Oculus founder: Sony’s Project Morpheus will help spark interest in virtual reality

April 07, 2014
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With Sony taking a tentative step into virtual-reality gaming with this week’s introduction of its Project Morpheus headset for the PlayStation 4, the founder of startup Oculus had a message for its new rival in the VR headset market: The more, the merrier.

“It’s really cool to see other people entering the VR space,” Palmer Luckey said in an interview at the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco on Wednesday.

“We’ll see when we know more about the price, weight, when it’s shipping, stuff like that,” he added, referring to the lack of details forthcoming from Sony.

The gadget Sony launched on Tuesday is a prototype that’s been under development for three years at the Tokyo company, which intends to offer it to game developers at an unannounced later date.

Luckey’s point, that Sony’s entry into virtual reality will propel development in the space, could be correct. Conversations with a handful of developers who had tried one or both headsets at the event revealed they are all excited about building virtual reality into their games.
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