On Wednesday afternoon in Berlin, Sony took the stage at IFA 2015 to unveil a new lineup of consumer electronics stretching across multiple product categories. Although the smartphone stole the spotlight, there were a few other highlights as well, so we’ve decided to collect the three announcements that stuck out to us and round them up below.
Every time I get my eyes on the latest VR project, it further strengthens my resolve that virtual reality is more than another fad. When the Oculus Rift and Project Morpheus launch next year, the landscape of gaming is going to begin to change, and it’s concepts like The London Heist that are going to lead the way. More →
Sony will soon unveil everything there is to know about Project Morpheus’ launch, but the first details regarding gaming on the PS4 virtual reality headset have already been shared with some members of the media – and they paint a glorious future for VR gaming. A new piece in Wired tells the story of Sony’s secret weapon for VR: one of its partners is already working on first-person shooter games that would be played with a special gun accessory that nobody else has, and which will fix critical issues with such games, at least when VR is involved. More →
The first day of E3, as you can read in my Day One Report, was relatively tame. In between my meetings with Microsoft, I had plenty of time to explore the show floor, take some pictures for the inevitable E3 gallery and eat lunch at a reasonable hour. On the second day, that was not the case. More →
If you didn’t attend the Game Developers Conference this year, you missed out on the unveiling of Sony’s latest foray into virtual reality with Project Morpheus. But if you can’t stand missing out on the momentous occasion, the whole presentation is now online for your viewing pleasure. Sony President Shu Yoshida introduced Project Morpheus on stage last week over the course of an hour-long presentation where he explained the technology that powers the prototype device and gave developers a first look at what will be possible with the headset in the future. Along with the main event, Sony has also uploaded official hands-on videos showing the device in action. Check out both videos below.
Sony’s surprise announcement at the Game Developers Conference on Tuesday night wasn’t really much of a surprise, but Project Morpheus is an exciting look at the future of console gaming nonetheless. The Oculus Rift has proven to the world that virtual reality can be a viable form of entertainment, and now Sony is looking to capitalize on its competition’s success. One huge question remains: can either device be affordable for the average consumer? More →
The rumors were true: Sony really has developed a virtual reality headset and it unveiled it at the Game Developers Conference on Tuesday. Computer and Video Games reports that Sony officially took the wraps off its Project Morpheus VR headset that it said represents “the next innovation from PlayStation that may well shape the future of games.” Sony will demonstrate a prototype of the headset at GDC on Wednesday and it will serve as the first virtual reality software development kit for PlayStation 4 developers. Richard Marks, Sony’s head of research and development, said that Project Morpheus “is special because it gives you a feeling of being somewhere else.” Sony has even gotten some help from NASA on Project Morpheus, as Computer and Video Games says that the first demonstration on the headset will be a virtual walkthrough of Mars based on NASA terrain data.