If you thought the Playstation 4 made video games seem like real life, then you’ve got another thing coming. While nothing is yet imminent this year, Sony Worldwide Studios President Shuhei Yoshida has confirmed the existence and development of ‘Project Morpheus’, which is Sony’s dance into the world of virtual-reality for the Playstation 4.
Yoshida spoke about the development of virtual reality for the PS4 at the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco this week.
“The game industry has grown by leverage experiences that people didn’t know they were expecting or think were possible. We push the boundaries of play,” Yoshida said. “Nothing elevates the level of immersion better than VR. It delivers a sense of presence.”
It’s unclear just when the project will be complete or how much it will cost, but we at least know it’s happening. How it fits in with the PS4 is also not known but the prospect of having virtual reality is something that will excite gamers even more.
The evolution towards VR is something we’ve seen coming but haven’t actively pointed out. From the advancements that allowed for technology like Kinect and Playstation Move, the next step seemed to be VR and that’s where it appears we’re at.
Sony isn’t the only company actively developing virtual reality technology at this time, but knowing their in the game officially will put other companies on notice.