Updated 05:38 AM EST, Sun, Dec 05, 2021

Sony 'Project Morpheus' is Dead: Meet the PlayStation VR Now

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Sony's Project Morpheus finally has a name: Meet the PlayStaton VR.

Ars Technica reported that Sony announced the news in Japan, however, there are no changes to have been made to the headset other than its name.

The site also reported that Sony is planning a week of activities to promote the PSVR in Japan, beginning Thursday at the Tokyo Game Show, where players will be able to check out a range of demos including "Danganronpa VR", "Hatsune Miku", "Summer Lesson" and "Final Fantasy XIV".

However, Square Enix was already rumored to be experimenting with the VR for the MMORPG games. It remains to be seen whether or not they can get a full VR support for these games.

Website Level Up reported that Naoki Yoshida, director and producer of the FFXIV stated in April that his team had been experimenting with Project Morpheus and the MMO and he claimed that players could explore parts of Eorzea using virtual reality, although graphics may have to be downgraded to do so.

For fans of "No Man's Sky", good news: according to Crossmap, the game is also available for PSVR, although Hello Games founder and programmer Sean Murray refused to say so out loud. Games Radar pointed out though, that signs point to yes, as he said in a recent interview, "I don't know what I'm allowed to say, it's something we're thinking about. Morpheus, Oculus... There's nothing more cool and sci-fi than VR and a big procedural universe."

He went on, "I think that, for the people who want to just explore, and even for the space combat and things like that, it would be a good fit. Let's put it that way."

Apart from the new name, however, there is little that is known about the PSVR, although it has been noted to look sleeker than any other gaming headset. Gizmondo noted that it has been rumored to come in early 2016, and will cost "several hundred dollars".

Now, PSVR may not be as exciting as Project Morpheus, but as CNet noted, this is not the first time that the company decided to ditch a fun codename for a blander version, although VR is definitely no-nonsense and direct to the point.

Other than the PlayStation VR, there are also other virtual reality helmets to be seen in stores next year, including the Oculus Rift which is now owned by Facebook and the HTC Vive, which is yet to be released.

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