The virtual reality headset that is set to be released in the summer of next year suffers a bit of a change, and Sony’s Project Morpheus gets a more obvious name of PlayStation VR. It’s not precisely shrouded in ambiguity, but it’s also not bursting with creativity, though there are several reasons why the company would make the change.
At the Tokyo Game Show 2015, the news came accompanied by a short trailer displaying some of the games that will become available with Sony’s virtual reality headset. The market is getting crowded, with more companies tackling the new age of gaming, such as Oculus Rift and Valve’s VR headset Vive.
According to an official statement released by Sony spokesman Masayashu Ito, the name change was rooted in their desire to have their “users feel a sense of familiarity as they enjoy this amazing experience”. It’s perhaps easier for both their marketing team, strategies and potential customers to keep things simple.
There’s PlayStation 4, PlayStation TV, and in the upcoming year, PlayStation VR to keep in theme with their choice of names. It’s easy to remember and it will certainly cause no confusion, to better offer an idea that this new experience will be offered by a familiar company. It has certainly worked for Apple.
Along with the introduction of their new name, Sony also gave us a sneak peak at some of the upcoming games that will be hitting their high-tech platform, including shooters and smaller games that will be fun for the entire family. It will work with the PlayStation Move controllers to deliver as close of an experience to reality as possible.
The footage featured even certain exploratory games, either battling it out as mecha action in giant robot suits, delving into the ocean, or even a more questionable dating sim game. It’s quite clear that something of the sort would be requested at some point, but that does not make it any less weird, and slightly creepy. However, odder games are already out there.
No other news have been released about the upcoming PlayStation VR, which has left their audience to believe that the platform will be met with no delays, still set for an official release in summer, 2016. Still, there has been no word on the price tag for such a high-tech device or details about possible titles.
However, Sony has stated that they’re refining the hardware and working alongside third parties in order to make sure the virtual reality headset will already have some games available by the time it hits the market.