GDC live report: Sony's "Future of Innovation" is VR Finished

The night is over and Sony didn't let us down - Project Morpheus, a virtual reality headset for PlayStation 4, was unveiled.

It's a prototype three years in the making, with no price and no release date, and that could still change. However, Sony mentioned pricing it as cheaply as possible, and releasing it as soon as possible, whatever that really means.

Project Morpheus specs and other fiddly details were noted in a formal press release.

The Project Morpheus demos playable at GDC, which our Martin Robinson will rush to try, are The Deep (evade dangerous sea creatures), The Castle, EVE Valkyrie and a special portion of Thief.

Robinson will endeavour to bring you his impressions of Project Morpheus as soon as possible. He's already seen the latest Oculus Rift headset at GDC, so he's got a good base for comparison.

Early posts are displayed first now, so you'll have to scroll down to get to the announcement.

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  • Teamallstar 6 months ago

    Can we add this to Drive Club and Gaikai for lauch Feb 2018....
  • alexcross 6 months ago

    In what way is this future tech if this tech has been around for years? nothing new then.
  • FortysixterUK 6 months ago

    That photo with the person in the pink shirt , holding the joystick, with the CRT TV smashed over their head is a wind up isn't it ?
  • rochyroch 6 months ago

    @SaintDeamon
    pc = steam = no net = offline mode = game on
  • Quiksylver 6 months ago

    @LSi01 Yeah it could be amazing but I fear they will be asking too much money from people. Maybe they should have bundled the camera in with the console like MS.

    Looking forward to that Shenmue Postmortem tonight, if it looks like there is a future for Shenmue on Playstation then theres a Playstation in my future!
  • LSi01 6 months ago

    @Quiksylver The PS Camera is mandatory for this to work I think

    http://blog.us.playstation.com/2
    014/03/18/introducing-project-mo
    rpheus/ (read the response to the 12th comment)

    Could be awesome for something like Gran Turismo. It'll be interesting to see how expensive this works out to be if it actually gets released.
  • Quiksylver 6 months ago

    Do you need to own the playstation camera aswell?
  • Illgameonanything 6 months ago

    @Tetragammatron

    If anyone tries one then I'm going even deeper underground!
  • SuffolkGooner 6 months ago

    I'm so excited by this. Ever since I was a kid I've wanted to explore virtual worlds, being able to look around wherever I like. Imagine an Elder Scrolls or Fallout game using this technology, the possibilities are infinite!
  • Cubical 6 months ago

    the yellow and black machines was called Virtuality. and i cant remember the name of the firstperson shotoer i played but one of the games was pacman and a racing game.
  • Cubical 6 months ago

    and by those i mean that exact type of vr machine in that pic he posted it was way ahead of its time. the machines connected to a high end pc that ran games.

    http://images.eurogamer.net/2014
    /livetext/1663335/vr.jpg
  • Cubical 6 months ago

    http://images.eurogamer.net/2014
    /livetext/1663335/vr.jpg

    i used one of these things before andplayed a few types gamesaround 1992 to 1994 and the occulus rift.


    the thing is hard to forget and leaves an impact the rift did not come close expect for the screen was improved.

    that controler for it was like the wii motion plus but better it moved in realtime and you could hold the gun to your face and rotate it and you would see a polygon had rotate with it. it was nuts. it cost $10,000.
  • Zeesus 6 months ago

    MS will always be M$
  • Zeesus 6 months ago

    Even the original xbox was just the dreamcast 2 prototype
  • Zeesus 6 months ago

    This is what they do, they copy ideas and attempts to take credit
  • Zeesus 6 months ago

    To believe that Microsoft wont just pay another VR company to develop a compatible xbox variant is plain virtual insanity!
  • SpaceMonkey77 6 months ago

    Now now Sweaty, don't make this about formats wars. This VR stuff is something that transcends all that.

    Oculus is still going to be the go to place for VR, because PC can still do lots of stuff that consoles can't/won't touch, in tech and content.
  • sweatyBallacks 6 months ago

    MS is 3 years behind Sony on this. Just let that sink in if you have an Xbone. It means you are going to miss out on the next big gaming revolution if you only have an Xbox.
  • SpaceMonkey77 6 months ago

    I know of Sony's previous VR efforts, but their big problem back then was again, price and support.
  • Tetragammatron 6 months ago

    And not a single Jamiroquai pun to be seen, psh.
  • zzkj 6 months ago

    I dunno, if they cant get DC up to 60fps I don't really care if they release it or not, racing at 30 is rubbish, huge step backwards.
  • jamesdoyle1 6 months ago

    I wish I could play the gamescom demo of Driveclub...
  • SpaceMonkey77 6 months ago

    I agree with you, 5ypher. Sony won't agree though, and will lock it down.
  • zzkj 6 months ago

    I thought Driveclub was being pushed back to give a release window for The Last Guardian?
  • zzkj 6 months ago

    lol
  • 5ypher 6 months ago

    Like I said. Hardware that doesn't work for all games tends to get pushed aside. The hardware that sticks around (controller, tv) is that which can be used for everything
  • jamesdoyle1 6 months ago

    So looks like it will come out when Driveclub comes out?
  • SpaceMonkey77 6 months ago

    Good question, jamesdoyle1.

    Probably will be next year, alongside my Nike 2015's with Power Laces.
  • zzkj 6 months ago

    It reminds me of the scramble by world+dog to sell 3D TV to people, and look how that ended up. The hardware is in many TVs now but few people actually use it or want the content.
  • MaxiM_PL 6 months ago

    @jamesdoyle1 Yesterday two days from now... (nobody knows)
  • MaxiM_PL 6 months ago

    @zzkj make that 3 that we know of.
  • jamesdoyle1 6 months ago

    I arrived late guys, when is one expected to hit shelves?
  • MaxiM_PL 6 months ago

    Add to that the technology behind Avegant Glyph and you already have some nice competition in the VR field going on. Everyone's a winner.
  • SpaceMonkey77 6 months ago

    Indeed, but MS have their own VR unit in the pipe too. Only a matter of time til they reveal that.
  • zzkj 6 months ago

    @MaxiM_PL: not really - its too niche and wont be embraced by the mainstream, at that point you have two competing products fighting over customers to sustain them.
  • sweatyBallacks 6 months ago

    Holy shit balls that GoW demonstration! THAT is next gen!
  • drumm23 6 months ago

    It's a huge blow to XBox; wonder if this is why the XBox guy got the heave; they'll have to try to buy Oculus; tie it in with the PC business and it probably works out OK.
  • MaxiM_PL 6 months ago

    In the end this is good news for EVERYONE. Competition is good and very much needed.
  • monkie_king 6 months ago

    Oh, it's 960*1080 per eye ...
  • Shin555 6 months ago

    Cheers for the updates Martin. Night guys! :)
  • oliverday 6 months ago

    Cheers Martin - Enjoy your Sandwich!
  • INSOMANiAC 6 months ago

    The egg and cress sandwiches will be curling at the sides now and full of geek sweat dripped over the. Enjoy !
  • jamesdoyle1 6 months ago

    @SaintDeamon "soon" right? LOL #4monthsandstillnoupdatefromsony
  • zzkj 6 months ago

    @jamesdoyle1 ok cheers
  • SpaceMonkey77 6 months ago

    I do like the name, Morpheus.

    Impressive presentations are nice, but the proof is in the games. We'll see how Sony deal with Morpheus at E3.

    Thanks anyways, Martin.
  • SaintDeamon 6 months ago

    there will be exciting news about driveclub next month
  • 5ypher 6 months ago

    So yeh cat is out of the bag. Chicken has flown the coup. Horse has bolted the table. Any more?
  • jamesdoyle1 6 months ago

    They didn't provide us with anything zzkj.....
  • Soton4084 6 months ago

    Might be interested in this if it supports Blu-ray playback
  • monkie_king 6 months ago

    http://www.eurogamer.net/article
    s/2014-03-19-sony-announces-proj
    ect-morpheus-virtual-reality-hea
    dset-for-playstation-4
  • Dussc 6 months ago

    this is a clearer picture, now I can see the lights :)
  • zzkj 6 months ago

    What was the Driveclub news? No news, or no date? Cancelled?
  • djwaves 6 months ago

    But can it play back blu-ray ?
  • INSOMANiAC 6 months ago

    It was almost like I was there myself, what with the one picture n stuff, this is like really shit VR !
  • jamesdoyle1 6 months ago

    :( Driveclub.....ughhhh
  • oliverday 6 months ago

    What Site? - Link?
  • 5ypher 6 months ago

    Thanks for the reporting guys. Hope that chair wasn't too uncomfortable ;)
  • jamesdoyle1 6 months ago

    No info on driveclub? #LAME
  • oliverday 6 months ago

    Ratchet and Clank FTW!
  • Kamotcha 6 months ago

    Thank you for the updates Martin.
  • INSOMANiAC 6 months ago

    Crash Bandicoot VR? Go on then!
  • superkick 6 months ago

    Every answer was "we are looking into it" or "we can't really say anything yet"
  • SpaceMonkey77 6 months ago

    And also ask why Sony didn't do this before Oculus?

    Sounds like Sony wanting cake and bread to eat.
  • monkie_king 6 months ago

    Fingers crossed for PS Home VR.
  • SaintDeamon 6 months ago

    pc = steam = no net = no game
  • johndrinkwater 6 months ago

    Really surprised they?re not revising the Move (like Wiis MotionPlus update); it needs more accuracy and they have yet to combat the drift that the device has over time.
  • zzkj 6 months ago

    @JamieR reminds me of RARE being lumped with Kinect duties
  • oliverday 6 months ago

    Blu-ray/ 4K compatibility?
  • Dussc 6 months ago

    also; really expected Media Molecule to work on this
  • 5ypher 6 months ago

    @INSOMANiAC but earlier a speaker mentioned being at a coffee shop using it..
  • superkick 6 months ago

    Ok i'm still very sceptical about this. I really want them to deliver something awesome but this still feels like a huge bluff.
  • djwaves 6 months ago

    Please ask can it be used for other playstation operations , blu-ray ect.
  • JamieR 6 months ago

    They sticking London Studio on gimmics again not the next getaway game.
  • INSOMANiAC 6 months ago

    %ypher, its not going to work without the camera because it uses that to track it, same as the Move!!!
  • INSOMANiAC 6 months ago

    Will I look as cool as Laurence Fishburne in it?
  • Greynarl 6 months ago

    Don't worry the XBox One headset will be even better with the power of the cloud.
  • Zeesus 6 months ago

    noting*
  • 5ypher 6 months ago

    Again. Does it work without the PS Camera?
  • Armitage 6 months ago

    Low persistence OLED panel?
  • FlyntCoal 6 months ago

    Sandman!
  • Zeesus 6 months ago

    I watched an interview with carmack a while back. He actually mentioned sony's past headsets. Nothing that 90 degree fov wasnt enough to immerse a player..
  • Afro_Matt 6 months ago

    Can you just ask them what the hell happened to DriveClub?
  • oliverday 6 months ago

    Ask if Sony wanna share this with MS...
  • feistycheese 6 months ago

    Ask them if we will see/know more at E3?
  • weedar 6 months ago

    @superkick. I have no problem with believing them. They have been experimenting with this kind of tech for years. I bought a pair of their movie glasses 10-15 years ago...
  • INSOMANiAC 6 months ago

    How many AAA batteries will it take?
  • kazikbak 6 months ago

    WirelessHD has 0 latency.
  • djwaves 6 months ago

    I guess the big question is what is its uses outside of VR , like blu ray playback , normal ps4 games and so on ??
  • SpaceMonkey77 6 months ago

    Ask if this Sony VR is in response to Oculus success on Kickstarter?
  • oliverday 6 months ago

    Hahahaha! - I wanna see one of those hilarious trading adds done by Sony again!
  • Dussc 6 months ago

    would wireless not introduce more latency?
  • INSOMANiAC 6 months ago

    Will I be able to trade it with a friend?
  • superkick 6 months ago

    @weedar Or so they say. Taping a move to a existing hmd and taking a picture does not take lot of work...
  • zzkj 6 months ago

    This is going to be a costly mistake for them, living on the shelf with the Nintendo power glove and Virtual Boy. It's chasing the same transitory gimmick market as just deserted the Wii-U.
  • SpaceMonkey77 6 months ago

    That's nice, Koppa.

    I'm gonna stick with PC mostly this gen. In a decade, it'll be musical console chairs again. I don't want my games restricted and eventually switched off.
  • INSOMANiAC 6 months ago

    is it possible to watch 3d Blurays on these things?
  • 5ypher 6 months ago

    Question: Does it work without the use of a PS Camera, and is the hope for it to be streamed like Vita remote play?
  • brianstone 6 months ago

    Wireless has to be tricky. Batteries add weight, radio adds latency.
  • oliverday 6 months ago

    How much extra does everyone think VR games will cost?
  • djwaves 6 months ago

    can i use it to play normal playstaion games ?
  • MaxiM_PL 6 months ago

    I wouldn't hold my breath for wireless - that's a LOT of extra latency, battery drain ans so on and so forth.
  • weedar 6 months ago

    @monkie_king Sony scared? Head over to IGN and see pictures of prototypes dating back to 2010 and 2011. They have been working on this longer than Oculus.
  • drumm23 6 months ago

    FOV is the important question, how they're measuring the 90 degrees?
  • dadrester 6 months ago

    is the prototype 1080p in each eye or shared between both eyes?
  • INSOMANiAC 6 months ago

    Stand up and shout loudly, and with utter conviction, if it'll be able to make you see games and stuff in 3D. I dare you.
  • Belgrath69 6 months ago

    given the amount of visuals, thinking this would connect more over a wifi than BT...
  • Tetragammatron 6 months ago

    How long until I can give Ayane a massage? This is important.
  • monkie_king 6 months ago

    But will it work with PlayTV?
  • FlyntCoal 6 months ago

    Ask if the vr camera is easy to integrate in AAA games just so we can browse the world in a still from different angles like a free cam.
  • karlo87 6 months ago

    So NASA are one of the contributors, any help from Pornhub?
  • oliverday 6 months ago

    Sounds like Sony's racing someone other than Rift
  • drumm23 6 months ago

    Sold my Oculus DK1 on eBay last week. For a ridiculous price.
    Thank you Jeebus.
  • superkick 6 months ago

    Q: "given the horsepower question, will the VR experience rendered for the PS4 be rendered slower than 2D games on the PS4?" A: "The graphics are so rich because you are immersed. You need a different kind of graphics optimization."

    ...
  • Shin555 6 months ago

    It is planned to be wireless, yes?
  • INSOMANiAC 6 months ago

    Does it have processors or is it just a screen?
  • monkie_king 6 months ago

    @KrisVr and you've got to render a frame for each eye too ...
  • JamieR 6 months ago

    i wonder if one of those 2 cpu cores were held back for this VR thing and not OS like we thought.
  • Iain815 6 months ago

    Egg and cress? What, no onion? Savages.
  • captain_Carl 6 months ago

    Ask them if they've made any sex games yet. Because i want/need one of those.
  • Bertie 6 months ago

    Is it confirmed only for PS4?
  • monkie_king 6 months ago

    @SpaceMonkey77 seems like a spoiler announcement, guess Oculus has got Sony scared.
  • KopparbergDave 6 months ago

    Sony have just stuck a massive two fingers up to so many of the naysayers around. Ahahahahah :D So happy I went with PS4 (thanks largely to massive goodwill from PS+ and consistent commitment to quality and diverse games). If I'd bought an XB1 I'd be feeling pretty depressed right now. Literally no competition to this :D
  • DakeyrasUK 6 months ago

    Ask if we'll see more at e3 2014 or if it'll go quiet for a while, please?
  • 5ypher 6 months ago

    @SpaceMonkey77 guess you missed the part of the slide when Sony showed the Moon landing uses Sony's new VR headset? It has been around a long time...
  • KrisVr 6 months ago

    "The highest frame-rate", well yeah but, on PS4 at 1080p, we haven't really seen games with even solid 60fps. How it's going to work?
  • oliverday 6 months ago

    How long till this goes commercial?
  • karlo87 6 months ago

    Ask if Demon's Souls 2 will launch with it
  • weedar 6 months ago

    They're researching eye tracking as well :)
  • captain_Carl 6 months ago

    Martin should be sacked.
  • FlyntCoal 6 months ago

    They should add a camera in front of it for an AR experience. Would've been amazing.
  • INSOMANiAC 6 months ago

    Ask them if this will work with PlayTV!
  • Belgrath69 6 months ago

    how about the cost for a development kit... for Indie developers...
  • Shin555 6 months ago

    highest latency? I thought you want Low Latency, lol
  • 5ypher 6 months ago

    Exactly @CalamityRaven
  • SpaceMonkey77 6 months ago

    Won't be long til MS do this too.

    Ask them why they are doing this when Oculus is not out yet. Isn't this headset a kneejerk response to Oculus?
  • brianstone 6 months ago

    "How high?"
    "Like... really, really high."
    "Oh, awesome!"
    -_-
  • INSOMANiAC 6 months ago

    Ask them if theres sandwiches!
  • sidspyker 6 months ago

    "Highest Latency"
  • curryking3 6 months ago

    Are you certain he said "highest latency?"
  • captain_Carl 6 months ago

    Highest latency lol
  • MaxiM_PL 6 months ago

    There is no need for Move Mk.2, Mk. has everything in place.
  • monkie_king 6 months ago

    The highest latency? Lulz.
  • CheekyDevlin 6 months ago

    How many Nasa staff are equal to one Carmack?
  • INSOMANiAC 6 months ago

    How can you talk framerates when theres no software?
  • dadrester 6 months ago

    1080p in each eye or split across the 2?
  • drumm23 6 months ago

    "the highest latency"

    F. Back of the class.
  • estel 6 months ago

    I'm not sure if the highest latency is what they really wanted to say :D
  • CalamityRaven 6 months ago

    It could be that Oculus and Sony are pushing the medium and not their respective peripherals since Sony's will be only for Playstation and Oculus Rift only on PC. No need to gate content like a chump if you're already targeting different platforms
  • Zeesus 6 months ago

    LMAO crap answer
  • 5ypher 6 months ago

    shouldn't it be lowest latency?
  • AlucardGP 6 months ago

    Highest latency?
  • richardiox 6 months ago

    Will they need to release a MK2 Move then? Or will the current Move work? If not I'd need to buy a VR headset and then PS Camera and PS Move MK2s? Pricey.
  • Pwnsweet 6 months ago

    @Maxim

    Exactly.
  • DakeyrasUK 6 months ago

    5m long cable, and there was me thinking sony would have it on a 0.5m cable like there controller charging cables...
  • 5ypher 6 months ago

    This is to drum up interest in devs. They want lots of support in terms of games.
  • Belgrath69 6 months ago

    do they expect to be delivering VR vs non VR version of games like the movie industry...
  • drumm23 6 months ago

    Ask them where the god damn Plane is.

    Then apologise that you might be in the wrong press conference.
  • oliverday 6 months ago

    Frame Rate? Weight? Power (it'll need Nuclear)
  • brianstone 6 months ago

    Oculus is only a co-publisher, dunno exactly how far their arm stretches.
  • Widge 6 months ago

    Will Banderas be modelling it in the advertising campaign?
  • INSOMANiAC 6 months ago

    Ask them what they think of David Moyes team selection, and why they think he bought Mata when he's playing out of position
  • MaxiM_PL 6 months ago

    @Pwmsweet it will never "beat" Oocculus, mainly because the freedom on PC
  • superkick 6 months ago

    They are going to need a faster console.
  • JamieR 6 months ago

    Ask them how it connects to the console?
  • Luciferous 6 months ago

    Considering it's still prototype there won't be pricing
  • drumm23 6 months ago

    Yeah true - Rift said they were publisher of Eve V.

    Strange!
  • jayc1 6 months ago

    No price this is a prototype
  • Mr_Git 6 months ago

    I wouldn't expect a price announcement, they're just cooing devs.
  • oliverday 6 months ago

    They won't price it this yeah
  • Pwnsweet 6 months ago

    I'd be very surprised if this ends up beating Oculus
  • Gedeye 6 months ago

    Thought Eve V was Rift published/exclusive?
  • MaxiM_PL 6 months ago

    @Monkie I don't think you'll be jumping like a tard and flailing your hands in VR
  • INSOMANiAC 6 months ago

    Cant wait to see those Thief loading screens in glorious VR
  • Iain815 6 months ago

    So will they announce a price range tonight or can I fuck off to bed?
  • karlo87 6 months ago

    Seriously? No Drive Club?!
  • djwaves 6 months ago

    this has 399 written all over it !
  • Shadders 6 months ago

    Did he actually say No Driveclub?
  • Dussc 6 months ago

    what the f happend to driveclub, seriously...
  • drumm23 6 months ago

    Eve Valkyrie!!
    They're not just happy with eating Oculus' lunch, they want his crisps too.
  • INSOMANiAC 6 months ago

    it supports 360 degree rotation, so the 110 must be diagonal surely?
  • oliverday 6 months ago

    MS are buggered
  • 5ypher 6 months ago

    We need Endless Ocean! Perfect fit for VR
  • monkie_king 6 months ago

    Think this is going to be Sony's Kinect.
  • drako1000 6 months ago

    damn Eve Valkyrie o_o
  • TonyHarrison 6 months ago

    Why am I not surprised that price wasn't one of the 6 important points...
  • djwaves 6 months ago

    skyrim remake please !
  • oliverday 6 months ago

    What do you mean by manipulating the world?
  • zzkj 6 months ago

    I don't want this in my games, and it's depressing that so much developer time is being wasted on it instead of making you know .. actual games.
  • Dussc 6 months ago

    damn this sounds too good
  • MaxiM_PL 6 months ago

    Sounds dickish.
  • 5ypher 6 months ago

    Yeh cost of the console I think
  • monkie_king 6 months ago

    Oculus is 110degs diagonal I think, not sure if Sony are claiming diagonal or horizontal.
  • sidspyker 6 months ago

    VR dicking around confirmed.
  • INSOMANiAC 6 months ago

    If you think its going to cost 'not much more than 100' then you may as well stop reading now. It will be at LEAST 250
  • djwaves 6 months ago

    wow kiss my ass xbots
  • Zeesus 6 months ago

    yes 110 - aiming for 160-180
  • Zeesus 6 months ago

    not so dumb now is it
  • drumm23 6 months ago

    90 degree FOV .....? Isn't Oculus at around 110 with the latest prototype?
  • karlo87 6 months ago

    They got the price right for the PS4 ;)
  • MaxiM_PL 6 months ago

    It's over 9000 heavies!
  • weedar 6 months ago

    Jesus. They have really done their homework.
  • Zeesus 6 months ago

    And now we know why theres a light bar on the DS4... ;)
  • MrSec84 6 months ago

    if the final retail model is meant for everyone this can't cost much more than the PS Camera.
    Even 100 is too much for many.
    Hell they won't pay that for headphones
  • richardiox 6 months ago

    @dadrester

    Isn't there a similar thing on rift but set in a front room/couch environment? Just a tech demo but the concept and scope is mind bending
  • oliverday 6 months ago

    I'll pay anything below 350
  • brianstone 6 months ago

    Custom headphones? I'm listening.... no pun intended.
  • INSOMANiAC 6 months ago

    Yeah, Ill bet it supports custom headphones... Because they wont be putting any in it I reckon, looking at the design. MORE MONEY ! WOOP !
  • 5ypher 6 months ago

    Wonder how heavy it all is..
  • SpaceMonkey77 6 months ago

    Sony can never get their prices right. Nice, but no.
  • Zeesus 6 months ago

    RIFT = 110 fov (aiming for 180)
  • JamieR 6 months ago

    Yikes sounds like you will need to buy the camera for it.
  • oliverday 6 months ago

    Turtle Headset then!
  • djwaves 6 months ago

    M$ version will have 61 speakers the extra will be for adverts playing in your ears
  • GajKnight 6 months ago

    60 speakers is insane.
  • 5ypher 6 months ago

    @Greynarl then you will never find LanDi!
  • MaxiM_PL 6 months ago

    Welcome to The Grid!
  • JamieR 6 months ago

    It sounds really expensive, i mean impressive.
  • INSOMANiAC 6 months ago

    I use my lightbar to find the off button! I wonder if I can VR my own house and have a daytime scene so I dont keep pressing eject at night.
  • CalamityRaven 6 months ago

    could be infrared leds the camera can pick up
  • sidspyker 6 months ago

    60 virtual speakers wat
  • drako1000 6 months ago

    In concerned that the fact they have included speakers will ramp up the cost.
  • oliverday 6 months ago

    damn..... This is some impressive tech
  • 5ypher 6 months ago

    @Dussc blue rim light
  • Greynarl 6 months ago

    @5ypher I only need my Fuku-san.
  • djwaves 6 months ago

    this is sounding like a 1500 piece of kit !
  • Dussc 6 months ago

    how does it track the headset ? there are no lightbulbs or bars on them ?
  • 5ypher 6 months ago

    All the sailors die too @Greynarl
  • Dussc 6 months ago

    this all sounds pretty damn good, I'm afraid of it's price though. And even more afraid that I will be paying it nonetheless >_
  • JamieR 6 months ago

    If it is 1080p final then that is fantastic.
  • djwaves 6 months ago

    1080p 1-0 to sony !
  • Bananazniper 6 months ago

    A realistic simulation of claustrophobia, for someone who has claustrophobia does not sound like a good experience lol
  • dsmx 6 months ago

    IF you want VR to be for everyone you need to get the price below $300
  • Widge 6 months ago

    @Belgrath69 just the sort of game that works with VR. FPS - no, driving / flying - yes.
  • INSOMANiAC 6 months ago

    1080p!!! is that per eye?
  • MaxiM_PL 6 months ago

    90*? Perfect.
  • Vorpal_Smilodon 6 months ago

    what's the fov on oculus dk1?
  • taface 6 months ago

    How about 2 player playing simultaneously in VR in the same world and seeing each other /interacting with each other? That would be dooope
  • MaxiM_PL 6 months ago

    Woo, full HD, ncie
  • Greynarl 6 months ago

    It's going to be really sad when that dog-bird dies in the Last Guardian, at least two emotions.
  • oliverday 6 months ago

    1080p!!!!!!!1 Wooo!!!!!1
  • drako1000 6 months ago

    if you want to take a look at some pics, i suggest running CNET's or Engadgets live blog simultaneously.
  • oliverday 6 months ago

    nah - Sony always go for publicity - This is hard hitting for everyone
  • chainlinkspiral 6 months ago

    Horror games on Oculus Rift are no joke. Very Nope.
  • INSOMANiAC 6 months ago

    What the hell is Mr Purchese doing? Why isnt he stealing pictures from better sites like he does articles?

    /troll
  • Kamotcha 6 months ago

    Shut up and take my money now Sony.....xD
  • MaxiM_PL 6 months ago

    No worries, I'm getting pictures from another site.
  • SaintDeamon 6 months ago

    @taface VR seems to do a lot more than oculus
  • Dussc 6 months ago

    look @ neogafs thread if you wanna see the slides
  • djwaves 6 months ago

    I'am telling you VR manhunt game would sell like hotcakes , then get banned !...... seen the movie strange days and youll get what i mean
  • oliverday 6 months ago

    I refuse to play anything like Outlast o VR... I nearly had to check myself in just playing it on a screen
  • dadrester 6 months ago

    gah... had started typing that before martin posted :)
  • 5ypher 6 months ago

    @oliverday if they wanted publicity they would of livestreamed it on their blog etc. This is strictly aimed at game devs. We know about it because of the internet
  • MrSec84 6 months ago

    A new Doom Carmack incoming!!!!!
  • dadrester 6 months ago

    A horror movie. an actual horror movie that you watch sitting down in a cinema, with other people (via psn) that has crazy shit going on in the cinema itslef could be very cool. so it's a film not a game but it's interactive and shared.... hmmm maybe i should be making next gen
  • taface 6 months ago

    So far, nothing we haven't already
    seen with Oculus...
  • sidspyker 6 months ago

    Beyond: Two Optics
  • INSOMANiAC 6 months ago

    Heavy rain in VR, adjusting some cunts tie with a PS move... COUNT ME IN!
  • monkie_king 6 months ago

    @karlo87 yeah, that's the 'extreme horror' part covered.
  • dsmx 6 months ago

    I like the idea of this kind of headset for driving games, being able to look around the cabin in the car or even on a bike would be very useful. That said since your body won't actually be feeling you move about there's quite a good chance you'll get motion sick as what your seeing is not what your body is experiencing.
  • MrSec84 6 months ago

    @karlo87 LMAO
  • Vorpal_Smilodon 6 months ago

    I hope we dont only get horror games in VR
  • beauburtenshaw 6 months ago

    Iggy_dawg, the camera is actually selling like hot cakes because of the success of Game Room.
  • oliverday 6 months ago

    @5ypher - Sony will already have some developers making VR Adapted games - This is a publicity stunt more than anything
  • Adamoldroyd 6 months ago

    Driveclub would be awesome, but i cant see this being ready this year, more something for a driveclub 2
  • karlo87 6 months ago

    Emotion! David Cage is getting a hard on somewhere
  • MrSec84 6 months ago

    Wasn't LBP announced at a past GDC?
  • djwaves 6 months ago

    Great minds @Shin555
  • Zeesus 6 months ago

    Yeah at this point its fairly obvious that driveclub will be the first PS4VR title
  • INSOMANiAC 6 months ago

    I knew my pedantry would make me famous one day...
  • 5ypher 6 months ago

    People need to remember, this isn't about game announcements lol. This is aimed at people sitting in the audience whom make games and Sony are trying to talk them into making their games for Sony's VR tech
  • MrSec84 6 months ago

    Driveclub
  • oliverday 6 months ago

    No but That's the only reason I can imagine it was delayed.... other than it sucked and they needed to improve it
  • Shin555 6 months ago

    @djwaves I WOULD PLAY THIS!
  • INSOMANiAC 6 months ago

    The more I look at the daft design the more I think it looks like itll slip off your head, and doesnt look like it has earphones...
  • FlyntCoal 6 months ago

    So Driveclub VR confirmed?
  • oliverday 6 months ago

    Waiting for Driveclub to be mentioned Geordie
  • 5ypher 6 months ago

    @INSOMNiAC agreed, and the install base and home name value
  • Zeesus 6 months ago

    (or 720)
  • djwaves 6 months ago

    i want a VR snuff movie game where i get to kill people think manhunt in VR with added plastic bags
  • Adamoldroyd 6 months ago

    engadget have tons of photos on their live blog
  • Geordiemp 6 months ago

    driving games.....
  • Zeesus 6 months ago

    Damn i hope they release a new PS4 - VR compatible. Otherwise were gonna be stuck with blocky 1080 and 30fps
  • superkick 6 months ago

    "It needs to show pretty pictures and be like fast and presense(TM) has to be there"
  • sidspyker 6 months ago

    Yes clean like 720p
  • INSOMANiAC 6 months ago

    I think Sony has a big advantage of Oculus in that it has move to be honest, they already have the tech out there to track arm movement without a traditional control scheme, could be a big plus for them
  • oliverday 6 months ago

    More Photo's?
  • 5ypher 6 months ago

    Yeh, your presence inside your home in front of your PS4 camera
  • INSOMANiAC 6 months ago

    You've stopped using quotation marks, is this your opinion, or that of an expert Martin?
  • SpaceMonkey77 6 months ago

    If it has PC use too, it has a chance, but that then puts it in conflicting Oculus territory, and frankly I'd rather support the small guys of Oculus on this one, than Sony.

    Not surprised they wedged PS Move in there, when no one is interested in it.
  • Shin555 6 months ago

    I'd say anywhere between 300 and 500, but you probably won't get a price yet as they said it's still a prototype?
  • monkie_king 6 months ago

    "There are still a lot of game design challenges in VR we don't have the answers to yet." - i.e. anything that's not first person. Last Guardian isn't going to be on this.
  • INSOMANiAC 6 months ago

    Too bad they released Duke Nukem too early. Another ten years in the development hell and we could be shitting everywhere while swearing using our 2 grands worth of gaming gear
  • 5ypher 6 months ago

    How can you be sitting at a coffee shop playing games wearing this. Dont you need the camera for it to work?
  • Greynarl 6 months ago

    Are there any slideshows with sailors in them, please this is important.
  • Belgrath69 6 months ago

    @Widge Elite would be cool with this...
  • MrSec84 6 months ago

    The Last Guardian confirmed
  • INSOMANiAC 6 months ago

    'Presence trumps game design in VR.;

    errr....
  • djwaves 6 months ago

    Presence trumps game design in VR , erm iam a playstation fan but no it dont
  • Dussc 6 months ago

    'Mark will now wear the device, he's been training his neck muscles for the last 3 years so the 25 pounds are no problem'
  • Zeesus 6 months ago

    No harm done, oliverday
  • INSOMANiAC 6 months ago

    It has to be 299 or less I reckon to stand a decent chance. And have Crysis 4 running at 10fps @ 759p
  • Widge 6 months ago

    The only game that matters is Elite.
  • superkick 6 months ago

    Now they are pretty much just copying what oculus has said.
  • Belgrath69 6 months ago

    @Martin Is Francis there screaming yet?
  • oliverday 6 months ago

    Sony shouldn't be pitching this solely to developers... It'd be like announcing PS4 and expecting consumers to ignore it until E3...
  • Shin555 6 months ago

    Yeah because if you call it a Peripheral you can't charge as much. ;)
  • INSOMANiAC 6 months ago

    And we're making it open source! and PC compatible!
  • JamieR 6 months ago

    Plz don't say Tv
  • djwaves 6 months ago

    who agrees its got to be less than the console right ?
  • MrSec84 6 months ago

    lol
  • Zeesus 6 months ago

    Crysis 4 - exclusive? Doubtful.
  • INSOMANiAC 6 months ago

    A Crytek game, running through a PS4, through a VR headset... Im predicting epic framerates.
  • djwaves 6 months ago

    crytek=awesome
  • AlucardGP 6 months ago

    Red Dead VR confirmed?
  • SpaceMonkey77 6 months ago

    If Sony could release it cheaply, it'd fly, but we know that's not going to happen, which is why their last VR effort was lacking. Plus exclusivity is a bad word and not helpful to devs much, where these things are concerned.

    Oculus actually has games, so I'm not convinced by this.
  • Dussc 6 months ago

    Cowboy VR game confirmed!
  • monkie_king 6 months ago

    Wonder if they're making them from all those unused Vita screens they ordered.
  • GajKnight 6 months ago

    Crytec working on Sony VR?
    Damn son, I am interested!
  • Belgrath69 6 months ago

    "'We want to make PlayStation the best place for VR - and not just for playing, but for developing.'"

    Translation: We want an iTunes store too ....
  • Adamoldroyd 6 months ago

    some of you guys are seriously jumping the gun on this, this is GDC not E3/TGS. Theyre only just shopping it to devs, never mind nearing production and release
  • 5ypher 6 months ago

    The Last Guardian is a 3rd person game. So no lol :D
  • Greynarl 6 months ago

    This will be great for ignoring my kids.
  • oliverday 6 months ago

    Havok? - Epic.
  • MrSec84 6 months ago

    Crysis 4 an exclusive
  • INSOMANiAC 6 months ago

    MaXIM, you never got the full usage of the PS Move, try sticking it up your botty! Your belly glows like ET
  • MrSec84 6 months ago

    Yes The last Guardian, launch game for this
  • 5ypher 6 months ago

    @djwaves seems either work
  • CalamityRaven 6 months ago

    The Last Guardian VR Christmas 2014
  • JamieR 6 months ago

    That price would be just about agreeable imo YOSS
  • Dussc 6 months ago

    sea of content, diving game confirmed1
  • djwaves 6 months ago

    its got to be less than the console right sony ?
  • oliverday 6 months ago

    10 0000 - + Move + Camera + Specialised Games... Average gamer wont be able to afford this until Oculus and Microsoft launch counter attacks.
  • Shin555 6 months ago

    I can't believe he used looking at Hotel Rooms as an example...
  • MaxiM_PL 6 months ago

    My g/f never for a second thought it looked like a sex toy.
  • djwaves 6 months ago

    they are talking about the move as in the blue light on the ps4 controller and not the shit i got for ps3 right sony ?
  • INSOMANiAC 6 months ago

    YES YES YES !!! I want to be able to plug it in, and play it!!!!! These guys! they know their shit!
  • Belgrath69 6 months ago

    na you'll need 9 PS camera oriented in your room :)
  • MrSec84 6 months ago

    Off Tv play
  • xYOSSARIANx 6 months ago

    249.99
  • INSOMANiAC 6 months ago

    Also uses PS Move... because your girlfriend just isnt going to mock you enough unless you have a glowing sex toy in each hand as well...
  • 5ypher 6 months ago

    Finally a use for the Move! :p
  • djwaves 6 months ago

    i hope not iggy
  • Dussc 6 months ago

    Silent Hill VR with the Fox engine and Move as the flashlight, please.
  • MrSec84 6 months ago

    50/$79 sweet price
  • Zeesus 6 months ago

    "Specialised optics" - AKA Sony's smart phone division (high res panels)??
  • kazikbak 6 months ago

    Cheap PS camera better for tracking than kinect 2 (only 30 hz).
  • INSOMANiAC 6 months ago

    VR Bill And Ted please!
  • MrSec84 6 months ago

    Move & VR developed together from the start
  • beauburtenshaw 6 months ago

    "We will have more to announce at e3" wait for it.....
  • Dussc 6 months ago

    pseye can track @ 120mhz I think, which indeed always sounded like alot
  • 5ypher 6 months ago

    @Adamoldroyd guessing they want people to make games for it first. Adoption then release
  • INSOMANiAC 6 months ago

    AHAHAHAHAHA Marks! what a guy!
  • monkie_king 6 months ago

    @superkick you're not wrong, but I fear you ain't going to get more than that from this hardware.
  • djwaves 6 months ago

    so its got blue lights on for tracking thats great but the price please ?
  • INSOMANiAC 6 months ago

    I wonder if you were to play a VR version of Neo, would you automatically become extremely wooden and say 'Woah' a lot...
  • oliverday 6 months ago

    I'm guessing out for Xmas 2015...
  • Zeesus 6 months ago

    "Sight, first of all. To achieve presence, you need hi-res, high framerate display." - Not possible on the ARM-powered PS4 when playing AAA titles unfortunately.
  • Tetragammatron 6 months ago

    Just announce a port of DoA Xtreme with a Powerglove-esque attachment and the Japanese market alone will net enough revenue for Sony to buy Mars
  • KopparbergDave 6 months ago

    Sony haven't just won the console war, they've put the Xbox division out of business. HAHAHA :D
  • starsama 6 months ago

    "You use the directionality of sound to work out where you are." - Translation: "You use your ears to hear!"
  • Adamoldroyd 6 months ago

    why would they announce a price on a prototype? This things prob a good couple of years off at least
  • MrSec84 6 months ago

    What kind of panels will it use, CLED maybe?
  • FlyntCoal 6 months ago

    Binaural audio.
  • monkie_king 6 months ago

    @MaxiM_PL but HOTEL ROOMS!
  • RedBeard729 6 months ago

    @monkie_king
    720p120 might be better for VR
  • djwaves 6 months ago

    7.1 surround then ?
  • FlyntCoal 6 months ago

    VR in the tub, the first Morpheus game.
  • INSOMANiAC 6 months ago

    I didnt realise you needed special optics, I thought they'd slap two PSP GO's in a case
  • superkick 6 months ago

    @monkie_king That's not even close what prover VR needs.
  • Greynarl 6 months ago

    When you put it on you actually see through the gigantic eyes of Mark Cerny.
  • MaxiM_PL 6 months ago

    In b4 Home 2.0 VR
  • jayc1 6 months ago

    If this is a prototype for developers why would they say a price
  • djwaves 6 months ago

    give me VR battlefield minus the bugs and iam sold
  • sidspyker 6 months ago

    "Sight, first of all. To achieve presence, you need hi-res, high framerate display."

    That irony...
  • INSOMANiAC 6 months ago

    The Sony Bravia VR ! 3999.99
  • jest0r 6 months ago

    Porn porn porn VR PORN
  • monkie_king 6 months ago

    1080p60 or GTFO.
  • Shin555 6 months ago

    IF they do announce a price, it'll be at the end.
  • Bulbatron 6 months ago

    I suppose this device will need the user to have both eyes in full working order? If so, I won't be able to use it. :-(
  • djwaves 6 months ago

    sight..... yeah youll need that to !
  • Luciferous 6 months ago

    They can get my ass to Mars? I'm sold!
  • starsama 6 months ago

    "Welcome, to the surface of Mars." *Standing atop a giant virtual reality Mars Bar*
  • INSOMANiAC 6 months ago

    Not price then...
  • Dussc 6 months ago

    content, yea you'll need that..
  • Belgrath69 6 months ago

    area 1 - Get nailed in VR (winner)
  • JamieR 6 months ago

    I assume the resolution will be similar to kill zone multi player which would be cool.
  • 5ypher 6 months ago

    My biggest problem with VR is that it only truly works for first person experiences. And hardware that isn't used for every experience tends to be niche/fad
  • djwaves 6 months ago

    make it affordable ... doh
  • Oridan 6 months ago

    Don't give me hotel rooms, give me video games!
  • INSOMANiAC 6 months ago

    Does it REALLY feel like you're on mars Martin? Really?
  • INSOMANiAC 6 months ago

    Holy shit! NASA have GLaDOS !
  • djwaves 6 months ago

    thats cool but can i play my normal games using it ?????
  • 5ypher 6 months ago

    They should of done the Jaden Heavy Rain thing.. you know.. to be meta
  • SpaceMonkey77 6 months ago

    Not disputing its cool design, but we know what Sony are like with these things.

    Oculus all the way, I say. No huge mega corp to please and unchained creativity reigns.
  • _LarZen_ 6 months ago

    Lol, NASA wins hands down.
  • Greynarl 6 months ago

    To think, I got Virtual Reality before the Last Guardian.
  • gamzino 6 months ago

    (VR + Headphones) x (Girlfriend + (Heavy Tesco bags ^ 3)) = Phantom Pain in your solid snake :)
  • markcarberry 6 months ago

    oculus definitely
  • Pwnsweet 6 months ago

    Carmack always wins
  • djwaves 6 months ago

    i'll be amazed if its 1080p at 30fps , but tell me the price !
  • Dussc 6 months ago

    Carmack eats NASA
  • beauburtenshaw 6 months ago

    Will it beat Occulus to the market?
  • INSOMANiAC 6 months ago

    I'm hoping for a 'Martin Robinsons chair reclining' protoype some time soon
  • drumm23 6 months ago

    @INSOMNIAC
    If it is it will only be a quick way to get really sick. Has to be 1080 and minimum 60Hz; you can dial down all the details, all the shaders etc. They matter far less in a VR world - strangely.
  • Zeesus 6 months ago

    Its a shame they didnt release one for both platforms
  • FlyntCoal 6 months ago

    They can have super low level optimization which the oculus can't have for the time being. So Morphy can be a competition.
  • Esppiral 6 months ago

  • sidspyker 6 months ago

    Sony All Care Heat Massager
  • Tetragammatron 6 months ago

    I wonder will a YLOD induce an aneurysm
  • Zeesus 6 months ago

    PS4 can render 1080. Oculus will be higher res suited for head mounted use
  • monkie_king 6 months ago

    I'll be astounded if Sony don't half-arse it.
  • spliffhead 6 months ago

    Is that a curved oled display mmmmmm
  • INSOMANiAC 6 months ago

    I predict itll be 720p, sub 30fps, and with shaky TV, its a Xbone within a PS4... Proper matrix!
  • drumm23 6 months ago

    720p too low
  • Zeesus 6 months ago

    This will be a mainstream product coupled with a PS4, hardly enthusiast. Good luck to them. Oculus is likely what us hardcores are waiting for..
  • drumm23 6 months ago

    I'm confident -having used Oculus- that this launch will ultimately have an enormous impact on humanity. VR is going to change the world.

    The 4th Place . . . . no, wait . . .
  • Belgrath69 6 months ago

    Have a pic of the device on someone to see if it's the size of goalie's helmet eh?
  • JamieR 6 months ago

    Zeesus, higher the resolution the less block it would be.
  • djwaves 6 months ago

    going to be 720 for sure
  • Greynarl 6 months ago

    Make sure to nick one, just walk out with it on and say you couldn't tell.
  • JamieR 6 months ago

    I want to hear some numbers resolution for starts.
  • markcarberry 6 months ago

    but they still want a large chunk of the VR market to themselves instead of collaborating with oculus and valve
  • INSOMANiAC 6 months ago

    ''We've made a prototype... now you go and do all the hard work and develop some shit for it for us! in the mean time, heres another look at Kratos' scrotum.!''
  • Zeesus 6 months ago

    1080p will look horribly blocky up close :(
  • Pwnsweet 6 months ago

    Finally my MOVE will get some use!
  • djwaves 6 months ago

    fook the move i want one insted of a new tv
  • Tetragammatron 6 months ago

    Lawnmower-pheus Man
  • superkick 6 months ago

    It feels like a bluff. I'm sure they have something there but it seems like they are just testing the waters and want to say that "we can do this too you see!"
  • Goofboy 6 months ago

    right im off to bed to do some vr dreaming hope its a wetone
  • GajKnight 6 months ago

    You'll be playing yourself?
    Martin Robinson stars as Martin Robinson in...Sony: Project Morpheus.

    Coming to no theaters near you.
  • _LarZen_ 6 months ago

    I'm throwing money at the monitor but nothing is happening...!
  • INSOMANiAC 6 months ago

    Woop ... PS4... VR.. Camera... Move....

    I could have an actual fucking life for that kind of cash!
  • Esppiral 6 months ago

    Morpheus, camera, dild.. Move, wow too much stuff
  • Dussc 6 months ago

    I'll be playing with myself as well tomorrow night.. again
  • SpaceMonkey77 6 months ago

    Lol. Good luck selling that at such a high price.
  • 5ypher 6 months ago

    @MrSec84 just doesnt think we are there yet and at an affordable cost
  • dogmanstaruk 6 months ago

    Just make sure you chin Sony so it is at EG Expo ;p
  • captain_Carl 6 months ago

    You'll be playing with yourself tomorrow night? Is that whilst using the VR, or...?
  • djwaves 6 months ago

    no but one can dream insomanic :)
  • dannyboi3459 6 months ago

    not a thing im going to buy really
  • MrSec84 6 months ago

    That design is slick, but just too bulky for commercial sale.

    Something 3D glass sized, slightly larger eyepieces to give full coverage of the eye is needed
  • Oridan 6 months ago

    $599
  • dogmanstaruk 6 months ago

    If it is still prototype fuck knows when it will come out.
  • L0cky 6 months ago

    @djwaves I doubt there would be a price announcement at GDC
  • Goofboy 6 months ago

    prototype shucks no time soon then
  • INSOMANiAC 6 months ago

    ''You think thats affordable VR you're looking at? hah.''
  • FlyntCoal 6 months ago

    WHAT PILL DO I TAKE SHU?
  • markcarberry 6 months ago

    are we likely to be getting any news on specs?
  • superkick 6 months ago

    This might ruin vr...
  • Greynarl 6 months ago

    Official: Project Fuku-san.
  • anix 6 months ago

    i hope it is not heavy
  • Zeesus 6 months ago

    If its PS4 only you can say goodbye to 120hz and resolutions over 1080p (rift)
  • djwaves 6 months ago

    please be sub $400 !
  • INSOMANiAC 6 months ago

    dont tell us the name of the other eh Maxim!
  • Goofboy 6 months ago

    vr who needs it just go rob a bank and call it payday 3
  • starsama 6 months ago

    What if I told you... it'll cost too much. *Morpheus Face*
  • Dussc 6 months ago

    how does it trazck your head then ..?
  • KrisVr 6 months ago

    looks....expensive
  • dsmx 6 months ago

    looks expensive
  • KopparbergDave 6 months ago

    Sexy as a mofo.
  • GajKnight 6 months ago

    Looks good. Impressed so far.
  • Esppiral 6 months ago

    It will make us sleep.
  • INSOMANiAC 6 months ago

    But does it blend?
  • MrSec84 6 months ago

    I think Sony does produce medical imaging equipment
  • MaxiM_PL 6 months ago

    Yay, 1st picture that I can see on this site. The other one is uploading tons and they all work.
  • Insolentius 6 months ago

    Looks fancy.
  • 5ypher 6 months ago

    stop trying to fit me and fit me
  • Dussc 6 months ago

    How do you wear it? :S
  • dogmanstaruk 6 months ago

    Looks weird
  • superkick 6 months ago

    I'm not going to wear that.
  • Zeesus 6 months ago

    Cheeky little Matrix reference there!
  • dannyboi3459 6 months ago

    looks quite ugly tbh
  • markcarberry 6 months ago

    wow 0o0
  • djwaves 6 months ago

    i want it , but the price iam bracing for !
  • Goofboy 6 months ago

    how much will it be
  • MrSec84 6 months ago

    too big
  • Greynarl 6 months ago

    @Pwnsweet you can have both.
  • INSOMANiAC 6 months ago

    looks like its going to cost pennies....
  • FlyntCoal 6 months ago

    Mighty morphing VR
  • 5ypher 6 months ago

    Yep, all about affordability right now
  • Razz 6 months ago

    Project Morpheus
  • markcarberry 6 months ago

    if this started 3 years ago which was first playstation VR or oculus?
  • INSOMANiAC 6 months ago

    OMG OMG Shenmue 3!
  • Shin555 6 months ago

    Pic: https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BjDR
    mJQCQAA6eRu.jpg
  • Zeesus 6 months ago

    Ok so Crystal cove might have more head tracking points, i see a picture using three motion controllers
  • MrSec84 6 months ago

    Titanfall 2 yes, with exclusive single player offline campaign
  • INSOMANiAC 6 months ago

    'Heres how you play Virtual Reality on the PS4'

    Jack Tretton looks out of a window at someone with a better life...
  • Pwnsweet 6 months ago

    Keep your VR, I want Shenmue 3
  • djwaves 6 months ago

    i really hope this is priced right cause the HMZ is like 800
  • Shin555 6 months ago

    and there we have it @Luciferous haha.
  • ollyn 6 months ago

    Give me two move controllers and that God of War in VR would be awesome. Don't get me wrong anyone watching me would be wetting themselves but id be having fun.
  • estel 6 months ago

    @5ypher It's probably similar to the stuff on Crystal Cove that tracks your head, say, learning forward. They might even be using the Move there for its gyroscope.
  • Progguitarist 6 months ago

    Yeah, but can it play Titanfall?
  • markcarberry 6 months ago

    please be a lot better than the last few HMZ prototypes. oh and comercial
  • MrSec84 6 months ago

    A consumer model has to be light weight, for comfort
  • superkick 6 months ago

    Those look embarrassing.
  • INSOMANiAC 6 months ago

    God of Phwoarrrr?
  • MaxiM_PL 6 months ago

    DOn't see any pics...
  • Razz 6 months ago

    Datura now
  • 5ypher 6 months ago

    Im guessing the Move light is to track your head in space. Could even mean you could walk around the room if you wanted
  • Luciferous 6 months ago

    Does Kratos' wang have jiggle physics?
  • FlyntCoal 6 months ago

    GoW bang minigame in first person?
  • Shin555 6 months ago

    I'm sure there's a dick joke to be had here...
  • MrSec84 6 months ago

    Bet it looks amazing
  • JamieR 6 months ago

    god of war would suck in first person.
  • INSOMANiAC 6 months ago

    Wandering around Aliens - colonial marines demanding your money back!
  • Greynarl 6 months ago

    Now the XBox one will quickly release one that allows you to watch TV on your TV.
  • Goofboy 6 months ago

    http://live.theverge.com/live-so
    ny-playstation-future-of-innovat
    ion-gdc-2014/
  • superkick 6 months ago

    Those move+hmd things look very silly...
  • ATARI 6 months ago

    I am really excited mate
  • MrSec84 6 months ago

    Wow GOW
  • Zeesus 6 months ago

    There is another liveblog if u want pics, this one is more informative though
  • Dussc 6 months ago

    :o
  • Razz 6 months ago

    Its the ps2 game
  • Belgrath69 6 months ago

    Minecraft and AngryBirds w VR imo
  • 5ypher 6 months ago

    as bill gates said 'it doesn't matter who did it first, just who comes to market first'
  • markcarberry 6 months ago

    please upload pics soon :)
  • Razz 6 months ago

    God of WWar!
  • FlyntCoal 6 months ago

    PICS PLEASE
  • INSOMANiAC 6 months ago

    A slide show! Accurately replicating the PS4's VR framerate capabilities. 480p here we come!!
  • dogmanstaruk 6 months ago

    Nope ;)
  • MrSec84 6 months ago

    Exclusive COD coming to PS4
  • dannyboi3459 6 months ago

    virtual reality isnt really innovative have we forgotten about oculus rift?
  • superkick 6 months ago

    "Sony's been experimenting with VR since the PlayStation Move, says Yoshida."

    Of course they have...
  • Dussc 6 months ago

    jesus, I've got goosebumps, really
  • ATARI 6 months ago

    You didn't think I would miss this did you? :)
  • Goofboy 6 months ago

    playstation now shucks give me playstation porn vr
  • INSOMANiAC 6 months ago

    and a cravat
  • MrSec84 6 months ago

    Driveclub gameplay incoming
  • L0cky 6 months ago

    It's just Shu's parrot. It's passed its bed time.
  • INSOMANiAC 6 months ago

    I wish I was called Anton :( I'd wear a beret.
  • MaxiM_PL 6 months ago

    The drape is a lie...
  • MrSec84 6 months ago

    Come on shu
  • dogmanstaruk 6 months ago

    Hello Atari;p
  • FlyntCoal 6 months ago

    Pics or it didn't happen.
  • Progguitarist 6 months ago

    They are announcing an ethernet port for PS4! At last!
  • 5ypher 6 months ago

    Are they showing Neil Armstrong landing on the moon whilst using some Sony right now?
  • markcarberry 6 months ago

    lol you tell him Martin
  • starsama 6 months ago

    Lift that drape, Shu. Let it hang out you naughty boy!
  • INSOMANiAC 6 months ago

    I'm finding Robert Purcheses input to be well worth his overtime fee!
  • Zeesus 6 months ago

    PS Vita Note
  • ATARI 6 months ago

    Ahhhh , the tension is killing me!
  • superkick 6 months ago

    Sony invents virtual reality!
  • Shadders 6 months ago

    Yes! Get on my head
  • Belgrath69 6 months ago

    I want my new walkman in red this time please....
  • MrSec84 6 months ago

    PS tablet
  • Zeesus 6 months ago

    PS Vita 2
  • _LarZen_ 6 months ago

    BOOOM!
  • Pwnsweet 6 months ago

    But the Cell was lame...
  • nuithoth 6 months ago

    god damnt i want images!
  • shadow651 6 months ago

    WOOOOOOAAAAAAAHHHHHHH!!!!!
  • Shadders 6 months ago

    I'm so excite!
  • Esppiral 6 months ago

    Chan! totally unexpected xD
  • INSOMANiAC 6 months ago

    SONY INNOVATIONS !!! VIRTUAL REALITY !!! (PS, we did not actually innovate this)
  • Geordiemp 6 months ago

    aaaaaaahhhhhhh
  • Shadders 6 months ago

    OMG
  • FlyntCoal 6 months ago

    HYPEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEe
  • Much0Mass 6 months ago

    V8 Emotion Engine
  • markcarberry 6 months ago

    OoO OMG
  • 5ypher 6 months ago

    Better not be some kind of health sensor!
  • Progguitarist 6 months ago

    Stability firmware incoming.
  • Esppiral 6 months ago

    blah blah blah show it already!
  • Much0Mass 6 months ago

    @Progguitarist u r rite
  • INSOMANiAC 6 months ago

    Minidisc 2
  • markcarberry 6 months ago

    definitly VR
  • INSOMANiAC 6 months ago

    Pic of the chair or it didnt happen
  • dogmanstaruk 6 months ago

    Do it Shu! Announce it! We can now pause downloads on the PS4!
  • Shadders 6 months ago

    ItsHappening.gif
  • Insolentius 6 months ago

    A new walkman?
  • FlyntCoal 6 months ago

    Hypeintensified
  • Progguitarist 6 months ago

    What's coming next? No gaemz amirite?
  • markcarberry 6 months ago

    O.O next? ...
  • Dussc 6 months ago

    Shu probably will fall asleep wearing the VR headset..
  • MaxiM_PL 6 months ago

    Chair is a colour in itself.
  • Belgrath69 6 months ago

    lol
  • INSOMANiAC 6 months ago

    Can you do it in a semi racist accent please
  • Esppiral 6 months ago

    Maybe is a new model with actually some quality in its plastics xD
  • 5ypher 6 months ago

    Is Shu wearing leather driving gloves? These things are important!
  • spliffhead 6 months ago

    Samba Di Amigo VR?
  • DakeyrasUK 6 months ago

    We have an idea, but no idea how good an idea it is!
  • dogmanstaruk 6 months ago

    This either going to be amazing or shit. Mark my words.
  • INSOMANiAC 6 months ago

    a bigger PS4 pad
  • FlyntCoal 6 months ago

    It's a miniature Kaz hirai.
  • INSOMANiAC 6 months ago

    WHAT COLOUR'S THE FUCKING
    CHAIR!!!
  • Goofboy 6 months ago

    a bigger battery for the ps4 pad
  • Razz 6 months ago

    Why did they give shorty Martin the camera? We won't be able to see anything on stage :D
  • 5ypher 6 months ago

    Imagine if after all this hype. It is a knock off Virtual Boy :(
  • markcarberry 6 months ago

    XD yay
  • Esppiral 6 months ago

    So wathever they showcase won't be focused to costumers? :(
  • Geordiemp 6 months ago

    it begins
  • FlyntCoal 6 months ago

    IT'S HAPPENING!
  • INSOMANiAC 6 months ago

    No Dussc, they've got a big fucking thing on stage under a drape just to piss everyone off
  • NoTheMama 6 months ago

    I hope its a Frankenstein add on accessory for the PS4, like the NES R.O.B.
  • Progguitarist 6 months ago

    Under the drape: Gabe Newell's liver.
  • Shadders 6 months ago

    Yeah, developers hate live streams.
  • markcarberry 6 months ago

    but still it's awesome
  • JamieR 6 months ago

    knowing are luck it will be a vita with a head strap attached.
  • markcarberry 6 months ago

    that would make me so sad if so ;(
  • KopparbergDave 6 months ago

    Oh man this is going to be good. Shame there's not a live videostream, but I might explode at that. NoDRM + 350 was bad enough at E3 last year.
  • INSOMANiAC 6 months ago

    Can you stay on topic, what angle approximately is your chair?
  • Dussc 6 months ago

    Will they show something at all or just talk about it?
  • Greynarl 6 months ago

    @Razz ha.
  • nuithoth 6 months ago

    it really is. this is amazing reporting.
  • 5ypher 6 months ago

    Too soon @Razz... too soon...
  • Bloobat 6 months ago

    Met Herman at the PS4 launch in London, was a genuine guy and actually quite funny
  • L0cky 6 months ago

    /me slaps Razz
  • captain_Carl 6 months ago

    Martin, your commentary is wonderful.
  • INSOMANiAC 6 months ago

    Its a Vita TV! an actual TV sized vita! With a 3 hour battery life... and 3G!!!
  • markcarberry 6 months ago

    so true
  • _LarZen_ 6 months ago

    I'm just wondering when Agent Smith will come barging trough the door...
  • Razz 6 months ago

    Malaysian flight 370?
  • Goofboy 6 months ago

    @drumm23 lol
  • Progguitarist 6 months ago

    Sony will announce a real life killing spree on rival execs. Next up: Reggie Fathead.
  • Dussc 6 months ago

    I would've expected a chair with a TV / PS4 / PS EYE / VR on stage :{
  • markcarberry 6 months ago

    the drape is there to hide a button maybe?
  • anix 6 months ago

    It's a dead titan under the drape!
  • Razz 6 months ago

    Maybe a tablet controller called the PS U
  • drumm23 6 months ago

    The PLANE!
  • Greynarl 6 months ago

    Under the drape is another drape.
  • FlyntCoal 6 months ago

    It's a tarp, everyone in the room is now cg.
  • 5ypher 6 months ago

    Oh god... everybody get out! It is the Red Wedding all over again!
  • johndrinkwater 6 months ago

    @Goofboy lots of PS4 games, don?t be a goof.
  • INSOMANiAC 6 months ago

    I want an American McGee VR game where you can't fucking jump properly
  • anix 6 months ago

    maybe a complete VR suit ^^
  • markcarberry 6 months ago

    lol
  • Goofboy 6 months ago

    its a ps4 game cause there arent many lol
  • markcarberry 6 months ago

    so... not a headset?
  • MaxiM_PL 6 months ago

    It's Vita TV with it's own 50" OLED 3D screen on a stand :p
  • Muskie 6 months ago

    Risk your career for glory! RUSH THE STAGE!
  • Progguitarist 6 months ago

    Under the drape is Don Mattrick's severed head.
  • karlo87 6 months ago

    Nathan Drape VR experience
  • INSOMANiAC 6 months ago

    Imagine its Jack Tretton under that sheet, wearing an Oculus rift and telling us they;ve bought the company and Shenmue 3 comes free with it for 150.00
  • NoTheMama 6 months ago

    they'll pull back the sheet and reveal Ken Levine tied up and gagged.
    "he's ours now" mwhahahahahaha!!!
  • 5ypher 6 months ago

    Derren Brown will be presenting it seems
  • GajKnight 6 months ago

    Hype is intensifying..Butt is clenched...What is under the drape?
  • Razz 6 months ago

    Have they fed you any snacks?
  • markcarberry 6 months ago

    so awesome. O.O
  • digoutyoursoul 6 months ago

    Would be well tempted to let out a massive fart during that quiet hush talking almost starting period
  • drumm23 6 months ago

    haven't been this excited since. . . maybe the "Dolphin" unveil . . . it's a . . . CUBE! Weeeeird.
  • Dussc 6 months ago

    Dumbledore killed drape
  • markcarberry 6 months ago

    but what???? i cant wait too much tension
  • Shadders 6 months ago

    DESCRIBE THE DRAPE
  • 5ypher 6 months ago

    My bet is if it is indeed a headset, it has a Move light on it :)
  • Greynarl 6 months ago

    @Progguitarist No, make sure he witnesses someone else eating you, then he can spend his life seeking revenge and sailors.
  • markcarberry 6 months ago

    O.O
  • johndrinkwater 6 months ago

    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BjDN
    LIiCEAAeJhq.jpg:large :o
  • elsieparoubek 6 months ago

    That twat Adam Sessler is there...probably going to cry for a free one.
  • estel 6 months ago

    @FlyntCoal Hey, the Move technology would be incredible when used with VR. Really low latency positional tracking is exactly what you need.
  • _LarZen_ 6 months ago

    lol
  • INSOMANiAC 6 months ago

    fucking hell, its major nelson
  • RedBeard729 6 months ago

    DACTYL NIGHTMARE HD!
  • anix 6 months ago

    it seems to be huge.... maybe it isn't a VR ... maybe it's a new PS4 as quadcopter... following you everywhere
  • Insolentius 6 months ago

    Talk to us more about the chair.
  • FlyntCoal 6 months ago

    inb4 surprise Move 2 announcement.
  • Goofboy 6 months ago

    this is stoppping me play titanfall hurry up lol
  • NoTheMama 6 months ago

    so theres nowhere we can watch this live?
  • 5ypher 6 months ago

    Martin Robinson sounds like a guy who would complain his food his cold after eating half and demand a full refund ;)
  • INSOMANiAC 6 months ago

    00.37 first world problems Martin
  • markcarberry 6 months ago

    there is something hiding under a black drape. oooo......
  • tuone 6 months ago

    this isnt fn twitter
  • Progguitarist 6 months ago

    Shenmue 3 announcement. I will livestream me eating my 3 year old son if that happens.
  • Dussc 6 months ago

    @RedBeard729 really disappointed in the graphics then, especially that low ress texture on my walls..
  • chainlinkspiral 6 months ago

    Neil Druckmann and David Cage Present: Teenage Slumber Party Make-out VR: Featuring Ellie and Jodie.
  • anix 6 months ago

    same here, mark!
  • Goofboy 6 months ago

    y no livestream video
  • 5ypher 6 months ago

    We can dream Greynarl... we can dream....
  • markcarberry 6 months ago

    got to get up early in the morning but i cannot miss this.
  • Greynarl 6 months ago

    This and a Shenmue 3 announcement tomorrow could mean my dream of meeting sailors in glorious next-generation VR could finally come true.
  • RedBeard729 6 months ago

    What if the reveal is that we've actually been in virtual reality this whole time??
  • INSOMANiAC 6 months ago

    One thing you can say for Sony these days is they seem to be really taking note of trends and what Gamers want, decent sales, PS Plus, a machine thats mainly gaming, and now the hot topic o fhte moment VR.... And Microsoft seem to be going int he exact opposite direction. Dropping GFWL, telling us our Xbones are actually TV's, underpowered console...,,
  • Bertie 6 months ago

    Only Joakim
  • FlyntCoal 6 months ago

    It's Joakim Mogren's head.
  • Bertie 6 months ago

    Trip someone up! Elbow someone aside! Cause a scene!
  • GajKnight 6 months ago

    SLOWLY!!!
  • GajKnight 6 months ago

    IT'S HAPPENING!!!
  • karlo87 6 months ago

    Seems strange they wouldn't stream such a big thing
  • _LarZen_ 6 months ago

    What is under that black sheet.... https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BjDN
    LIiCEAAeJhq.jpg:large
  • Bertie 6 months ago

    Yes! Get ahead of the others heading in
  • starsama 6 months ago

    Hold on to your butts.
  • Oridan 6 months ago

    HEAD IN FASTER
  • Dussc 6 months ago

    Somehow since the early rumours of Sony VR I've been thinking Kojima is making something with the Fox engine (either a demo or a full game)... dunno why
  • JamieR 6 months ago

    It won't be big the VR thing because they will want you to be able to use their new headset with it.
  • drumm23 6 months ago

    Is it just no videoing - Can you guys take pictures?
  • Bertie 6 months ago

    @jmcoo7 Yes he brings new meaning to the phrase "crunch time"!
  • shadow651 6 months ago

    is there any livestream of this taking place anywhere?
  • FlyntCoal 6 months ago

    It's happening!
  • jmcoo7 6 months ago

    Watch out for the trail of Doritos that always follow Keighley. Could be dangerously situated :)
  • FlyntCoal 6 months ago

    It's Happening?
  • karlo87 6 months ago

    Good job Keighley is there, it has dat hype factor
  • digoutyoursoul 6 months ago

    David Cage's next game would be good for this VR stuff
  • Cyberlith 6 months ago

    Wonder if this will be like the PS4 "reveal"... no hardware lol
  • Dussc 6 months ago

    *yawn* *scratches crotch* so, anything happening yet? =_=
  • KORNdoggy 6 months ago

    Someone tweet keighley martin's last comment.
  • feistycheese 6 months ago

    @Martin Robinson

    "Geoff Keighley is standing behind me"

    Hope hes sharing out the Doritos and Dew.
  • estel 6 months ago

    More VR is good for the whole ecosystem. As long as we can please please please standardise and not have a million vendor lock-ins.
  • JamieR 6 months ago

    Is he eating doritos with mountain dew?
  • interceptor 6 months ago

    Unless sony's VR future looks like the 1993 BBC Game show 'CyberZone' starring Craig Charles, then I'm simply not playing...
    http://youtu.be/OkzF56tGYSg
  • _LarZen_ 6 months ago

    People standing in line https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=
    KYCUqfqHJuQ
  • blink6507 6 months ago

    Martin, even more awkward if he is reading this live feed
  • SaintDeamon 6 months ago

    is that VR in the pic??
  • blink6507 6 months ago

    ask and ye shall receive
  • _LarZen_ 6 months ago

    Pictures, we need a bunch of pictures! :D
  • nuithoth 6 months ago

    @Progguitarist A new next gen looking Home would be an almost insta buy for me. Social possibilities for VR is where this is gonna explode. Just chillin in your virtual futuristic pad with friends and playing games inside the simulation would be incredible.
  • Progguitarist 6 months ago

    they'll announce home for PS4 and the world will end.
  • blink6507 6 months ago

    Anyone else find Any House's voice deeply annoying?
  • anix 6 months ago

    +1 nulthoth, childhood memories xD
  • GajKnight 6 months ago

    How disappointing will it be if VR is a no show? That's a days hype wasted. :/
  • nuithoth 6 months ago

    These old vr setup pics are just wonderful.
  • dogmanstaruk 6 months ago

    Hope they do the decent thing and have a minute silence for Big Jack Tretton.
  • johndrinkwater 6 months ago

    @KORNdoggy on the GDC Vault, sure. Content there isn?t always freely accessible.
  • feistycheese 6 months ago

    @dogmanstaruk

    Yup, Sony doing their own recording, probably going to edit in some stuff being VR and all. Imagine we'll probably see it in a few days.
  • KORNdoggy 6 months ago

    They are recording it. Will be distributed later.
  • dogmanstaruk 6 months ago

    90s tech was the best
  • MrWonderstuff 6 months ago

    so this is not being livestreamed anywhere?
  • dogmanstaruk 6 months ago

    I hope Sony are recording this, or at least release some vids showing the tech. Would be arse to announce it and then not show anything until E3 in 3 months time.
  • nuithoth 6 months ago

    @_LarZen_ with PC being open I respectfully disagree. The indie scene is much more accessible on PC, and being able to try any game or demo as its released by the developers makes it a lot easier to acess new content. That said Sony is obv very indie friendly so I'm very curious how their sdk for VR will work out, and for publishing as well.
  • Liuwil 6 months ago

    @_LarZen_ I'm not necessarily talking about high end, which is actually pretty hard to employ these days. Higher mainstream (R9 270, XGTX760) rigs are fairly common (even tho a minority). It's not to say that console gamers don't spend money on these things, but there's less of them. And I don't mean just components, but also peripherals - Mice, keyboards, headphones - those gaming companies aren't making money from thin air.
  • XanderSan 6 months ago

    I'd say the smartest thing they could do immediately is get those VR units in the hands of the indie devs they have cultivated so far.

    You have these very creative teams who enjoy working with you in a console space. You have a fan-base now conditioned to get excited over indie titles.

    Give them development stuff. Have them build you a VR line-up of much smaller but extremely varied and interesting titles.
  • KORNdoggy 6 months ago

    I've seen 3D porn and it's a little too weird, even fir me. VR porn sounds like it would be infinately more awkward
  • johndrinkwater 6 months ago

    I?m kinda interested to see Move2 more than a HMD. Am I the only one?
    Why: Oculus has their Rift on the way, but most controllers are still iffy
  • Old_Solid_Snake 6 months ago

    they alredy did... playroom
  • blink6507 6 months ago

    The fact is, Sony is a multi billion dollar company, they have been in this business for a long time and you can be sure that if they are announcing VR they have been working on it for a long time. Oculus is a start-up company and while the team are incredibly clever... you can be sure Sony have head-hunted the top dogs to get them ahead of the game
  • _LarZen_ 6 months ago

    Andrew House spotted at location...
  • dogmanstaruk 6 months ago

    Wonder if Sony will announce some VR porn ;p
  • johndrinkwater 6 months ago

    Soo, when is this presentation? RoadToVR has it for 15 past, GDC+EuroGamer 45 past :\
  • _LarZen_ 6 months ago

    I feel the console and pc space is becoming just more the same....am I the only one?
  • KopparbergDave 6 months ago

    @drxym By all accounts that's all more or less been achieved. A Sony VR headset reportedly has much better screen resolution than the first Oculus Devkit, which won't be perfect, but will be good enough for a first stab at it. Also, a Sony headset can use the PS camera for very accurate tracking in 3D space, which is a key factor to reducing motion sickness from VR. Also the components needed really shouldn't cost that much for Sony.
  • GajKnight 6 months ago

    I do hope something awesome is shown. At the very a update on Driveclub would be nice.

    Maybe some talk about innovative development tools for PS4?
  • _LarZen_ 6 months ago

    I would willingly puke every now and then for VR right now... I was chocked after trying the dev version of Oculus Rift. The roller coaster ride demo...almost fell of the damn chair!
  • feistycheese 6 months ago

    Hey Martin, apparently you're allowed to take pics in the presentation, post some images will ya.
  • drxym 6 months ago

    Virtual reality won't be a reality until they can get the price down, can adequately render the left and right eye, get head tracking perfect and stop people puking their guts up from the motion sickness. A tall order.
  • Liuwil 6 months ago

    @blink6507 If you buy a mainstream rig today, you have assurance it will outlast the current generation. People still play on 6 years old rigs without a problem.
    As for gamers. Look at gaming communities such as Raptr. You often see X360 gamers who have 50, 70, sometimes even way over 100 games. The attach rate of X360 is around 10 I believe. That means for every player who has 100 games, there has to be the roughly 20 other who have maybe 5.
  • _LarZen_ 6 months ago

    Hi Robert! Doing fine, a little tired as it's 1 in the night there in Norway. But cant miss this.
  • nuithoth 6 months ago

    @blink6507 For more graphically intensive experiences for sure, but I've played plenty of lo-fi looking games on the Rift that really don't need much for an immersive experience. Eventually mobile will be powerful enough for decent looking experiences in VR. If you can have somewhat decent lighting it gets even better.
  • blink6507 6 months ago

    It's actually a smaller number of hardcore pc gamers that would spend the money on a VR headset because it would require serious power that most peoples computers wouldn't have. Sony can make the headset accessible to everyone
  • blink6507 6 months ago

    @Liuwil that's not necessarily true. Maybe not so much in recent months (lack of new games) but I consider myself to be a proper gamer, Consoles are considerably better for people who want to play lots of games for many years without the need to constantly update hardware to ensure that it is compatible with new games all for a price that is much lower than a high end gaming PC, for that reason more people will buy the VR for console games because they have assurance it will work for many years.
  • Snake_2011 6 months ago

    bitter Nintendo fans
  • _LarZen_ 6 months ago

    @Liuwil The hardware survey STEAM takes often do not support this. Most STEAM users have really bad hardware. The high end users are a little little group in the big picture.
  • Liuwil 6 months ago

    @KopparbergDave Consoles sell more Call of Duty but that's about it. Let's not forget that majority of console gamers are casual players, for whom the console is as much as they're willing to invest and who buy no more than three games a year. The core base is larger on PC and there's way more people who are willing to invest big into HW.
  • _LarZen_ 6 months ago

    Who cares who made what. As long as we consumers get great products...
  • blink6507 6 months ago

    Oculus is always gona be the company that provided the rebirth of VR but it's time for the big boys to step in now.
  • nuithoth 6 months ago

    And credit VR to a whole bunch of different technologies and industries over the decades. Hell credit the original stereoscope from the 1850s while you're at it! But really it's mobile that's made these components so cost effective. It's how the Rift devkit was able to be priced so cheaply.
  • vert1go 6 months ago

    Sony cloned every single one of those ideas and claimed innovation on them.
  • vert1go 6 months ago

    Credit Philips and Nintendo more for the PS existing. As for the rest - I did specify lasting and enjoyable. Popularised by.
  • SuperShinobi 6 months ago

    "Playstation? Credit Nintendo. Analogue? Nintendo. Rumble? Nintendo. Memory card? Nintendo. I can go on..."

    Playstation? Credit Kutaragi and Sony being one of pioneers of CD tech. Analogue? Atari had analogue sticks in the '80s. Rumble? Force feedback was commonplace in the arcades in the '80s. Memory card? SNK Neo Geo.
  • Bigglesworth 6 months ago

    @nuithoth Indeed, that was the more serious side to my point =) I don't think the turnaround on Oculus hardware is going to be a great deal different to whatever Sony do. Perhaps 1 or two 2 new versions until Sony iterate too.
  • nuithoth 6 months ago

    @Bigglesworth Well to be fair a VR hmd being out of date in a month isn't really gonna be a thing, it's not a gpu. I also don't expect Oculus to have the production means to design and manufacture more than one iteration every couple years.
  • Bigglesworth 6 months ago

    I don't follow the Oculus 'constant iteration' schtick. Who's going to want to buy into hardware that's out of date in a month? Oh wait this is on PC.
  • nuithoth 6 months ago

    @KopparbergDave Yeah entry fee is steep for VR. I don't have a PS4 atm but fully expect I'll need a new gpu before the consumer Rift comes out, so I'm probably looking at comparable entry fees between a PS4+VR and a new gpu+consumer Rift. Though if the PS4 one has an amazing screen that blows Oculus' out of the water AND can be modded for PC use it'll be hard not to go with Sony's.
  • vert1go 6 months ago

    No, that's the OPPOSITE of innovation...


    innovation
    [in-uh-vey-shuhn]
    noun
    1.
    something new or different introduced: numerous innovations in the high-school curriculum.
    2.
    the act of innovating; introduction of new things or methods.
  • Widge 6 months ago

    @vert1go you're also confusing invention for innovation. Often innovation is the ability to take existing ideas and repackage them in a fashion for mass consumption. See: Apple.
  • KopparbergDave 6 months ago

    @nuithoth Ahh totally agree. The hype is getting to me haha. I fully expect Oculus Rift to keep evolving as the tech improves while PS VR may set a decent baseline but be stuck most likely until PS5, besides minor improvements to the screen quality/latency as this gen goes along. Exciting time all around, I hope PSVR can compete at least though, it's where I'll be at, don't have/can't afford gaming PC worthy of VR, sadly.
  • vert1go 6 months ago

    "You can FEEL the stitching of the leather! You can admire the microscopic layers of paint! You can feel the cold of the exhaust... as I sl-slide my... my... in-into it..."
  • vert1go 6 months ago

    I for one do not even want to think of VR in association with the Driveclub guy. Ick.
  • _LarZen_ 6 months ago

    Forbes have pulled the article. Oh man...think if it was just a article they wrote and had ready in case Sony was going to announce it. And that nothing is confirmed yet....panic. Tho....Ahsan Rasheed tweeted this an hour ago: Today is going to be VeRy good day :)
  • nuithoth 6 months ago

    I think both will have their place Kopparberg. Oculus will continue to iterate releasing improved hmds over the years, where it will remain open source and sky's the limit for power. I agree if anyone will penetrate mass market it'd be Sony. Interested to see how Android integration will go though for Oculus down the road.
  • jonathanbarnett 6 months ago

    A VR head set while holding two move controllers would be like the OR with Hydra controllers which is awesome
  • _LarZen_ 6 months ago

    Sony MUST do it right. If they mess it up it could lay the VR space in ruins. Damn I am excited now...
  • chainlinkspiral 6 months ago

    I think even if Sony VR is basically 2x Vita in a headset, it'll be pretty amazing. Also an Oculus Rift content dev, here.
  • SaintDeamon 6 months ago

    @_larzen_ thatd be a great idea
  • KopparbergDave 6 months ago

    I have a feeling we're about to enter the future! :o

    Honestly though I think a Sony VR, of decent enough quality, can blow Oculus out of the water. Consoles are where mass penetration of VR will occur. The PC gaming scene just isn't big enough or mass market enough for it to be more than a niche interest. On consoles it could explode like the Wii and motion controls did back in the day. Sony VR, with Move controllers would be the best implementation of VR we've seen yet. FanboyHype!
  • _LarZen_ 6 months ago

    The device will probably come with a set top box like their other head mounted devices. And I hope they add some GPU or memory in that box. Because this will eat some resources...
  • nuithoth 6 months ago

    Rly hope Sony does this right. Seeing a first party VR experience with SSM assets would be a helluva thing.
  • SaintDeamon 6 months ago

    i mean, 1GB for the OS and 1/2 for the VR
  • SaintDeamon 6 months ago

    i see why sony only let devs use 5/6GB of ram for games, the other 2/3GB are probably for the VR?
  • chainlinkspiral 6 months ago

    Oh, Sony VR is def a thing. How it compares to Oculus Rift and Valve VR futuretech standards is the question, though.
  • jonathanbarnett 6 months ago

    I have the OR dev kit and I can honestly say that VR is a game changer it's awesome in terms of getting immersed in games.
  • _LarZen_ 6 months ago

    I just hope this is real...been waiting for this since I watched The Lawnmower Man as a kid...
  • Darkwaknight 6 months ago

    It is done and finished, it has been with devs for months according to rumours and more impressive than OR.

    This has to be shown today with DriveClub with a September Launch for both VR and Game (maybe even it comes with the game?)
  • Bigglesworth 6 months ago

    They're not only promising impressions but videos too o_O
    Hope they got permission.
  • chainlinkspiral 6 months ago

    Talk is in under two hours yet. Forbes be prematuring.
  • CalamityRaven 6 months ago

    They also say check back later for hands on impressions. If that's actually the case, Sony's headset is much further along than I thought.
  • Bigglesworth 6 months ago

    Beaten :(
  • Bigglesworth 6 months ago

    Comment feed is putting in spaces; take 'em out
  • Raziel 6 months ago

    The comment box seems to add spaces to the linked adress that aren't there, thats why the link breaks
  • vert1go 6 months ago

    Has Forbes shot early? They say the talk was already done.
  • jonathanbarnett 6 months ago

    Weird I can't copy paste the link but I can find it by searching the sight.
  • chainlinkspiral 6 months ago

    Forbes killed their premature ejaculate.
  • mafia2 6 months ago

    http://www.forbes.com/sites/davi
    dthier/2014/03/18/sony-announces
    -virtual-reality-headset-for-ps4
    /
  • Raziel 6 months ago

    http://www.forbes.com/sites/davi
    dthier/2014/03/18/sony-announces
    -virtual-reality-headset-for-ps4
    /
  • jonathanbarnett 6 months ago

    The link you gave earlier goes nowhere so where is the link to the info?
  • _LarZen_ 6 months ago

    Forbes just went out with the news.
  • jonathanbarnett 6 months ago

    Isn't it like 2 hours until they announce anything? How would you know?
  • kristaylor 6 months ago

    @_larzen_ old news man
  • _LarZen_ 6 months ago

    VR is coming to the PS4 people! It's confirmed!
  • kristaylor 6 months ago

    Gta5 ps4? With jetpack! And ufo vehicle!
  • bryces 6 months ago

    As I say, the Wiimote was innovative, and enough to sell the machine. Same with the DS and 3DS. But the Wii U doesn't have that sort of innovation and also doesn't have the power, so has tanked. You can sell a console with clever features (though that can be a hell of a risk - see the Virtual Boy for innovation which didn't quite work!) or with power, but if you have neither, you're out of luck.
  • podgek293 6 months ago

    @common_sense forbes are either my next call for the euromillions or they've just prepared this article in the hope sony announce it ha like it's not scheduled to start for another 2 hours haha
  • Common_Sense 6 months ago

    @Podgek293 Thank god for that we can all go to bed now.
  • vert1go 6 months ago

    The QoL initiative is at least trying to innovate using gaming. It's intriguing if nothing else.
  • _LarZen_ 6 months ago

    BOOOOM!!!!! http://www.forbes.com/sites/davi
    dthier/2014/03/18/sony-announces
    -virtual-reality-headset-for-ps4
    /?
  • vert1go 6 months ago

    And yet - Wii sales? 100m. More than either the "high tech" machines. DS and 3DS? More than either of the high tech PSP/Vita. Gameboy? Battered the Lynx and Gamegear.
  • chainlinkspiral 6 months ago

    Nintendo's Quality of Life initiative is interesting. They may be able to wii-ify wearables, but perhaps not.
  • jonathanbarnett 6 months ago

    To all there own just because you don't approve of it doesn't mean others can't. I personally don't like the kinect because gaming without a controller right now just feels gimmicky which is why Sony added controllers to the eye and it works good.
  • kristaylor 6 months ago

    Uncharted 4? New LBP hub? Batman? Hope there is no home for ps4
  • bryces 6 months ago

    @Vertigo Your comments about Nintendo remind me how good Nintendo were when they were at the cutting edge of console design. It makes me sad that since the Wiimote, they have just given up the attempt to be cutting edge. The NES, SNES and N64 were powerhouses of their generation (though the N64 of course was hugely hampered by cart storage). It's only recently that Nintendo have given up making powerful hardware. Sony may not be innovative, but they definitely produce decent hardware.
  • kadooosh 6 months ago

    I'm just after innovations to the console, not extra peripherals. Just make the console the machine of choice, smooth, full of content and give it the updates it needs at the mo!
  • vert1go 6 months ago

    Perhaps I should have qualified with useful, enjoyable innovations in gaming.
  • chainlinkspiral 6 months ago

    Jon Blow has basically confirmed The Witness several times over for Sony VR. What else?
  • vert1go 6 months ago

    Yes. Everyone loves Kinect, don't they?
    What competition. I'd be distancing myself from Eyetoy having led to that personally.
  • podgek293 6 months ago

    either forbes are early or eurogamer are far behind http://www.forbes.com/sites/davi
    dthier/2014/03/18/sony-announces
    -virtual-reality-headset-for-ps4
    /?
  • jonathanbarnett 6 months ago

    I'm not saying Sony is the most innovative but to imply they can't be innovative is wrong.
  • kadooosh 6 months ago

    People have been bored long before you came along though that's not stopping you, you're boring people despite this. Why should Sony stop?
  • jonathanbarnett 6 months ago

    I can't name one because it is older but the PS eye toy was the first design to actually stick around unlike the examples you have listed. I mean Microsoft Kinect is just a supped up design of the eye toy.
  • vert1go 6 months ago

    Listing facts is trolling? Ignorance must be bliss.
  • kadooosh 6 months ago

    There were trolls before Vert1go as well. Unoriginal or what!
  • vert1go 6 months ago

    One Sony motion control that predates the Power Glove, please?
  • vert1go 6 months ago

    And... wait for it...
    Power Glove.
  • vert1go 6 months ago

    Okay. Microsoft Sidewinder. Had tilt. Long before PS3.
  • vert1go 6 months ago

    They were the first to switch disks because they PRODUCED and wanted to push BR, same as DVD.
  • jonathanbarnett 6 months ago

    Does it's a balance board you stand on it I don't know if that is motion controls?
  • vert1go 6 months ago

    There are also PC webcam games and programs that predate the Eyetoy by a long way.
  • vert1go 6 months ago

    First with motion controls? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jo
    yboard
    See also NES power pad.
  • vert1go 6 months ago

    Playstation? Credit Nintendo. Analogue? Nintendo. Rumble? Nintendo. Memory card? Nintendo. I can go on...
  • jonathanbarnett 6 months ago

    Sony has innovated before they were the first to experiment with motion controls/no controller gaming with the PS eye toy on the PS2 they also were the first to switch to discs for games and now blu-ray. So i have no idea what you are talking about implying that PlayStation can't be innovative...
  • vert1go 6 months ago

    It is entirely accurate. Name ONE lasting innovation that gaming can take from Sony. Just one.
  • ZapataZ 6 months ago

    lol @ the top vr head set, going in to space? does it have a pentium 4 computer built into it?
  • _LarZen_ 6 months ago

    VR or bust?
  • Greynarl 6 months ago

    @podgek293 I think you may be correct I can't find information on it. I believe it is the Shenmue postmortem I am thinking about which I'm also looking forward too.
  • Liuwil 6 months ago

    WTF is this?
  • karlo87 6 months ago

    vert1go, thoughtful and accurate comment?
    AAAAAAAAAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA. Good one!
  • dogmanstaruk 6 months ago

    @Geordiemp Well downloads don't apparently stop when playing online.

    I've experienced downloads continuing and completing while playing BF4, and KZ:SF online.

    Rather annoying.
  • podgek293 6 months ago

    @greynarl and @kassmageant i thought sony have said that there is no video allowed just text updates?
  • chainlinkspiral 6 months ago

    So. Speculative titles? The Witness, Alien, Colony Wars?
  • Greynarl 6 months ago

    @kassmageant I am not sure if the video of it is here or not but I believe it is on Gamespot.
  • kassmageant 6 months ago

    Excuse me if thats dumb question, but will there be any live video? im googling like madman and still cant find clear answer
  • vert1go 6 months ago

    Sony. Innovation. AAAAAAAAAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA. Good one!
  • Snake_2011 6 months ago

    @dogmanstaruk that bugs me too
  • Geordiemp 6 months ago

    why would anyone want to pause a download ?

    If you play an online game it stops.

    If you put Ps4 standby it keeps downloading...

    Curious...
  • gammonbanter 6 months ago

    @dogmanstaruk, is that the case with PS4 downloads? How annoying!
  • Common_Sense 6 months ago

    Everyone seems pretty confident this will be Sony's VR reveal. I hope we very one isn't very disappointed at 2am.
  • Ferx 6 months ago

    that would be a nice piece of innovation
  • dogmanstaruk 6 months ago

    Wonder if the driving the future of innovation includes being able to pause downloads on my PS4;)
  • Shadders 6 months ago

    It's going to be so disappointing when all they show is the PS Move version of Ape Escape.
  • Hieronymus 6 months ago

    Or Sony trolling us and not showing anything exciting at all..
  • pigsy2400 6 months ago

    The concept is good, but there needs to be quality software to back it up and prove its a must buy as well as affordable or it will be an expensive niche attraction
  • Hieronymus 6 months ago

    Get ready for some new Driveclub footage. And to find out the reason for the delay; VR compatibility.
  • Bauul 6 months ago

    Usually PDT feels like the back end of the world, but today I'm quite happy living in it! :)
  • drexend 6 months ago

    Take a Nap..
  • mkreku 6 months ago

    01:45 CET! Damn, I really wish to see this. What to do
  • Dussc 6 months ago

    Finally something to really get excited for instead of a bunch of the same games that just look a bit prettier (tbh; that got me a bit excited as well ... :X)
  • karlo87 6 months ago

    Can't wait to go all Johnny Mnemonic on my PS4
  • Common_Sense 6 months ago

    @Gedeye No I'm just an idiot always thought west coast 8 hours behind east 5, but I guess that's summer. I did realise before I saw your post though, honest.
  • MaxiM_PL 6 months ago

    "Our live coverage and commentary will begin at 12.30am GMT."
  • NyxCloud 6 months ago

    When will it start, UK TIME?
  • weedar 6 months ago

    If I am not mistaken, that means the conference will be at 01:45 CET. Guess I'm going to be tired at work tomorrow :)
  • KopparbergDave 6 months ago

  • _LarZen_ 6 months ago

    How long is it before Sony is going to talk hopefully about VR? I'm a sucker at converting time zones...
  • Twisted_Firestarter 6 months ago

    Perfect for the release of Playstation Home 2.0........
  • X201 6 months ago

    San Francisco is behind, UK is ahead.
  • Gedeye 6 months ago

    No C_S, the UK is 7hrs behind San Francisco so it's a 12:45 start here... unless of course you were factoring in the standard Sony delay.
  • Dogwalker 6 months ago

    @Gambit1977 Strange, was only watching Spaceballs this morning :D
  • MeBrains 6 months ago

    should be interesting, but it will be damn impossible for me to see live.

    BTW: nice pictures, Rob! ;)
  • Common_Sense 6 months ago

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  • _LarZen_ 6 months ago

    VR is probably what is going to kill me. Scare me to death or something. And I have no problem with that....
  • Dizzy 6 months ago

    There goes the profit.
  • kadooosh 6 months ago

    I want innovative updates to the console, I'm not fussed about the vr stuff. They need to keep ahead of Xbox!
  • Rens11 6 months ago

    would love it if they announced an affordable VR headset can't see it happening though.
  • Gambit1977 6 months ago

    well that worked :D
  • Gambit1977 6 months ago

  • ChrisOTR 6 months ago

    @gajindersingh That does make a lot of sense...
  • Lync 6 months ago

    What about the present of innovation first though?!
  • GajKnight 6 months ago

    Driveclub with VR.
    Obvious but calling it nonetheless.
  • mypetfrog 6 months ago

    Nice, maybe it'll be like this? ;p
    http://i.imgur.com/pcSiRBY.jpg
  • 7M7 6 months ago

    Oh to live in a timezone where these things actually take place! Some of us have got to get our beauty sleep you know! :D
  • Silverflash 6 months ago

    I'm excited for this. Really excited.
  • Geordiemp 6 months ago

    begun it has
  • Ferx 6 months ago

    thats some wonderful hmds
  • MaxiM_PL 6 months ago

    I want the PS Vita TV announcement. Everything else takes 2nd place ;]
  • Open_Huffy 6 months ago

    ahhhh, starting at home time! :(
  • ChrisOTR 6 months ago

    I sooooooo want them to nail this.
  • Gambit1977 6 months ago

    Ooh, a virtual reality version of The Game of Life

Our live coverage has now ended. Here's what you missed: Updating...

17:07 By Robert Purchese

17:07 By Robert Purchese

23:57 By Robert Purchese

Good evening-almost-morning everyone on a UK timezone, and good day everyone else. Half-an-hour until kick-off. Martin Robinson is on his way, whistling a happy tune. How are you all doing?

23:58 By Robert Purchese

Then you have no need for the future. Begone!

lew15ewad says:

I also own a virtual boy...

00:02 By Robert Purchese

Now, according to Oculus Rift founder Palmer Luckey, who I spoke to last year, it's relatively easy to replicate the tech, but it's the development environment - the SDK - that's where the war will be won.

00:03 By Robert Purchese

Martin Robinson has messaged me to tell me he's in the queue, and that is very exciting indeed.

00:05 By Robert Purchese

Oculus has spent a lot of money cultivating it's SDK, hiring the likes of John Carmack no less, among others. It's also partnered with Valve and Steam, which provides a daunting level of support.

00:06 By Martin Robinson

I will! Though I dropped my phone and all the photos now look psychedelic. It'll be just like being here! On acid!

feistycheese says:

Hey Martin, apparently you're allowed to take pics in the presentation, post some images will ya.

00:06 By Robert Purchese

And we've seen how easily students get their hands on the Rift and start making experimental projects for it. Will Sony be able to foster the same kind of creative community? Will it even matter? The console space is a different thing... or is it?

00:08 By Martin Robinson

Good evening from sunny California. You can literally smell the excitement here! The chap in front of me smells particularly excited.

00:09 By Martin Robinson

In the queue, which as you'd expect is lengthy.

00:09 By Martin Robinson

It's 5.45 PST.

johndrinkwater says:

Soo, when is this presentation? RoadToVR has it for 15 past, GDC+EuroGamer 45 past :\

00:11 By Martin Robinson

I've just been playing the new Oculus with Crystal Cove. Sony's alternative will have to be very, very good to compete.

KopparbergDave says:

@drxym By all accounts that's all more or less been achieved. A Sony VR headset reportedly has much better screen resolution than the first Oculus Devkit, which won't be perfect, but will be good enough for a first stab at it. Also, a Sony headset can use the PS camera for very accurate tracking in 3D space, which is a key factor to reducing motion sickness from VR. Also the components needed really shouldn't cost that much for Sony.

00:13 By Robert Purchese

Hold on, I think I've seen a secret picture of Sony's slimline device...

00:14 By Robert Purchese

00:17 By Martin Robinson

SPOTTED! Andy House heading in to bag the best seats.

00:19 By Martin Robinson

We're all being given VR suits to wear. A chimp wearing one of the headsets was also just ushered in. Scared now.

00:19 By Robert Purchese

Wouldn't it be silly if Sony put thumbsticks on the outside of the headset as to impersonate your eyes? They'd appear all googly! Maybe it could come with stickers.

00:23 By Robert Purchese

Idea for PS4 VR game: Tickles the Spider

00:23 By Robert Purchese

00:24 By Martin Robinson

Geoff Keighley is standing behind me. Awkward.

00:25 By Robert Purchese

That's an interesting use for VR. Good call

nuithoth says:

@Progguitarist A new next gen looking Home would be an almost insta buy for me. Social possibilities for VR is where this is gonna explode. Just chillin in your virtual futuristic pad with friends and playing games inside the simulation would be incredible.

00:25 By Martin Robinson

People are being told no filming. And to remove their Google Glasses. San Francisco!

interceptor says:

Unless sony's VR future looks like the 1993 BBC Game show 'CyberZone' starring Craig Charles, then I'm simply not playing...
http://youtu.be/OkzF56tGYSg

00:31 By Robert Purchese

Best possible start: "This is Andrew's house..."

00:31 By Martin Robinson

We're heading in!

00:33 By Martin Robinson

We're still heading in!

00:34 By Martin Robinson

The queue's moving as fast as a PS3 firmware update.

00:37 By Martin Robinson

I HAVE A CHAIR. Relatively comfortable, though the slope of the backrest is a bit too far back for my liking.

00:39 By Robert Purchese

Who's that behind the curtain?!

00:39 By Robert Purchese

00:41 By Martin Robinson

00:41 By Martin Robinson

There is indeed something under a black drape on the stage.

00:41 By Martin Robinson

I TAKE SEATING VERY SERIOUSLY.

5ypher says:

Martin Robinson sounds like a guy who would complain his food his cold after eating half and demand a full refund ;)

00:42 By Martin Robinson

Photos will be slow to come to you, so apologies for that.

00:42 By Martin Robinson

Ruffled like the inside of a Ripple chocolate bar, red like the blood from a fresh wound.

Shadders says:

DESCRIBE THE DRAPE

00:43 By Martin Robinson

That drape really is hiding something quite large.

00:43 By Martin Robinson

Maybe it's Shuhei's head under there?

00:44 By Martin Robinson

He'll appear like Oscar the Grouch out of the stand before having the VR set lowered on to his head.

00:44 By Martin Robinson

Haha, beat me to it!

Progguitarist says:

Under the drape is Don Mattrick's severed head.

00:45 By Martin Robinson

Just seen Guerilla's Herman Hulst, who is possibly the hottest man in the games industry.

00:45 By Martin Robinson

This is genuinely exciting.

00:46 By Martin Robinson

So, we know it's going to be a VR thing - will it be intended for commercial use, or just a cool prototype Sony wants to show off?

00:46 By Martin Robinson

Remember we're at GDC - this isn't an invent intended for consumers, but for developers. Hence the lack of livestream.

00:47 By Martin Robinson

The room's filled out already, so we can't be far from kicking off.

00:47 By Martin Robinson

And here we go. Shu's on stage, grinning like a loon.

00:47 By Martin Robinson

'Thank you for coming to this cryptic session - you have no idea what we're going to talk about' jokes Shu.

00:48 By Martin Robinson

'Here I can get an idea of trends in the industry, alongside developers from all over the world.'

00:48 By Martin Robinson

'It's particularly exciting to talk about innovation at PlayStation, and what's coming next.'

00:49 By Martin Robinson

'Something we believe will push the industry forward'

00:49 By Martin Robinson

'Since the early days of video games, we've used technology to push experiences forward - ones we weren't expecting'

00:49 By Martin Robinson

'We're looking at pushing the boundary of play'

00:50 By Martin Robinson

Sony's innovations include the CD-ROM, the Cell, PSN, Blu-Ray and, this summer, PS Now.

00:50 By Martin Robinson

VIRTUAL REALITY!

00:50 By Robert Purchese

Haha!

Insolentius says:

A new walkman?

00:50 By Martin Robinson

'It's the next innovation from PlayStation that may shape the future of games'

00:51 By Martin Robinson

'Let's first talk about how we arrived here'

00:51 By Martin Robinson

Ooooh, you bloody tease Shu. Just lift up the drape and show us what you've got son.

00:51 By Martin Robinson

Yoshida's talking about immersion - and how nothing develops immersion better than VR.

00:52 By Martin Robinson

We'll have Richard and Anton talking to us about that in a second.

00:52 By Martin Robinson

'Many of us at PlayStation have dreamed about VR and what it could mean for the games that we create'

00:53 By Martin Robinson

Now a slide showing Move - the VT experiment has been going on since Move was introduced.

00:53 By Martin Robinson

Shu is showing pics of Sony's VR prototype.

00:53 By Martin Robinson

Sony Santa Monica developed a prototype where you played as Kratos in VR mode. We're seeing it now.

00:54 By Martin Robinson

Exploring the world of God of War. And seeing a dismemberment from the first-person.

00:54 By Martin Robinson

Cripes that was grim.

00:54 By Martin Robinson

'When I looked down, I saw my body was that of Kratos. That was empowering!'

00:55 By Martin Robinson

The headset they're showing in the videos looks just like the HMZ you'll have seen before.

00:57 By Robert Purchese

00:57 By Martin Robinson

It's name - project Morpheus.

00:58 By Robert Purchese

That's officially it. Known as Project Morpheus.

00:58 By Martin Robinson

It's a slick looking device - light, and more aesthetically impressive than Oculus.

00:58 By Martin Robinson

Shu is now showing us. It is quite large, in fact.

00:59 By Martin Robinson

It's the culmination of three years of experimentation.

00:59 By Martin Robinson

It's still a prototype, though.

00:59 By Martin Robinson

We'll be able to play the device from tomorrow.

01:00 By Martin Robinson

I'll be playing myself tomorrow night - so expect impressions then!

01:00 By Robert Purchese

Bravo!

starsama says:

What if I told you... it'll cost too much. *Morpheus Face*

01:00 By Martin Robinson

'We believe Morpheus will further enhance PlayStation'. It'll work alongside the camera, and Move.

01:01 By Martin Robinson

'We like to invite passionate developers to work with us. We've seen Oculus share prototypes and share technology, and I have an enormous amount of respect for them.'

01:02 By Martin Robinson

Dr. Richard Marks is now on stage.

01:02 By Martin Robinson

'It's been great to be a part of this project since the very beginning.'

01:05 By Martin Robinson

Presence is disruptive, and it's going to become the preferred medium for all sorts of things, says Marks.

01:05 By Martin Robinson

He's been working with NASA - and they're here! Partly because it's cool to work with NASA. And to help them do immersive science.

01:05 By Martin Robinson

Oculus has Carmack, Sony has NASA. I'm not sure who wins that battle.

01:06 By Martin Robinson

There's a Mars demo where it feels like you're on Mars.

01:06 By Martin Robinson

Using data captured from the Mars Rover.

01:06 By Martin Robinson

VR's pervasive - he can imagine people using it in a hotel lobby, checking out rooms to see if they want to stay there or not.

01:07 By Martin Robinson

They've identified six areas on how to nail VR, and make it mass-market.

01:07 By Martin Robinson

Sight, sound, tracking, control, ease of use and content.

01:08 By Martin Robinson

Sight, first of all. To achieve presence, you need hi-res, high framerate display.

01:08 By Martin Robinson

And you need specialised optics - they're leaning on Sony's experience in that area to make it happen.

01:08 By Martin Robinson

Sound, next.

01:09 By Martin Robinson

Sony's got a heritage here too.

01:09 By Martin Robinson

In VR, sound is really important. It's important things sound like they would in the real world.

01:09 By Martin Robinson

You use the directionality of sound to work out where you are.

01:09 By Martin Robinson

So Sony's developed new tech to help with this.

01:10 By Martin Robinson

Now tracking - the most important thing in VR.

01:10 By Martin Robinson

They're using the same tech as PlayStation Move - with a lot higher rate sensors, and the PlayStation Camera.

01:10 By Martin Robinson

'Which almost seems like it was designed for VR....' jokes Marks.

01:11 By Martin Robinson

'We think the tracking will be one of the metrics that judges how good your VR is'. Oculus knows that, with its Crystal Cove tech.

01:11 By Martin Robinson

Control's next - and it's the biggest challenge.

01:12 By Martin Robinson

I spoke to Palmer Luckey about this topic this afternoon - more on that tomorrow!

01:12 By Martin Robinson

PlayStation Move is an excellent VR controller, says Marks.

01:12 By Martin Robinson

'We want it to be easy for people' - it has to be plug in and play, and comfortable.

01:13 By Martin Robinson

The goal is for it to be sitting on the coffee table, and you just slip it on and off.

01:13 By Martin Robinson

Last thing is content.

01:13 By Martin Robinson

GAAAAAAAAMES.

01:13 By Martin Robinson

Worldwide Studios will be developing a sea of content.

01:13 By Martin Robinson

But Sony wants the wider development world to be involved - which is why they're announcing at GDC.

01:14 By Martin Robinson

'We want to make PlayStation the best place for VR - and not just for playing, but for developing.'

01:14 By Martin Robinson

List of people already working on this - Crytek, Havok, Unity, Epic, CriWare.

01:14 By Martin Robinson

Obviously these are tech outfits - no word on developers just yet.

01:14 By Martin Robinson

'This is a great time - it's like the wild west'.

01:15 By Martin Robinson

'How often do you get to define a new medium?'

01:15 By Martin Robinson

Marks is wrapping up, and Anton's up next.

01:15 By Martin Robinson

Anton Mikhailov, who works in R&D, is up next.

01:15 By Martin Robinson

'This is a medium, not a peripheral.'

01:16 By Martin Robinson

'Games are only one type of content'.

01:16 By Martin Robinson

'A lot of the rules from traditional games don't apply'

01:16 By Martin Robinson

'Presence trumps game design in VR.;

01:17 By Martin Robinson

'Head motion is law'

01:17 By Martin Robinson

Oh, by the way - the slide that's illustrating that is using a Colossus from Shadow of the Colossus. Read into that what you will.

01:22 By Martin Robinson

There are still a lot of game design challenges in VR we don't have the answers to yet.

01:18 By Martin Robinson

Arm position is one - depth conflict, clipping and how it's accommodated in the virtual world.

01:19 By Martin Robinson

Full body tracking isn't an option, I've learnt today - the latency in even the better cameras like Kinect means it just doesn't work.

01:19 By Martin Robinson

Presence is the unique selling point of VR, says Anton.

01:20 By Martin Robinson

To achieve presence on a technical level, you need to keep latency low - and you need to keep framerate high.

01:20 By Martin Robinson

These are problems Oculus are dealing with well. Can't wait to try this thing out and see how it compares.

01:20 By Martin Robinson

Rendering images cleanly is really important in VR. And 3D audio is too.

01:21 By Martin Robinson

Sorry, am summarising Anton mostly - will make it more explicit when I interject!

INSOMANiAC says:

You've stopped using quotation marks, is this your opinion, or that of an expert Martin?

01:23 By Martin Robinson

Input is also important, says Anton - driving games work well, because there's no abstraction when using a wheel as opposed to a gamepad. Move's good for replicating things like guns and swords, so it should work for VR.

01:24 By Martin Robinson

'Emotion will be amplified - you have complete sensory blackout. That's why we go to cinemas, where it's dark and the sound's great'

01:24 By Martin Robinson

'You get a whole new palette of emotions you can work with - vertigo, claustrophobia, fear of the dark, fear of void and extreme horror'

01:25 By Martin Robinson

'They really can freak people out' jokes Anton. 'But that can be fun to watch.'

01:26 By Martin Robinson

Sorry for the lack of photos - it's hard to type and upload photos at the same time. For what it's worth, Anton is handsome and so are his powerpoint slides. They're mostly just text though.

01:26 By Martin Robinson

VR has to be for everyone, says Anton - hardware has to be comfortable, content has to be varied and the experience can be shared.

01:27 By Martin Robinson

The current devkit is 1080p.

01:27 By Martin Robinson

90 degree field of view.

01:27 By Martin Robinson

Bear in mind this is the devkit, though, so this isn't final.

01:28 By Martin Robinson

1000Hz tracking - and full 360 degrees rotation tracking.

01:28 By Martin Robinson

DualShock 4 and PS Move both work with the same camera.

01:28 By Martin Robinson

It's quite obvious that the PS4 was designed with VR in mind. That's the reason for that lightbar on the DS4, I guess.

01:29 By Martin Robinson

The kit has a true spatial sound system, synthesised by simulating the human ear.

01:29 By Martin Robinson

It can simulate 60 virtual speakers around you.

01:30 By Martin Robinson

There are lights on it, like the DS4 bar and Move.

Dussc says:

how does it track the headset ? there are no lightbulbs or bars on them ?

01:30 By Martin Robinson

The headset is comfortable for prolonged use, and supports custom headphones.

01:31 By Martin Robinson

There's a social screen feature - it splits the signal onto the main TV.

01:32 By Martin Robinson

So when you're playing a game, people can see what you're playing through an undistorted mirror of the image.

01:32 By Martin Robinson

This allows for asymmetric gameplay - the person watching the TV can dick around with you while you're wearing the headset by manipulating the world.

01:32 By Martin Robinson

The demos we'll see - first is called The Deep, from Sony London Studio.

01:33 By Martin Robinson

There's a castle demo using Move that allows you to grab objects, and wield a sword and bow and arrow.

01:33 By Martin Robinson

And Eve Valkyrie is here too.

01:34 By Martin Robinson

And Thief is here too.

01:34 By Martin Robinson

It's a bespoke bit of the game designed for VR.

01:34 By Martin Robinson

No Drive Club.

01:34 By Martin Robinson

We're closing up now - and that was quite an impressive presentation.

01:35 By Martin Robinson

The floor's open to questions now.

01:35 By Martin Robinson

I'm going to try and ask some of my interview standards. How many graphics does it have?

01:36 By Martin Robinson

The prototype is wired - and its a 5 metres long cable.

01:36 By Martin Robinson

'What frame-rate will you get, and what latency' asks someone in the audience.

01:38 By Martin Robinson

'The highest frame-rate, and the lowest latency. And we're coming out as soon as possible.'

01:37 By Martin Robinson

Nice answer!

01:37 By Martin Robinson

Regarding weight, as this is a prototype they're not committing to anything.

01:37 By Martin Robinson

Current focus is on PlayStation - no talking about how this will, or could, work on PC.

01:38 By Martin Robinson

You won't hear anything about the cost here, either.

01:38 By Martin Robinson

That's my fail. Sorry!

drumm23 says:

"the highest latency"

F. Back of the class.

01:39 By Martin Robinson

Just did. Egg and cress ones, apparently.

INSOMANiAC says:

Ask them if theres sandwiches!

01:39 By Martin Robinson

They won't talk about that specifically, but did say it takes a lot of horsepower to do VR - so that's PS4 only, really.

INSOMANiAC says:

Ask them if this will work with PlayTV!

01:39 By Martin Robinson

They won't talk about that specifically, but did say it takes a lot of horsepower to do VR - so that's PS4 only, really.

INSOMANiAC says:

Ask them if this will work with PlayTV!

01:40 By Martin Robinson

They're not talking specifics - but, as Anton just said, 'As soon as possible'.

oliverday says:

How long till this goes commercial?

01:42 By Martin Robinson

It isn't yet, but the hope is the final product will be.

Shin555 says:

It is planned to be wireless, yes?

01:44 By Robert Purchese

Zing!

INSOMANiAC says:

Will I be able to trade it with a friend?

01:45 By Martin Robinson

'Where did the Morpheus name come from?'

'We decided on that name last week' admits Yoshida.

01:45 By Martin Robinson

But it's also named after the god of dreams, innit.

01:45 By Martin Robinson

London Studio is the one Sony studio they're talking about who are working on Morpheus. Other studios are experimenting.

01:47 By Martin Robinson

You'll look as cool as Laurence Fishburne, but as cool as he was in Predators rather than The Matrix.

INSOMANiAC says:

Will I look as cool as Laurence Fishburne in it?

01:47 By Martin Robinson

And that's a wrap - and indeed the drape comes back over the prototype.

01:48 By Martin Robinson

We'll be playing the unit tomorrow night, US time, so will get impressions and comparisons with Oculus to you as soon as we can.

01:48 By Martin Robinson

Who says they're not!

Dussc says:

also; really expected Media Molecule to work on this

01:48 By Martin Robinson

They want egg and cress sandwiches to eat.

SpaceMonkey77 says:

And also ask why Sony didn't do this before Oculus?

Sounds like Sony wanting cake and bread to eat.

01:49 By Martin Robinson

Well, for me that was one of the more impressive presentations I've ever seen - hope some of that came across. Official pics of the unit are on the site now.

01:50 By Martin Robinson

Thanks for bearing with me!

Kamotcha says:

Thank you for the updates Martin.

01:50 By Robert Purchese

01:50 By Robert Purchese

That's TWO pictures to you!

INSOMANiAC says:

It was almost like I was there myself, what with the one picture n stuff, this is like really shit VR !

01:51 By Martin Robinson

The misery I put myself through for you chaps. I'm off to find a nice Chesterfield sofa to recline on now.

5ypher says:

Thanks for the reporting guys. Hope that chair wasn't too uncomfortable ;)

01:51 By Martin Robinson

Thanks again for coming along, will share more with you on it all as soon as I can!