PlayStation has been referring to their upcoming consumer VR headset under the code name “Project Morpheus” since we first learned about it. Today at the SCEJA Press Conference 2015 in Tokyo, Sony finally announced the official name for the system: PlayStation VR.
Masayasu Ito, EVP, Division president of PS Product Business and VP, Software Design Division, commented on the name change stating that ”the name ‘PlayStation VR’ not only directly expresses an entirely new experience from PlayStation that allows players to feel as if they are physically inside the virtual world of a game, but it also reflects our hopes that we want our users to feel a sense of familiarity as they enjoy this amazing experience.”
“We will continue to refine the hardware from various aspects, while working alongside 3rd party developers and publishers and SCE Worldwide Studios, in order to bring content that deliver exciting experiences only made possible with VR.”
Also announced on stage at the annual press conference, PlayStation VR will have demos at the Tokyo Game Show running from September 17 – September 20. Demos will include a dancing VR experience, Final Fantasy XIV, Matsune Miku Project, EVOL, RIGS, Kitchen, Playroom VR, Joysound VR, and Summer Lesson. Additionally, PlayStation will have “trial booths” making a tour around Japan including cities like Osaka, Sapporo, and Fukuoka for fans to try out PlayStation VR who can’t attending the Tokyo Game Show.
PlayStation VR is set to launch for consumers in the first half of 2016.
So what happens when we put VRScout’s Carly in the PlayStation VR Kitchen demo?