85% of the work on the VR headset is done, Sony reckons.
One of the coolest things coming out of Sony in the near future isn’t PlayStation Now or PS Vita Remote Play or PlayStation TV or the slew of great games that they have lined up for their consoles, it is Project Morpheus, the virtual reality headset that they have designed to work with the PS4 and its games.
And it’s coming along swimmingly. It was just shown off at the still ongoing Tokyo Game Show, and if that made you eager to get your own grubby mitts on it, the good news is, Sony says that it’s almost done. As in, 85% of the work on it is done by this point.
However, Sony did refuse to say exactly when the headset would release, or how much would it cost, which is a teensy bit suspicious. That said, Sony’s Shuhei Yoshida still sounded extremely enthusiastic about the project.
“With the Morpheus and PlayStation 4, we can offer them a totally new virtual reality experience in a lighthearted and fun manner,” he said, citing examples such as virtual travel and education. The 3-D virtual world might allow teachers to show students objects in a way that isn’t possible through textbooks or tablets, he said, hinting that Sony may be thinking of expanding its targeted audience eventually, just as it did so successfully with the PlayStation and PlayStation 2.