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Sony has invested “significantly” in Project Morpheus

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Project Morpheus

Man, forget about four-player co-op! VR is the fad that I’m into right now. I got my chest rumbled like I was a cast member in The Wolf Of Wall Street with the KOR-FX Haptic Feedback vest earlier this year, and then I immersed things up a bit more with Sony’s Project Morpheus. It’s a pretty nifty device. And the amount of cash that Sony has invested into it will shock you…if you damage the cable coverings and get water on the device.

“We’ve made some commitments; we’re putting significant investment into the product,” Sony’s PlayStation chief Andrew House said to the Guardian, explaining that the device was more than just “an experiment” for the company.

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.

While House also explained that Morpheus was influenced by the massive developer support for Oculus Rift, he also mentioned that the challenge with the Sony VR device was finding a role for it to fulfil on the PlayStation and the mass market. “I don’t know, but I think that at the very least it’s going to be another really interesting advance for the PS4 ecosystem and another way to deliver brand new experiences. That’s what we’re all about.”

I quite dug using Project Morpheus. At E3, I tried it on and was oblivious to the fact that I most likely looked like a sweaty tit while I weaved my head around as if I was trying to dodge a one-two punch combination. It’s not altogether there yet, but a hardware upgrade could really make it a viable alternative to the Oculus Rift.

Combined with the installed PlayStation 4 user-base, it could sell. I will admit that it could potentially be a novelty item, but it could also be one hell of a novelty item. Unlike that damn PS Move hardware that is busy gathering dust.

Last Updated: July 8, 2014

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  1. One thing I learned from watching House is that you don’t believe House.


    • Rince&pop

      July 8, 2014 at 15:18

      Not unless he’s just said lupus, bashed his toe, realised it isn’t and now has the correct prognosis.


      • Alien Emperor Trevor

        July 8, 2014 at 15:22

        With no sexual innuendo or sarcasm? Very disappoint. You’re not a real doctor!


        • Rince&pop

          July 8, 2014 at 15:27



      • Spaffy

        July 8, 2014 at 15:24

        Nah, it’s never lupus.


  2. Umar Reborn XIV

    July 8, 2014 at 15:03

    Sony is like the Summon Carbuncle. OR casts VR and Sony casts Reflect and just shoots it back.
    Wii cast motion controls…and…You get the point…


    • Alien Emperor Trevor

      July 8, 2014 at 15:04

      and say goodbye to your GF?


  3. MacDoodle

    July 8, 2014 at 15:13

    The next step before we enter the matrix


  4. Gareth L (That eXCheez Guy)

    July 8, 2014 at 15:15

    Okay, so what will be released first, Half-Life 3 or any one of these bloody VR headface majobbies?


    • Spaffy

      July 8, 2014 at 15:25

      They both sound like myths


  5. Hammersteyn

    July 8, 2014 at 15:30

    What if Neo took the Red and Blue pill?


    • Gareth L (That eXCheez Guy)

      July 8, 2014 at 15:32

      It’d make him fabulous!


    • MacDoodle

      July 8, 2014 at 16:24

      He’d be confused as to whether or not he is the one


  6. Consumer of Little Rabbits

    July 8, 2014 at 16:23

    Headline should have read “SONY makes impulse purchase much akin to gamers and the steam sale”
    Waste of money


  7. Zunair Butt

    July 8, 2014 at 21:19

    Get this technology and play your games in real mod..


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