Project Morpheus Renamed "PlayStation VR"

Posted by | September 16, 2015 | News, PlayStation 4 | No Comments
Project Morpheus Sony PlayStation VR

Sony’s VR headset was renamed PlayStation VR instead of Project Morpheus at Sony’s Tokyo Game Show press conference. PlayStation VR will be compatible with the PlayStation 4. It has yet to receive a release date. Sony says it will come out in the first half of 2016.

At E3, Sony said they wanted to make PlayStation VR a multiplayer experience, allowing up to four players to join each other in virtual reality. It also doesn’t have a price yet, though Wired says it will be “several hundred dollars.

Atsushu Morita, the president of Sony Computer Entertainment in Japan and Asia, announced a few more games for the headset as well.

Among them are Final Fantasy XIV Online, a massively multiplayer online roleplaying game which is currently available for PC. Other games include Kitchen, which Games Radar described as “E3’s Silent Hills.”

So I guess if you were hoping for VR Cooking Mama, this one isn’t for you.

Kitchen is a horror game by Capcom that takes advantage of the fact that the player is holding a controller. Since your hands are in that position in real life, in the game it shows your hands bound together. It sounds spooky and bloody as heck.

Summer Lesson is another game that was confirmed for PlayStation VR. This one also looks kind of creepy but, uh, in a different way.

Thank goodness for Rigs: Mechanized Combat League and Joysound VR, both of which will be available for PlayStation VR. Rigs is a multiplayer robot fighting game, which will enable up to three players. Joysound is a popular karaoke series, which will be interesting to see in VR. Both games sounds like solidly non-creepy entries into the PlayStation VR library.

And then there’s The Deep, a VR game in which you face-off against sharks with only a tiny flare gun.

Oh, heck no.

Simone de Rochefort

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