Sony to Give PS Plus Members ‘preferential access’ to Project Morpheus at TGS
It’s been known for a while now that Sony Computer Entertainment (SCE) will be bringing its Project Morpheus virtual reality (VR) head-mounted display (HMD) to this month’s Tokyo Game Show (TGS) in Japan. The company has even suggested that it will be revealing some new experiences for the PlayStation 4 peripheral at the event, perhaps during its recently scheduled press conference. Attendees will be able to try out Project Morpheus for themselves on the show floor, then, but there’s also a way to get ‘preferential access to these demos.
According to Gamespot, SCE will be offering members of its PlayStation 4 online subscription service, PS Plus, better access to the Project Morpheus stand on the show floor. It’s not clear exactly what this means, though it could well refer to queue jumps, given that VR HMDs are known to create long lines at any event. Exactly which Project Morpheus titles will be on display hasn’t been revealed, though the usual appearances from SCE London Studio’s London Heist and indie developer Frame’s Headmaster are safe bets.
This won’t be Project Morpheus’ first TGS; SCE took the HMD to last year’s event where it revealed a brand new tech demo in the form of Summer Lesson from Tekken‘s Katsuhiro Harada. The piece, which saw players interact with a girl as she worked in her room, caused controversy when it was first revealed and was actually pulled from the TGS show floor shortly after. It did, however, return at E3 2015 in June, and thus could also be showing at this year’s TGS. It may even have some sequels on the way.
Project Morpheus itself is due to launch in the first half of 2016. The kit boasts a 1080p OLED display with a 120Hz refresh rate that’s capable of ‘reprojecting’ titles at 120 frames per second. Details such as pricing are yet to be announced. VRFocus will continue to follow Project Morpheus closely, reporting back with any further details on the device.