Project Morpheus Price And Date Not Set
Everyone wants to know more about Sony's new virtual reality initiative for the new generation of gaming.
Unsurprisingly, the two biggest questions involve the estimated date and price for the highly advanced unit. Although Sony can't reveal either at this point, they can give us a better idea of when to expect it, and how much we'll have to shell out.
In speaking to GameSpot, PlayStation president of Worldwide Studios Shuhei Yoshida said "Project Morpheus" will not launch this year, as they're "still making changes to the hardware." Remember, the current version of the VR headset is a "non-final prototype." For the record, the competition - namely Oculus Rift - doesn't have a release date for a consumer version, either.
As for price, Yoshida did say you wouldn't have to spend $1,000. You do have to fork over that much for Sony's HMZ head-mounted display line, but Yoshida reminded us that these units are priced for profit. Gaming hardware is typically sold at or below cost and eventually becomes profitable with the sale of games, accessories and services. So, like...$750? How much do you think it'll be?
We'll certainly hear more about Project Morpheus as 2014 marches on.
3/20/2014 11:23:34 AM Ben Dutka