Tag: Project Morpheus
TGS 2015 Project Morpheus Officially Renamed PlayStation VR
To the point
Project Morpheus is set to release in 2016, so it probably deserves a proper name. Fortunately, platform holder Sony announced during its pre-Tokyo Game Show press conference earlier today that the upcoming peripheral will be known as PlayStation VR when it hits store shelves. It's an obvious name, but we reckon that it gets the job...
News Sony Lines Up Stellar EGX 2015 Offering
Uncharted! Project Morpheus! PSone! Shuhei Yoshida!
Sony rarely ever skips video game conventions – and it's planning to descend upon EGX 2015 later this year in a pretty major way. The headline for attendees of the Birmingham convention will be the appearance of Shuhei Yoshida, as the Worldwide Studios executive will star as part of a panel about...
News Sony: PlayStation Innovation Is Simply Unparalleled
Firm committed to offering the best place to play
Sony has, on occasion, garnered a reputation for being a bit of a copy cat. Products like the PlayStation Move, for example, are often flaunted as an example of the organisation's lack of creativity. But in truth, the platform holder has been innovating since it entered the market, with the PSone's...
News Sony Wants Studio Ghibli Inspired Artists for Project Morpheus Exclusive
Sony's new first-party studio based in the North West of England is still hiring, and now it's looking for an Environment Artist with a "stylised folio similar to Studio Ghibli". The famed Japanese animation house has been pumping out hits in a certain style for years, but you'll probably best know the firm for its collaboration with...
News Sony: We Cannot Entertain People Without Trying New Ideas
Platform holder discusses importance of Project Morpheus
Sony's always been an innovator in the video game industry. For those of you that haven't been around for the ride, the PSone dragged the medium kicking and screaming into a polygonal era, while the PlayStation 2 introduced all-new technologies like the EyeToy. Even the PlayStation 3...
First Impressions Eyes-On with PS4's Virtual Reality Headset Project Morpheus
An early look at exclusives London Heist and RIGS
We've known about Project Morpheus – the PlayStation 4's proprietary virtual reality headset – for what feels like an eternity now, so we're definitely reaching that point where it's time for Sony to stop talking about the possibilities for the peripheral, and start proving why it's so important...
Gamescom 2015 Will PS4's VR Headset Project Morpheus Be Expensive?
Sony's hoping to find the right price
Project Morpheus clearly has plenty of potential, but Sony not only has to deliver on the technology, it also has to get this product into peoples' homes. And that's going to be a challenge for a couple of reasons: it needs to make sure that consumers actually try it for a start, but it also needs to ensure that...
News No Man's Sky Will Probably Work with Sony's VR Helmet
Imagine for a second, if you will, Hello Games gaffer Sean Murray speaking in a meek but amiable voice: "I don't know what I'm allowed to say." He's referring to Project Morpheus support in upcoming PlayStation 4 console exclusive No Man's Sky, suggesting that the game will likely be compatible with Sony's virtual reality headset...
News Danganronpa PS4 Morpheus Tech Demo Is as Crazy as You'd Expect
The maniacal Monokuma is scary enough on our PlayStation Vita screen, never mind directly in front of our eyes. Thanks to AllGamesBeta's YouTube channel, we've snagged a look at how a courtroom situation in Danganronpa would play out using Project Morpheus, Sony's virtual reality headset. The results are as weird as you'd expect, with...
Interview Blowing Battlezone's PS4 Reboot Wide Open
We talk to Rebellion about its Project Morpheus revival
Even in an industry obsessed with reboots and remasters, Battlezone is the last brand that we'd expect to be making a comeback. And yet the timing is practically perfect: Atari's iconic upright arcade cabinet embodied virtual reality in the 1980s, and now with Project Morpheus poised to...
E3 2015 Sony's Been Borrowing Ideas from Oculus, Says Yoshida
Both products will be launching "very, very soon"
Sony's biggest fear for Project Morpheus isn't that it will be outdone by the Oculus Rift; rather, the company is more concerned that virtual reality may never catch on. That's according to Shuhei Yoshida, the president of Sony's Worldwide Studios, who spoke to Polygon earlier today. "We know each...
E3 2015 Nintendo Doesn't Have High Hopes for Project Morpheus
"It's not fun"
Make no mistake, virtual reality is big at this year's E3. Sony may have cunningly glossed over Project Morpheus during its press conference, but it's pushing the headset in its booth in a big way. In fact, with even Microsoft joining the race in various different ways, Nintendo's the only current console maker to not have something...
E3 2015 Capcom's Morpheus Tech Demo Is Set in a Creepy Kitchen
Ready, steady, chop
Virtual reality is big right now, in case you hadn't noticed. There are a ton of games being announced for Project Morpheus, but there are just as many tech demos being revealed as well. It seems that rather than jumping right in, most big publishers are opting to experiment instead – and Capcom's own Kitchen is one title...
E3 2015 Arcade Classic Battlezone Targets Morpheus Reboot
Tank! Tank! Tank!
This author's a little too young to remember Battlezone, but for many it provided a formative arcade experience. For those that don't know, the cabinet came with a kind of periscope, which was used as a window into the polygonal action. Your objective in the Atari game was to bust wireframe tanks – and now Rebellion is bringing...
E3 2015 Godling Is a Gorgeous Morpheus Game Where You Play God
Gaze upon your kingdom
Ever wondered what it'd be like to be a God? The forthcoming Godling, a virtual reality title for the PlayStation 4, will attempt to answer that very question – as you must fill the shoes of a 'Toddler God' who awakens in a beautiful and natural world. Blessed with various powers, you can help to make your surroundings...
E3 2015 Why Didn't Sony Show More Morpheus During Its Presser?
The big rumour going into E3 2015 was that Sony was going to spotlight the PlayStation 4's innovative Project Morpheus headset pretty heavily during its press conference – but it didn't. While the headset was certainly discussed by gaffer Andrew House, it was only mentioned on stage for a matter of minutes. And speaking on the...
E3 2015 Guerrilla Cambridge's RIGS Marries Mechs with Morpheus
Mech it happen
Guerrilla isn't just working on Horizon: Zero Dawn for the PlayStation 4 – its satellite studio Cambridge is also, as rumoured, busy beavering away on a mech game. However, what we didn't know when we reported on this yesterday is that it will be Project Morpheus compatible – and it actually looks pretty cool. RIGS: Mechanized...
Weirdness This Project Morpheus Concept Will Make You Look Like an Idiot
We're excited for Project Morpheus, but let's be totally honest here – none of us are going to look cool using the headset. Of course, some games will be sillier than others – and a tech demo from Impulse Gear may just take the biscuit. The sci-fi shooter, a focus of Wired's article on Sony's fledgling virtual reality headset, takes...
News Sony: We Need to Convince PS4 Owners to Spend Several Hundred Dollars on Project Morpheus
More than 30 games in development
Project Morpheus is set to be the star of Sony's big E3 2015 media briefing tonight – but you may want to put your champagne on ice. Speaking as part of a Wired report – which, incidentally, mentions that Guerrilla Games will be present during the presser – Shuhei Yoshida, the president of PlayStation's...
E3 2015 Mixed Bag to Reveal 120FPS Project Morpheus Title
Promises the smoothest experience possible
So, it looks like we can talk about this now. The awesome Italian developer behind Futuridium EP Deluxe on the PlayStation 4 and Vita has notified us that it's working on a Project Morpheus game – and it will, according to studio co-founder Mauro Fanelli, be announced during Sony's press conference...
E3 2015 Loading Human Shoots for the Stars on Project Morpheus
Ready player one
And so it begins: the Project Morpheus software announcements are starting to arrive. We've heard word of two separate titles that will be on display at Sony's booth, though we're sworn to secrecy for the moment. Loading Human, it appears, we can talk about. The high-concept trailer embedded below should give you the general gist...
Rumour Around Half of Sony's E3 Booth Will Be Devoted to PS4's VR Push
Sony will be devoting a huge portion of its E3 2015 booth to PlayStation 4 virtual reality headset Project Morpheus, claims specialist site VRFocus. The website reckons that "sources close" to the company have informed it that it will be giving the peripheral a "big push" at the Los Angeles convention next week, which will result in...
Talking Point How Can Sony Sell You on Project Morpheus at E3 2015?
Making virtual reality a reality
Assuming that Project Morpheus isn't delayed, it'll be on store shelves by the time that E3 2016 rolls around. This means that Sony will presumably want to start shaping the promising PlayStation 4 peripheral into a real consumer product in Los Angeles next week, and that means that it's probably going to feature...
News Austrian Retailer Reckons Project Morpheus Will Cost €399
Nicht sehr gut
Penny-pinchers: look away now. Austrian retailer Gameware reckons that we'll be donning Sony's Project Morpheus in the second quarter of 2016 – and at a hefty price. The outlet has the high-tech PlayStation 4 headset listed for the jaw-dropping price of €399 ($449), slightly more than the console itself retails for in mainland...
News Get Inside GNOG's Head with Project Morpheus on PS4
Project Morpheus is less than a year away from release, and we're finally starting to see the first trickle of software announced for the ambitious accessory. GNOG, the latest addition to Sony's popular Pub Fund programme, is due out in 2016 on the PlayStation 4 – and will be fully compatible with the console's virtual reality headset...
News The Assembly Eyes Project Morpheus Launch on PS4
The truth will come out
This is exactly what Project Morpheus needs to succeed: original games built from the ground up for virtual reality. The Assembly, which was originally announced last year, has been re-engineered over the past 12 months – and is now aiming to release in 2016 alongside Sony's ambitious PlayStation 4 peripheral. It sounds...
News Watch People Look Like Idiots While Playing Project Morpheus on PS4
A whole new world
Want to know the one big problem with virtual reality? We can't accurately show it to you. That's not a slight against our miniscule budget or non-existent team – it's a problem that every publication across the web will be having. Y'see, the problem with products like Project Morpheus is that you need to try them to understand...
News Sony's New Project Morpheus Studio Being Set Up in Manchester
Or so sources claim
Sony's new Project Morpheus focused North West Studio is a fresh first-party developer – or so it seems. The team name was spotted on the PlayStation Jobs website a few days ago, but we speculated that it could simply be referring to SCEE XDev or Evolution Studios – both of which are based in the North West of England...
News Project Morpheus Will Change the PS4 Game Prior to June 2016
An all-new reality awaits
Sony's already said that Project Morpheus, the PlayStation 4 virtual reality headset, will be available commercially in the first half of 2016 – but now Japanese newspaper Asahi has followed up, stating that it'll launch before June next year in the Land of the Rising Sun. Alright, it's the same information worded...
News Sony's Seemingly Forming a Fresh First-Party Studio for Project Morpheus
Time for something completely different
Project Morpheus certainly has plenty of promise, but if it stands any chance of succeeding, it will need Sony's full support. The organisation must provide the peripheral with a steady stream of bespoke software, so it's perhaps a good thing that it's seemingly creating a new first-party studio to do just...
News We Could Hear More About PS4's Project Morpheus Soon
Sony will discuss peripheral at upcoming event
While we would assume that many of you are anticipating news of Project Morpheus to blow up at this year's E3, we may actually end up getting some juicy info on Sony's virtual reality headset later this month. The PlayStation 4 accessory will be featured at Nordic Game 2015, a Swedish event that's...
News No, We Don't Fancy Committing Suicide with Project Morpheus Either
London Studio put a bullet in stressful feature
Project Morpheus is special because it promises to make you part of a game. Rather than looking through a window with your television screen, the forthcoming PlayStation 4 peripheral aims to embed you inside virtual worlds, allowing you to look around and soak up the scenery. One of the demos that's...
News Yoshida Wants to See 'Something Scary' Like P.T. on Project Morpheus
We still maintain that Konami's creepy P.T. was one of the best PlayStation 4 games of 2014, so we're with Sony Worldwide Studios president Shuhei Yoshida on the subject of a similar release for Project Morpheus. Speaking in the latest issue of Official PlayStation Magazine, the affable executive explained that ports don't really work in...
News Jumping Flash Would Be Great on Project Morpheus, Says Yoshida
Have you Robbit?
We included legendary PSone platformer Jumping Flash! in our exhaustive list of games that we'd like to play on Project Morpheus, and it seems that Worldwide Studios president Shuhei Yoshida quite likes the idea. Asked by Polygon whether a sequel is in the pipeline for Sony's PlayStation 4 headset, the
Feature 11 Games We Want to Play with PS4's Virtual Reality Headset
Morph than meets the eye
Republished on Sunday, 8th March 2015: We're bringing this feature back out of the archives following a big week for Project Morpheus at the Game Developers Conference. The original text follows. Originally published on Saturday, 22nd March 2014: Project Morpheus has been officially unveiled, and judging by the first batch...
News Sony: We Want Project Morpheus to Be Social Like the Wii U
On another planet
Virtual reality faces many challenges, but one of the biggest problems that it has to overcome is the sense of isolation that the experience inherently demands. By putting on a headset, you're essentially shutting yourself off from the world – and with the PlayStation 4 built around living room experiences, that sounds somewhat...
News Take a Tour of the New Project Morpheus Prototype
You should know everything that there is to know about Project Morpheus by now – after all, we've been writing about it for the majority of the week. However, sometimes it's better to see things first hand. This brand new trailer for Sony's futuristic peripheral should introduce you to all of the device's major features, including...
Reaction Project Morpheus Seems Impressive, But Also a Hard Sell
Hot and cold
After a year of token statements without much substance, we suppose that it made sense for Sony to return to the scene of its virtual reality reveal with new information about Project Morpheus. Speaking as part of a private press conference at the Game Developers Conference this week, the Japanese giant announced that its ambitious...
News Convincing Publishers Is Project Morpheus' Trickiest Challenge
Yoshida speaks out
By all accounts, Project Morpheus is pretty impressive. Not only has Sony created a piece of hardware that's on par – if not better – than the other devices in the space, but it's also built some compelling demos that really show off what the unit's capable of. With a rapidly approaching 2016 release date, though, price and...
News You'll Need to Be Plugged in to Project Morpheus' Matrix
PS4 peripheral will not be wireless
There's a whole lot of data that needs to be transferred between Project Morpheus and the PlayStation 4, so it's perhaps not surprising that the platform holder's committed to a wired connection for now. For those of you that haven't been following the latest news regarding Sony's snazzy headset, it will boast a...
Feature What Project Morpheus Games Has Sony Brought to GDC 2015?
That future feeling
Sony brought an updated Project Morpheus to the Game Developers Conference this week, and it sounds like a vast improvement. In addition to a new OLED screen – of which is larger, clearer, and more responsive than ever before – the overhauled headset's also packing a trio of additional lights, ensuring enhanced positional...
News London Heist Is Project Morpheus' Answer to The Getaway
Project Morpheus may have nabbed a nifty new set of specs, but there are still concerns that the PlayStation 4 may not have enough under the hood to power it. Make no mistake, Sony's next-gen system is a technological beast – but virtual reality requires high resolutions and fast framerates to work properly, something that the console...
News Virtual Reality on PS4 Just Got Way Better with Project Morpheus' Latest Prototype
Sony overhauls its ambitious add-on
It's only been a year since Sony announced Project Morpheus, but at the time, we were impressed with the way that the Japanese giant muscled into the virtual reality space, seemingly nudging Oculus aside. Since then, the latter company has been acquired by Facebook, fierce competitor Microsoft has announced a...
News Project Morpheus Will Change the Way You Play PS4 in 2016
Sony pins down timeframe for peripheral
Sony's been keeping Project Morpheus under wraps somewhat since its unveiling at the Game Developers Conference last year, but it's still been busy beavering away on the device behind-the-scenes. And upon the headset's announcement anniversary, it's confirmed as part of a press conference in San Francisco that...
News Expect More Project Morpheus News at GDC Next Month
Sony planning update event
In addition to a handful of virtual reality panels, Sony has also announced plans to hold a Project Morpheus themed event at the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco next month. The showing will app
News Super Stardust Ultra May Yet Dazzle Project Morpheus
Sony's already proven that Project Morpheus works at various conventions around the world, but it now needs to show that it can support it with worthwhile software. One studio that's already working on the peripheral is Housemarque, where it's currently testing the headset's compatibility with the recently released Super Stardust Ultra...
News Sony to Discuss the 'Unique Social Experiences' Made Possible with Morpheus at GDC
Strap yourself in
Unlike motion controllers, Sony's forthcoming virtual reality headset Project Morpheus seems like the most antisocial piece of hardware ever. However, the platform holder begs to differ, as it intends to touch upon the "unique social experiences" possible only with the PlayStation 4 peripheral during a panel at GDC 2015 next month...
Exclusive This PS4 Virtual Reality Title Is About a Man and a Giant Robot
A boy and his bot
Sony announced Project Morpheus really early so that developers could experiment with it, and that’s exactly what Ukrainian outfit Beatshapers has been up to. In addition to building its very own virtual reality headset out of the PlayStation Vita, the firm has also been busy beavering away on a title for the Japanese giant’s...
Exclusive How One Developer Turned a PS Vita into a Virtual Reality Headset
Thinking outside of the box
Beatshapers, the indie outfit behind recent PlayStation 4 streaming interaction title #killallzombies, is a PlayStation stalwart at this point. The small Ukrainian company has released 21 titles across various Sony systems to date, and it’s showing no signs of slowing down. We previously revealed the company’s...
News Sony: We're Working on Project Morpheus Experiences That Core Gamers Will Enjoy
Eye ache awaits
Project Morpheus is looking a little EyeToy at the moment, isn’t it? While there are other players in the virtual reality space this time around, the whole notion of a gimmicky peripheral designed to run largely European developed games reminds us of when Sony launched its ill-fated PlayStation 2 camera peripheral, which never...