Sony formally reintroduces Project Morpheus—with a new name

Project Morpheus is dead. Say hello to 'PS VR.'

 

Sherry Tucci

Internet Culture

Published Sep 15, 2015   Updated May 27, 2021, 11:39 pm CDT

Sony showcased its PlayStation-compatible virtual reality headset, Project Morpheus, at the 2015 Game Developers Conference and again at E3. But at Tuesday’s 2015 SCEJA press conference in Tokyo, it was revealed with a new name: PlayStation VR.

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To explain the reasoning behind the simpler, more straightforward name, the official PlayStation blog reported comments from Masayasu Ito, Sony’s business president for PlayStation products. Ito said the stripped-down name “directly expresses an entirely new experience from PlayStation” that immerses players into the realm of the game. He added that the name also “reflects [Sony’s] hopes that we want our users to feel a sense of familiarity as they enjoy this amazing experience.”

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The VR headset (which is compatible with the PS4 console) will carry PlayStation VR as its official name onto the shelves. We can expect to see it in stores sometime in the first half of 2016, but that’s as specific as it gets for the time being. As for the actual gaming, at least 21 current PS4 titles will support PS VR gameplay and new games are in development. 

H/T PlayStation.blog | Photo via the Daily Dot

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*First Published: Sep 15, 2015, 6:33 pm CDT