SCE Worldwide Studios Boss: Facebook Acquisition of Oculus Helps “Validate Our Efforts”

Shuhei Yoshida also talks about knowledge sharing among VR tech creators.

Posted By | On 11th, Apr. 2014 Under News


Project Morpheus

While many developers and consumers found the recent purchase of Oculus Rift by Facebook to be a complete travesty, Sony Computer Entertainment Worldwide Studios president Shuhei Yoshida looks at it differently. Speaking to Engadget, Yoshida feels that for a company like Facebook to see the potential of VR serves as validation for the technology in the real world.

“We meant to validate Oculus by announcing Project Morpheus, and the Oculus guys knew what we were working on. I think they were waiting for us to make the announcement, so it would be Sony and Oculus together, but now Oculus being acquired by Facebook is helping to validate our efforts. More people will know about VR.”

Mark Zuckerberg’s interest in VR could make it the “next big platform after mobile” to Yoshida and in the coming days, he hopes there will be collaborations between creators to for knowledge sharing purposes.

“Those early prototypes had larger latency and positional tracking and may not have worked as well. I feel really sorry for people developing VR stuff. They have to test it. With the [Project Morpheus] kit we have now, what we demonstrated at GDC, I think its the first time we can really provide developers with something and say, you can use ours, and you’ll be alright.

“We need to share knowledge. We can’t just make the hardware, it’s the game applications that need to be designed well. We need time for developers to experiment and find the killer application, and at the same time we need to learn how VR applications should be designed.”

As of now, Project Morpheus still has no fixed release date and will be compatible with the PS4, PS Eye and PS Move. Oculus VR will release Rift SDK 2 this June with a commercial release date to be announced soon.


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  • Dakan45

    Am sorry did sony gave morpheus 3 billion to work with? NOPE infact sony had 1.1 billion loses

    http://www.financialexpress.com/news/sony-corporation-cuts-5000-jobs-exits-pc-business-and-tips-1-bn-loss/1223730

    Sorry sony fals once again.

    • Psionicinversion

      facebook gave Oculus 3 billion?

    • You are flat out wrong

      $2 billion but Dakky can’t count so it’s no surprise.

    • Psionicinversion

      ah to buy, thought that was how much facebook allocated for oculus to work with after the sale

    • Dakan45

      you are flat out r3tarded is mad because morpheus is hype bullsht and will flop without money.

    • Psionicinversion

      so when do you think the executives of sony will start to remortage there houses to keep sony afloat!!!

    • Dikan45 is a CUNT

      they closing down studios, lay off developers leaving pc business and sell off property in japan, give it 2 years and sony is done for.

    • Psionicinversion

      i think sony is heading down the apple road where theyve got like 1 or 2 products that theyll stick by that properly makes them money and that product is the PS4 and theyve prolly sunk to much money into morpheous to quit now its either keep cut there losses and lose a ton of money or keep pumping more money into it and hope it sticks at the end. There film studios maybe making money but theyll prolly want to keep them separate beause at some point one will drag the other down with it.

      There TV’s are quite expensive and tbh if i had a choice of a sony TV or a samsung cus i think there similar in price id go Samsung every single time.

      I think the PS5 will keep the same architecture design and become like a PC, upgrade the cpu gpu + ram and modify the buses etc for increased bandwidth and thats it, low cost just got hope nintendos console isnt a beast and hammers even the PS5 and they got hope MS messes up with the xbox two and makes it hard to program for again to give them the lead but with Phil Spencer now in charge the next Xbox is going to own, they should be really worried

    • You are flat out Xtreme Derp

      i dont think there will be another generation and before you call me crazy we didnt expect this gen to last as long nor the games and the industry to turn into what it is now.

      You should change your name too when you troll xtreme derpo

    • Psionicinversion

      nah i like them to know whose laying down the smack talk :d

    • You are flat out Xtreme Derp
    • Psionicinversion

      yeah i do agree with all that gaming PC’s from dell is in decline cus well i like to build my own and if not there are companies specifically there to sell gaming pc’s so there taking the market away from dell. also overclockers where i get my parts from will build the PC for you if ya want or can buy a pre built system (with options of whats in it of course) so the gaming segment is going strong its just in decline from the common players

    • You are flat out Xtreme Derp

      and tablets.

      How come dualshockers posted something good about pcs?

    • Psionicinversion

      cus of the guy who posts them hes a PC gamer so he posts stuff about that to, of course that stuff doesnt get much attention cus the consolers are in denial about how powerful or powerless there systems are so resort to laughing at the X1 then get defensive when PC gamers come into the mix. consoles are rubbish 😀

    • You are flat out Xtreme Derp

      tell me about it it has 4 comments all together no hate comments either.

      Well its posted on dsogaming now you can go there.

    • Psionicinversion

      guisseppe is alright hes the one thats doing all the high res photos of the ships in the game and star citizen is giving him the ships to do the photos so hes not all bad. Also he may side with sony but i reckon hes a PC gamer at heart… hes got keep up the pretence of being a sony pony for his job.

    • Psionicinversion

      he still gets involved, he is italian what do ya expect!!! come on man theres more articles to comment on you

    • You are flat out Xtreme Derp

      i expect him not to be a fanboy.

    • You are flat out Xtreme Derp

      guissepe is a sony fanboy mostly i made constructive critisism even proved him wrong on his own bullcrap and he still threatened to ban me, in any case the site has turned into a sony site right now and there is nothing that can be done.

      so fck that c3nt

    • Dakan45

      its not 2 billion either, its 1.1 billion and some shares but you are flat out r3tarded cant read past the headlines because he wants to pose as a know it all clown.

    • You are flat out wrong

      I was referring to how much Facebook paid for Oculus you illiterate mouth-breather.

    • Dakan45

      thats what i said as well you braindamaged inbreed.

      Next time READ the article dont just read the headslines you clueless muppet clown.

    • You are flat out wrong

      You said 3 billion. The number was 2 billion. You were only 1,000,000,000 out. Well done.

      Dakky confirmed moron.

    • You are flat out Xtreme Derp

      and the actual number is 1.1 billion you are 1 billion out because you didnt read the articles only the headlines like you always do, well done r3tard. You are always ill informed.

    • You are flat out wrong

      The actual number is $400 million in cash payouts and the total value is $2 billion, so you still managed to be wrong, Dakan, you mouth breathing chimp. 🙂

    • You are flat out Xtreme Derp

      yeah double post you dumbass drone, that will make your post more valid FACEPALM.

      You qualify for special treatment.

    • You are flat out wrong

      “Am sorry did sony gave morpheus 3 billion to work with? NOPE”

      Obviously referring to how much Facebook paid Oculus which was 2 billion.

      Instead of desperately damage controlling your own stupidity you could just quietly move on but that would require you having the intelligence to be self-aware, Dakky.

    • You are flat out Xtreme Derp

      You didnt even read the info dumbass they didnt gave em 2 billion 1.1 billion was more like it, the rest was facebook shares, still better than sony which had 1.1 billion loss.

      Talk about self awareness.

    • You are flat out wrong

      Valued at $2 billion, dumbass. By the way it was a $400 million cash payout so you’re still wrong. 🙂

    • You are flat out Xtreme Derp

      Keep being a repeating drone, thats all you sony ponies can do, like i said they gave em shares and 1.1 billion, so no YOU are the one who is wrong.

    • You are flat out wrong

      They gave them $400 million in cash and the total value was $2billion. Keep being a mouthbreather Dakky. 🙂

    • You are flat out Xtreme Derp

      you are keep being a ignorant inbreed, re read the article dumbass

    • You are flat out wrong

      Stop digging your own grave. 🙂

    • Dakky

      The only one who is digging a grave here is you with your pathetic insults that fail to annoy me and the grave is meant for sony when they go bankrupt.

    • You are flat out wrong

      You’ve adopted my nickname for you! How cute. 🙂

    • Dakky

      i am proving you that its not offensive at all, i kinda like it infact. So you failed at trolling again.

    • You are flat out wrong

      It got to you so badly you adopted it as your nick. How cute. 🙂

    • Dakky

      and yet you dont call me dakky anymore becasue you reallize you are not annoying me, you must be the worst troll that ever lived.

    • You are flat out wrong

      Cry harder, Dakan. 🙂

    • Dakky

      you cry harder.

    • You are flat out Xtreme Derp

      AHAHAHAHAHH


 

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