Driveclub, GT7, Sony Santa Monica and Media Molecule Games and More in the Works for Morpheus VR Headset – Insider

on March 18, 2014 10:27 PM

During the presentation at the Game Developers Conference Sony Computer Entertainment mentioned just a few demos for Project Morpheus, but didn’t specify any actual games in development, saying that its studios are “experimenting” with the technology.

Industry insider Ahsan “Thuway” Rasheed, that normally has a quite good track record with what his sources tell him and that has been talking about the headset for a while, mentioned a few projects in development or at least planned for the new tech on Twitter:

  • Sony Santa Monica project
  • Driveclub
  • Media Molecule project
  • Gran Turismo 7
  • Something else from Japan

If proven true, that would definitely be a stellar line-up. During the conference it was indeed mentioned that driving games are one of the most fitting applications for the technology, so the list sounds quite credible, even if we should take it with a grain of salt, as usual.

Interestingly enough, GameTrailers host Geoff Keighley also mentioned that the newly announced headset apparently sports a better visual fidelity than the Oculus Rift.

Developers who have used Project Morpheus tell me the fidelity of the image and experience is superior to Oculus Rift.

Having thoroughly enjoyed the Rift when I had the chance to test it, I can’t say the revelation doesn’t intrigue me. Considering Sony’s expertise it’s not too surprising, but we’ll have to wait and see until we’ll have that 5 inches of LCD panel in front of our own eyes to judge.

 /  Executive News Editor
Hailing from sunny (not as much as people think) Italy and long standing gamer since the age of Mattel Intellivision and Sinclair ZX Spectrum. Definitely a multi-platform gamer, he still holds the old dear PC nearest to his heart, while not disregarding any console on the market. RPGs (of any nationality) and MMORPGs are his daily bread, but he enjoys almost every other genre, prominently racing simulators, action and sandbox games. He is also one of the few surviving fans of the flight simulator genre on Earth.