E3 2015 was a big event for Project Morpheus, the virtual reality (VR) head-mounted display (HMD) for PlayStation 4. While the kit was barely present at Sony Computer Entertainment’s (SCE’s) annual press conference, it made up for lost ground on the show floor with around 20 experiences on display. But SCE isn’t stopping there; the company is seemingly preparing to reveal yet more Project Morpheus titles at the upcoming Tokyo Game Show (TGS), which is running from 17th – 20th September 2015 in Japan.
Shuhei Yoshida, SCE’s Head of Worldwide Studios, revealed as much in a recent talk with GamesIndustry.biz. “Yes, that’s how you see 20 games at E3,” Yoshida replied when asked if there were developer kits for Project Morpheus already with studios outside of its own first-party group. “Actually we had to turn down some of the submissions for E3 so more than 20 submissions were already there. And more devs are working on games for TGS.” SCE’s specific plans for TGS are yet to be revealed, although the company traditionally hosts another press conference either before or during the show.
Given the location of the show, it’s likely that many of the experiences planned for a TGS reveal are from Japanese studios. Last year saw SCE announce a brand new Project Morpheus tech demo at the show in the form of Summer Lesson. Created by Tekken director Katsuhiro Harada, the piece placed players in a dorm room with a girl as she studied. It somewhat expectedly caused controversy at reveal, but was included as one of the demos on the E3 show floor this year, complete with a new environment and character.
Project Morpheus itself is expected to launch in the first half of 2016. A more specific release date and pricing are yet to be announced. VRFocus will continue to follow SCE’s progress with the device, reporting back with any further updates on it.