A surprise addition to the San Diego Comic Con (SDCC) line-up has been revealed today, as Sony Computer Entertainment (SCE) will be bringing their highly anticipated Project Morpheus head-mounted display (HMD) to the event. Playable to members of the public, the PlayStation 4 virtual reality (VR) experience will be located off-site but remains accessible to those with passes to SDCC.
First revealed at the Game Developer’s Conference (GDC), San Francisco, over a year ago, Project Morpheus has made significant progress and begin to look like a true competitor in the burgeoning field of HMDs. Set to launch early next year, SCE are keen to offer the public the chance to get hands-on with the VR device, keenly admitting that the ‘biggest challenge’ Project Morpheus faces is that people simply haven’t yet tried it.
To gain access to the Project Morpheus showcase attendees of SDCC must register their interest via The Nerd Machine, downloading the Nerd HQ app for either iOS or Android and selecting an available timeslot. Entry is free, though there is an additional fee for select panels running alongside the event. It has not yet been confirmed which software demos will be playable on Project Morpheus.
SDCC takes place 10th – 12th July 2015, at the San Diego Convention Center. VRFocus is at the event and will bring you all the latest details on the VR presence at SDCC direct from the show floor.