Sony’s “Project Morpheus” Renamed “Playstation VR”

Playstation VR doesn't quite have the same appeal as Project Morpheus

Sony’s “Project Morpheus” VR system has been renamed to PlayStation VR.

The announcement came during Sony’s press conference at this year’s Tokyo Game Show. Apart from the new name, no other information was revealed about Sony’s upcoming VR headset. PlayStation product business president, Masayasu Ito, explained the name change saying that “the name ‘PlayStation VR’ not only directly expresses an entirely new experience from PlayStation that allows players to feel as if they are physically inside the virtual world of a game, but it also reflects our hopes that we want our users to feel a sense of familiarity as they enjoy this amazing experience.”

Ok then.

“We will continue to refine the hardware from various aspects, while working alongside third party developers and publishers and SCE Worldwide Studios, in order to bring content that deliver exciting experiences only made possible with VR,” Ito added.

Which is nice.

So far, Sony has been working with various developers on games compatible with the VR system – including Bandai Namco’s Summer Lessons, Solfar Studios with their game Godling, and Ubisoft’s Trackmania Turbo. Square Enix also showed off a tech demo hinting at what Final Fantasy XIV might look like in VR, though the publisher later stressed that the demo was constructed specifically for TGS and that players shouldn’t expect a VR option to be added to the game.

The Playstation VR is set to come out early 2016, with an actual release date yet to be announced. You can watch the new trailer for the system below.

Hugh Thornhill

Hugh Thornhill

Hugh somehow found his way to New York from Hawaii with no idea what to do with his life. His passion for video games led him to become a video game journalist. He hopes that people will give his writing a chance, and that they not make fun of how his name rhymes with everything; he's heard them all.
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