During Sony’s GDC 2014 presentation they announced their VR headset for the Playstation 4 currently called Project Morpheus. Playstation head Shuhei Yoshida said that virtual reality “may very well shape the future of games by increasing immersion with a sense of presence while playing.” Early development of the VR headset was shown and with a playstation move controller duct taped to the the device itself for motion tracking.
Mr. Yoshida was quoted as saying “We believe Morpheus will further enhance the world of PlayStation 4 with seamless integration with PlayStation Camera, DualShock 4, and PS Move,”
Dr.Richard Marks, head of Playstation research and development, said that the VR headset would be used for than just games. He mentioned a project he’s been working on in partnership with NASA which end up being a virtual tour of the planet Mars.
Sony mentioned other companies were already on board and developing for the headset including Epic games and Crytek as well as software that will already be compatible with it including the most recently released Thief and the previously exclusive, but no longer exclusive to Oculus VR EVE Valkyrie.
I think everyone is unsure about the future of Virtual reality. Im sure if your old enough to remember previous attempts at VR like the comic book themed light sword game at Walt Disney’s Disney Quest, Know that it can be nauseating, headache inducing, and down right not fun.
The look and design of the current prototype is very forward thinking. With the visor hanging googles combination shows they’re looking to people with issue in claustrophobia and motion sickness as well as just general problems people could have with wearing mini-TVs on their face. Im cautiously optimistic at the future of VR.