Sony Will Be Pushing VR At E3, Half Their Presence Dedicated To Morpheus

This might lead to one of the most memorable E3 pressers in recent years- in a good or bad way.

Posted By | On 11th, Jun. 2015 Under News | Follow This Author @Pramath1605

Project Morpheus

Sony’s VR headset, Morpheus, has been known to us for a while now; we’ve seen it in action, and we also have a pretty good idea of its capabilities, but so far, Sony has remained surprisingly mum about it. Though they do show it off a lot, they haven’t attempted to generate the kind of hype for it like what they managed with the PlayStation 4 or even some of their recent games.

However, that may be set to change this E3. VRFocus reports that Project Morpheus will essentially be the central focus of Sony’s E3 presence and showing this year. Sony will be pushing the headset heavily at their E3 presser, and over half of their showfloor space will allegedly be given over to Morpheus, Morpheus games, and Morpheus tech demos.

Morpheus is one of three big upcoming VR headsets, all slated to release within the next twelve months. The other contenders include Valve and HTC’s Vive, and the pioneering Oculus Rift, both of which are being developed for PC. We’ll keep you posted on all the latest VR news, so stay tuned to GamingBolt.

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  • XbotMK1

    It all depends on how good the games are. I just want Morpheus to be used as an accessory to existing franchises. I can see games like Fallout and Gran Turismo getting a VR mode.

    • Psionicinversion

      Fallout yeah because its hardly heavy on the rendering GT doubtful to be honest. i dotn think youll see many AAA’s on it

    • XbotMK1
    • You Are Flat Out Wrong

      Project CARS will have to run Sub-720P on Morpheus

      Can’t wait to see your defence John Derp :^)

    • Mark

      Yeah I HIGHLY doubt Fallout 4 would run 60fps in each eye on Morpheus, let alone 30…..Sony reeelly better have sumthin awesome to show with it. If Morpheus fails, that’d be bad for Sony.

    • You Are Flat Out Wrong


      Fallout would have to run at 480P on morpheus and GT would have to use the PS1 standard cars since the POS4 hardware is so weak for VR

  • Psionicinversion

    Half the show dedicated to Morpheous…. damn. If that $450 price is true its a waste of time because not many people will buy it

    • Orion Wolf

      There’s two choices (imho) Sony has.

      Either release a cheap version without any considerable HW on it, where the games will look like PSP games (as stated by those who played with it), but because of the price point it will have great initial sales – if Sony hypes it up enough or a version that’s quite expensive, but with dedicated HW so the ps4 is not strained (or at least there’s minimal strain put on the console) and the games look moderately good.

    • Psionicinversion

      Morpheus comes with an interpolater that sits between the ps4 and headset to add frames to it because its obviously no where near powerful enough to get the required frame rate on a demanding game

    • Orion Wolf

      Supposedly, it has three chips. A dsp for sound, a
      Frame Rate Conversion (FRC) chip (i.e. the interpolator) and a third chip to correct lens distortion – and Sony was even claiming that they upped the specs.

      I wonder if it was because of all the “it looked like I was playing a psp game” comments.

    • Psionicinversion

      specs in terms of a 120hz OLED 1080p screen

    • Orion Wolf

      You (and I) would think so, but apparently, they (at the time the specs were unveiled) were using an ( especially made) LCD screen.The possibility of an OLED was being examined, but it was not conclusive – although all of the info is from a year ago, so who knows.

    • Psionicinversion

      That info was a few months ago

    • Orion Wolf

      You’re right, It’s actually from more than a year ago, but I don’t know.

      How exactly will Sony sell a peripheral for $450 to a consumer that raged at Microsoft for a $500 console?

      I’m not sure how much would it cost them to put an OLED screen, but I imagine an LCD being a lot cheaper.

    • Psionicinversion

      you need a good quality screen for VR and if you can afford to put OLED screen in it the better. I cant wait for TV screens to get OLED thats cheap enough for mass market, be some pretty looking tv’s then

    • Orion Wolf

      Indeed, anything less than OLED for VR is a no go, imho.

      I’m in the same boat with OLED TVs, I’ve been waiting for the technology to be cheap enough for quite a while (7+ years).

  • You Are Flat Out Wrong

    No real Stereoscopic (3D) – Sony VR using post process for 3D which if you have played a few games in 3D is much worse than rendering two view points. Inferior 3D method

    Inferior Display Method: LCD – Lower pixel speed = more nausea

    Limited Field of View: 90

    Inferior Panel Resolution: 1920×RGB×1080 – not true 1080p

    Limited to 60 fps (interpolation frame) – more nausea


    LOL it’s Wonderbook 2.0 and even more dead on arrival than the Vita

  • Starman

    Because they have nothing .! and morpheous is a joke … 280i resolution

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