As expected, Sony has lifted the lid on their new virtual reality technology for the PlayStation 4.
During a special Game Developers Conference presentation, Sony revealed Project Morpheus, which is the PS4's VR initiative that will "push the game industry forward."
The current build is "by no means the final prototype," Sony said, and they'll continue to improve the device as time goes on. Sony Worldwide Studios president Shuhei Yoshida added that "nothing elevates the level of immersion better than VR," and Dr. Richard Marks (part of Sony's R&D department) added that VR will eventually become the "preferred medium." First up will be a demo that lets the player feel like they're standing on the surface of Mars; Sony teamed up with NASA for it.
Marks made it clear that if Project Morpheus is to get off the ground, it needs to be accessible. Basically, it can't be over-complicated or uncomfortable. And yes, it will obviously compete with Oculus Rift, so we'll have to see how that new rivalry unfolds…
Me, I'll never do VR. But I'm sure it's the wave of the future.