Sony: Virtual Reality Relies On "Presence"
"Try it, you'll like it!"
That's the gist of Sony's message to all virtual reality skeptics, as some gamers aren't too enamored with the idea of strapping a device to their heads.
During a recent Gamelab conference in Barcelona (see some footage of it here), Sony President of Worldwide Studios Shuhei Yoshida says the experience is just "amazingly different," and you'll "want to come back to this place that is not where you are." He said despite your reservations, it's important to realize that this new technology thrives on the concept of "presence," which is basically "the feeling and the belief that all your senses believe you are in a different place.
And it goes beyond gameplay, too. Yoshida mentioned that the Project Morpheus VR initiative can bring you anywhere, from Barcelona (maybe you can't afford the flights) to Mars. It's just a matter of letting your mind free...
Sounds very "Matrix"-like to me.
7/10/2014 11:34:28 AM Ben Dutka