It’s been a busy few months for Sony Computer Entertainment (SCE) and its Project Morpheus virtual reality (VR) head-mounted display (HMD) for PlayStation 4. The kit has been sent off to various events around the globe and, at E3 in June, had a number of new videogames announced for it. Fans are holding out for more news on the device at both Tokyo Game Show (TGS) next month and Paris Games Week (PGW) in October but, until that time, the company has released a brand new video on Project Morpheus that can be seen below.
Several figureheads behind Project Morpheus are talking about the device here, showcasing clips of popular tech demos such as London Heist and even upcoming releases like RIGS: Mechanised Combat League and EVE: Valkyrie. Names include Nicolas Doucet of SCE Japan Studios, Dave Ranyard of SCE London Studio and, of course, SCE Head of Worldwide Studios, Shuhei Yoshida. Intriguingly, Anton Mikhailov also makes his first appearance since heading to Dreams developer Media Molecule, which has fuelled speculation that said title supports VR.
The short video sees this group discuss the benefits of VR and what it means for traditional videogame development among other aspects.
Project Morpheus is set to release in the first half of 2016, though a more solid release date and pricing are yet to be announced. The kit’s current design boasts a 1080p OLED display with a 120Hz refresh rate that’s capable of ‘reprojecting’ some titles in 120fps. Developers have the choice of creating experiences for both the standard Dualshock 4 controller or SCE’s own motion controllers, PlayStation Move, for use with the device. Recently, SCE confirmed that it would be hosting its second PlayStation Experience fan event towards the end of the year, where more of the HMD will hopefully be seen.
VRFocus will continue to follow Project Morpheus closely, reporting back with any further updates on it.