCE has already confirmed that Project Morpheus will be releasing in the first half of 2016. Back at the 2015 Game Developers Conference (GDC) in March the company introduced a new prototype for the kit, which boasted a 1080p OLED display with a 120Hz refresh rate that allows for some videogames to be ‘reprojected’ at this framerate.
VRFocus will continue to follow Project Morpheus closely, reporting back with any further updates on its progress.