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PlayStation VR’s JoysoundVR Gets New Details

Sony Computer Entertainment (SCE) may have finally changed the codename of its Project Morpheus virtual reality (VR) head-mounted display (HMD) to the final name of PlayStation VR earlier this week, but that’s not all that’s new for the kit. After a summer of events that have seen the same demos rolled out to the likes of E3, Gamescom and PAX, there’s finally some new content on display at this year’s Tokyo Game Show (TGS) in Japan. Among these new experiences is a karaoke videogame named JoysoundVR. With the TGS show floor now open, the first details about this title have arrived.

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Wired has already gotten its hands on Joysound VR and explained some more about the experience, the first screenshots of which have already come in. According to the site, the piece films players using 3D, 360 degree panoramic cameras that allow players to see themselves on stage as they sing. One song features a group of Japanese schoolgirls joining the player while another sees them sing in a city park surrounded by cherry blossom trees that bloom around them as they progress. The lyrics for songs appear on a virtual screen below the player.

The use of third-party cameras is something entirely new for the PlayStation 4, the console that runs with PlayStation VR. This also suggests that, like the TGS demos for Final Fantasy XIV Online and Dynasty Warriors 8, this title might not be destined to arrive as a retail product once PlayStation VR has been released in the first half of 2016. That’s not confirmed, however, and fans will have to wait for official information from either SCE or the title’s creators to find out more.

VRFocus will continue to follow each and every experience for PlayStation VR, reporting back with the latest updates