Project Morpheus was unveiled late last week, and now Sony is working overtime to make sure gamers are excited about the Virtual Reality device. The biggest question surrounding Project Morpheus since its official unveiling is when people might start to see some games for the device.
Now, a new interview by GameStop with Shuhei Yoshida seems to hint at the fact that full games for Project Morpheus are going to be shown off at this year’s E3. While some people are likely going to be surprised that the device would already have games ready to play, the timing isn’t that odd. In fact, if there are at least a few games to try out on Project Morpheus, they would be following the same kind of roadmap gamers see with regular games.
Most of the games that will be shown off and announced at this year’s E3 won’t be hitting stores until sometime next year. According to Sony, Project Morpheus is due to hit store shelves for the first time in the first half of 2016. This would be good news for those who want to have a full experience with the VR device. There had been rumblings that only demos would be available for Project Morpheus when it launches.
“We haven’t talked about these games as yet. We are waiting for the right time. Starting probably at E3, we will start to show the actual games.” Yoshida told the website. It seems that if the company is already willing to show off Project Morpheus games this summer, those games will be fully functional and fully playable by the time the device launches.
According to VG247, there will also be some demos ready to go for customers and developers to check out. It makes sense that Sony is working hard to ensure that Project Morpheus is fully functional when it launches. 2015 and 2016 are looking to be very significant years for Virtual Reality. HTC has teamed with Vive in order to start a VR headset. That headset is rumored to be coming this year, alongside the Steam Machines. If correct, it seems that particular headset would be the first fully functional and consumer ready product.
Oculus Rift might be the most famous device of this kind, but people are still waiting to see when that device will even be launched. With the excitement surrounding Project Morpheus, it seems likely that E3 will be even more packed than usual — if people are actually able to play some of its games.