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Project Morpheus Now Officially Renamed to PlayStation VR

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Sony has announced during their SCEJA Press Conference that Project Morpheus is now officially known as PlayStation VR.

“The name ‘PlayStation VR’ not only directly expresses an entirely new experience from PlayStation that allows players to feel as if they are physically inside the virtual world of a game, but it also reflects our hopes that we want our users to feel a sense of familiarity as they enjoy this amazing experience,” said Masayasu Ito, EVP, Division president of PS Product Business and VP, Software Design Division, in a press release. “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.”

There will be lots of PlayStation VR demos playable this week at this year’s Tokyo Game Show, including Danganronpa VR, Final Fantasy XIV Online, and more.

PlayStation VR is launching in the first half of next year.

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6 comments
  1. Breezer
    Breezer
    September 15, 2015 at 9:17 am

    Final Fantasy 14? Really?

    And I don’t know jack shit about Dangan Ronpa but isn’t that a visual novel?

    Real top tier demos Sony. Wouldn’t it have been better to show off first person game play to prove the immersion is there?

  2. Sarracenia
    Sarracenia
    September 15, 2015 at 11:32 am

    Waste of a perfectly good name, really.

  3. DariusQ
    DariusQ
    September 15, 2015 at 12:44 pm

    VR will never be as immersive as sci-fi would have us believe. This is just going to be another flash in the pan gimmick before it fades away… again.

  4. InfectedAI
    InfectedAI
    September 15, 2015 at 4:19 pm

    I dunno, I’ve heard lots of good things from people who’ve tried things like the Oculus Rift. Heard playing Alien Isolation was horrifying and the space sims are great with it.

  5. Eighto
    Eighto
    September 15, 2015 at 7:09 pm

    I’m honestly really hyped for VR, but I can’t help but feel that Playstation VR is going to be left in the dust by the other headsets if VR actually does take off. There’s no news as far as I’ve heard of PSVR being used for more than their consoles, and there’s no telling how many companies will support the peripheral just on the PS4.
    It if works for PC as well, then I could definitely see it taking off.

  6. Immahnoob
    Immahnoob
    September 16, 2015 at 7:37 am

    This is where an argument from emotion would fit perfectly. You probably haven’t tried it and you’re comparing apples and oranges (I suppose what came to your mind was 3D, it’s nothing like that). Try it before talking, you’ll see this is far away from being just a gimmick, especially when put together with Cyberith or anything similar.