Sony want Mass Market Appeal for Project Morpheus

Recently Sony have been talking a little bit more about Project Morpheus; Their virtual reality headset and have spoke out more on what they plan to do with the technology. Earlier this year; Rumors were flying around the internet regarding Sony delving into the Virtual Reality industry until Sony officially made the announcement last month. The prototype vR headset promises full 1080p HD resolution with minimal interference along with positional head tracking via, PlayStation Camera and Gaming Apps via, the PlayStation 4 Console.

Since the reveal; numerous rumors have been hitting the internet regarding the price and the struggle currently going on at Sony on whether they should go for high quality technology for a steep price tag or using lower quality components to sell the headset for a more reasonable price. Recently, Sony Worldwide Studios Boss; Shuhei Yoshida spoke to Multiplayer.It via DualShockers about Project Morpheus where he revealed all the rumors on the net are just pure speculation. According to Yoshida, The price is undetermined at the moment because the final product currently needs to be agreed on by the development team aswell as the fact its also unclear how much the technology will cost and the huge amount of elements which need improvement. It is only after these aspects have been finalized will Sony start looking at prices.

The official unveiling of Project Morpheus
The official unveiling of Project Morpheus

Yoshida also emphasized that Morpheus isn’t just for Hardcore Gamers who want innovative gaming experiences as Morpheus has the potential to bring VR Technology to the mass market; Especially considering Sony are already targeting the ever increasing number of PS4 Owners. In addition to this, He highlighted that the easy to use nature of Project Morpheus and the PlayStation 4 as a plug in and play experience without requiring the drivers and similar things.  At this moment in time; Sony is in talks with numerous developers to create gaming experiences for Project Morpheus; While Yoshida also confirmed that they are also asking these developers to develop games from the ground up for VR since most adaptations don’t always work well. In addition to all this news; Yoshida also confirmed that Morpheus will not just be used for games with some apps being made for the device so that customers get their money’s worth.

No price or release date has been announced yet for Project Morpheus however we can probably expect to hear more news about Morpheus at this years E3.

So what do you think? Should Project Morpheus appeal to the Mass Market? What Apps would you like to see VR compatible? Is there any Sony franchises you’d like to see with VR compatibility. Be sure to let me know what you think in the comments section below and be sure to stay tuned to UGNN for all your gaming news and reviews and remember to follow us on WordPress, FacebookTwitterTumblr,LinkedInReddit & YouTube.

Article by Matt McNamee

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