Sony Computer Entertainment (SCE) has stated that third party videogame developers are ‘really excited’ by its recently revealed Project Morpheus virtual reality (VR) headset. The company’s Anton Mikhailov confirmed as much, suggesting that studio engineers want to develop for the device, but ‘business people’ apparently question its viability.
Speaking in an interview with Edge, Mikhailov revealed that “All the thirdparties we’ve demoed to have been really excited and it’s something that, when you talk to engineers, it’s all they want to do. When business people get involved, it’s a question of ‘what’s the return’, ‘what’s the installed base’, so on and so forth.”
SCE revealed Project Morpheus at an hour long event during the Game Developers Conference (GDC) last March. The company confirmed that it had been working on the headset for around 3 years but wasn’t ready to share release details such as a price and date just yet.
Since then a number of developers have pledged support to Project Morpheus, although we’re yet to see anything from any of the bigger publishers. Assassin’s Creed publisher Ubisoft, for example, stated soon after the reveal that VR headsets would have to sell a million units to be viable for the business.
More Project Morpheus details are expected at E3 in June 2014. VRFocus will continue to follow the progress of the device and bring you all the latest leading up to the event.