Tag: Virtual Reality
News So, That Other VR Headset Will Cost You $800
This story's not really PlayStation related, but it's relevant to the virtual reality discussion, so we're just putting it out there: HTC's Vive will retail for a cool $799.99 when it starts shipping in April 2016. Assuming that you've got enough kidneys to sell, pre-orders will begin at 10:00AM ET on 29th February. This obviously makes the...
Feature A Brief History of Virtual Reality
Alex Boz tours the '90s VR graveyard
With the Oculus Rift and PlayStation VR well and truly on the way to our living rooms, virtual reality (VR) is the biggest news in gaming right now. But let's rewind the clock some two and a half decades, back when Sony was working on the Nintendo Play Station and the inventor of the Oculus Rift, Palmer Luckey,...
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 Jimmy Fallon Shows Off Project Morpheus' Potential for Multiplayer Mayhem
Two headsets are better than one
Project Morpheus, Sony's impressive new VR headset, is growing more and more real with every passing day. And with E3 looming large on the horizon, the Japanese giant recently decided to show off the new peripheral on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. Oh, and if you don't care about fancy and expensive cameras,...
News Sony: We Wish Facebook Bought Project Morpheus Instead
Just a joke
Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg is way into virtual reality, having shelled out a whopping $2 billion in cash and assets for the Oculus Rift. However, it’s now emerged that the online entrepreneur also tested out
News Project Morpheus to Be 'Affordable Consumer-Grade Device', Says Sony Exec
But no price tag just yet
Virtual reality: a term historically laden with potential, yet mired in empty promises. It's hard to forget the hyperbolic gimmickry that almost completely swallowed the mid-90s, but it's equally hard not to get excited by the potential that the concept holds today – particularly following Sony's recent official unveiling...
News Who Wants to Watch Sony's PS4 Virtual Reality Unveiling?
Raise a hand
Irrespective of the importance of Sony’s virtual reality unveiling last week, the platform holder opted not to provide a livestream of its Project Morpheus developer session. Instead, we were forced to muddle our way through text blogs, which wasn’t quite the same as seeing the ever jovial Shuhei Yoshida on stage for real...
News Sony: We're Backing Project Morpheus for the Long Haul
Not a wearable whim
Sony’s virtual reality headset Project Morpheus may not be releasing this year, but it’s clear that the platform holder considers the PlayStation 4 peripheral to be a pivotal part of its future. Speaking with Eurogamer.net, r
News Does the PlayStation 4's Virtual Reality Headset Actually Work?
We knew all about Project Morpheus prior to its announcement at the Game Developers Conference yesterday. Sony hadn’t openly acknowledged the virtual reality headset, of course, but many of the details regarding it had already leaked out. Those rumours turned out to be true, as the peripheral is pretty much exactly what we...
Reaction Price Is the Reality That Threatens to Pull Project Morpheus Out of the Matrix
Red pill, blue pill
Sony was in a jubilant mood at the Game Developers Conference once again last night. The platform holder is starting to really enjoy the industry focused convention, having spent the previous show flaunting its newfound indie focus. This year’s event was always going to be all about virtual reality, though, and Worldwide Stu
News Sony: PS4's Project Morpheus Will Shape the Future of Games
Into the matrix
While it wasn’t a surprise to see Sony strap on its rumoured virtual reality headset during the company’s GDC keynote overnight, it perhaps was a shock to see just how hard the organisation’s banking on the device. During its presentation, the platform holder was keen to stress that Project Morpheus is not merely an accessory,...
News Oculus VR: PS4 Virtual Reality Could Open Doors, But It Must Be Done Right
While the entire industry’s attention will be pointed at Sony’s anticipated ‘Future of Innovation at PlayStation’ panel today, the concentration of one company in particular will be a little sharper than everyone else. Oculus VR, the technology upstart behind PC-based headset Oculus Rift, may have spearheaded the current...
News Sony to Strap on PS4's Virtual Reality Headset at GDC Today
The seconds are ticking away ahead of Sony’s expected PlayStation 4 virtual reality unveiling today. In truth, the circumstances surrounding the anticipated accessory’s announcement are a little odd, as the platform holder is not planning a livestream of any kind. Writing on Twitter, Worldwide Studios president Shuhei Yoshida...
Feature Five Possible PS4 Virtual Reality Experiences to Whet Your Appetite
Sony’s rumoured virtual reality headset may be the worst kept secret in the video game industry. While the platform holder’s yet to publicly acknowledge the oft-discussed device, it’s been a source of insider excitement for over six months now. We first heard about the Oculus Rift-inspired accessory way back in September,...
News Sources Suggest PS4's Virtual Reality Headset Stomps All Over Oculus Rift
Developers already have access to the device
Oculus Rift may be the biggest name in virtual reality right now, but sources suggest that Sony is poised to steal the upstart’s thunder at GDC next week. EDGE magazine reports that select third-party developers already have access to
Rumour Was PS4 Racer DriveClub Delayed Due to Sony's VR Headset?
Sources suggest exclusive will spearhead new peripheral
Evolution Studios’ ambitious social racer DriveClub was all set to park up alongside the PlayStation 4 last November, but it got pushed back at the very last minute. At the time, Sony Worldwide Studios president Shuhei Yoshida
Rumour Sony Will Strap on Its Virtual Reality Headset Next Month
Apparently it's really, really good
Sony’s worst kept secret will be officially unveiled during the Game Developers Conference next month, a secret tipster speaking with electronics publication Tech Radar has claimed. Rumours regarding an Oculus Rift-esque headset for the PlayStation 4 have been rife sinc
Rumour PS4 Virtual Reality Headset Could Track Your Pulse, Brain Waves, and Eyes
In the game
We know that Sony is almost certainly working on a virtual reality peripheral for the PlayStation 4. Rumours seeping out of the platform holder earlier in the year suggested that it's deep into development on an Oculus Rift-esque peripheral that will allow you to physically examine virtual worlds by moving your head for real. Reports...