Project Morpheus Endeavor: Sony Really Isn't Playing Around
Sony is putting a lot of time and money into their new virtual reality initiative, but that's simply because they believe in it.
In a new interview with The Guardian, Sony Computer Entertainment CEO Andrew House talked about the "significant" investment in their Project Morpheus VR project, and he said it could represent the "next frontier" for games. In other words, Sony isn't just dancing around the idea; as House confirmed, this is "more than an experiment."
House said he believes they've got the necessary technology to trick your brain into believing the fiction:
"We do now think that we can get to this point of delivering a magical sense of presence--where your brain tricks you into thinking you're actually in this place. We think there's something there that could be really, really interesting for a next frontier of game development."
As for whether or not Morpheus has mass market potential, House admitted he wasn't sure, but it's still going to be "another really interesting advance for the PS4 ecosystem and another way to deliver brand new experiences." He added that developers have been "passionate" about making VR games, and Sony was inspired by the Oculus Rift project to tap into that interest:
"With Oculus we saw this groundswell of game development that didn't necessarily have a monetizable or a business option, but [developers were] so passionate about this space that they were doing this essentially in their spare time. It struck that me that if there's a variety of game developers showing interest in this space then it's probably time to jump in and see if we can play a part and give them the tools they're looking for."
Do you believe VR will become the future of gaming?
7/7/2014 11:14:07 AM Ben Dutka