Sony Dev: With Morpheus Out of The Way E3 Can Focus on Game Reveals; Gives Info on Talks with Oculus

on March 19, 2014 9:56 AM

With the unveiling of Sony Computer Entertainment’s PS4 virtual reality headset Project Morpheus some have been wondering if Sony’s show at E3 is going to focus on the new hardware, but NeoGAF user DemonNite, who is known to be a developer at Sony even if his actual identity hasn’t been disclosed, had reassuring words about that today:

Now Morpheus is out of the way, E3 can focus mostly on game reveals.

Demonnite also revealed a few details about Sony’s talks with Oculus Rift and its founderĀ Palmer Luckey, mentioning that the publisher did approach him for a possible partnership, but Oculus opted to tackle virtual reality on its own.

From what I heard, if OR took the offer and didnt want to go at it alone, there would be no fighting.

As I mentioned, the ball is in their court. Sony are open in working with them but they want to go alone. The offer was there but “he” said no.
Anyway, doesn’t matter now since Morpheus now exists and ready for making games on.

DemonNite also mentioned that by using the headset in conjunction with the camera and Move it’ll be possible to actually lift our hand in front of our eyes and see it in its virtual rendition.

That said, it’ll definitely be interesting to see how the competition between Oculus Rift and Sony’s Morpheus will pan out. They’re on different platforms and Sony doesn’t seem overly interested in working on PC, but it’s hard not to see that their targets do overlap at least to some extent.

Ultimately, though, I’m quite happy to hear that we can expect E3 to be focused mostly on the games themselves.

 /  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.