Sony’s Project Morpheus VR system now gets a new name – PlayStation VR. The announcement was made today at the SCEJA Press Conference 2015 in Tokyo. There’s still no official release date for the headset which is due for release at some point in early 2016.
It’s official: Project Morpheus is now PlayStation VR!movement in concert with a PS4 camera.
experience,” said Masayasu Ito, EVP, Division president of PS Product Business and VP, Software Design Division.
He added, “We will continue to refine the hardware from various aspects, while working alongside 3rd party developers and publishers and SCE Worldwide Studios, in order to bring content that deliver exciting experiences only made possible with VR.”
PlayStation VR will compete with virtual reality headsets such as Facebook’s Oculus Rift, and the Vive developed by HTC and Valve. A report by PC Mag points out that Sony’s decision to rename Project Morpheus to PlayStation VR makes sense as the device will rely on the PlayStation 4 in order to get its content. In addition, it is also a gaming-focused product and using the PlayStation branding adds a bit more legitmacy to the device.
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