Gaming Industry Reacts to ‘Project Morpheus’ Sony’s Virtual Reality Headset


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Sony has finally revealed their Virtual Reality headset yesterday to industry veterans and game developers at the GDC event.

The showing has stirred up quite the excitement for all the individuals who were able to see the masterpiece with their own eyes.

Game industry veterans and developers posted their reactions, all over the internet.

We were able to compile some of those individuals, who may work with the VR technology sometime I their future.

Dave Perry, CEO of Gaikai:

Super excited that Sony finally announced Project Morpheus. I’m a HUGE VR fan.

Mark Rein, Vice President of Epic Games:

We’re excited to be supporting Project Morpheus! Congrats on the announcement tonight!

Raphael van Lierop, Creative Director of Hinterland Games:

Excited to hear about Sony’s Project Morpheus. More people with VR makes creating VR experiences more viable for us developers.

Dylan Jobe, President of Lightbox Interactive:

OMG — Image of Richard Lee with move controllers taped to MacGyver-style VR headset wins for image of the week!

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David Reid, CMO of CCP Games:

VR is most a “thing,” in fact a thing to create virtual worlds more meaningful than real lifeTM

Andrea Pessino, CTO of Ready at Dawn:

RIP Oculus Rift… we barely knew you. : )

Dan Olson, Software Engineer at Treyarch:

Maybe it’s called project morpheus because it starts out really cool and then everyone’s tired of it by the third movie.

Jon Greenberg, Graphics Programming Lead at NetherRealm Studios:

Prediction – Sony party features lots of people taking red and blue pills

Prediction – @amboyes wearing armless sunglasses at Sony party, and devrels dressed like Agents

Min-Liang Tan, CEO of Razer:

Sony’s really hitting it out of the park over and over. Morpheus looks very cool.

John Carmack, CTO of Oculus VR:

Trivia: I had suggested to Sony that they try to hire Palmer Luckey before the Oculus kick starter.

Calibrate PS4 VR expectations: a game that ran 60 fps on PS3 could be done in VR (stereo 1080 MSAA low latency 60 fps) on PS4.

That wasn’t sniping; I think PS4 is a great platform, sufficient to drive VR. People just need to understand the demands.

Dan Pearce, Developer at The Tall Trees:

The Sony VR headset looks like a fancy butt massager. Okay I’m going to bed now.

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Devin Reimer Owlchemy labs:

Sony’s VR announcement is great for people excited about VR. Completion is great for innovation!

Interesting overlooked item in the Sony VR announce is an extra box that will do the post-process for lens warping, performance win.

Todd Foster, Artist at Naughty Dog:

Morpheus. I’m totally taking the blue pill.

I am going to strap a go-pro to my head and feed the video into my VR headset, and wear it around. It will feel like I am in the real world

Nathan Gary, Creative Director at Sony Santa Monica:

They just showed a video of me playing the GoW VR demo. Lot of fun working with talented folks on that prototype.

Mario Lavin, Lead Sound Designer at Sony Santa Monica:

3D Audio will sell the deal?…I’m beginning to like this concept!

And now to try bring back to life the oldschool Aureal 3D audio tech from the 90′s. I love history repeating : -)

Housemarque, Independent Developer:

Sony has presented Project Morpheus… Maybe we should ask for a dev kit

just to be clear: we don’t have one. We are not working on it. It’s just cool and we could totally try it out.

Adam Boyes, Vice President of Publisher & Developer Relations at Sony Computer Entertainment:

I’m so glad I can finally use my “outside voice” about our VR – it’s been exciting to show it to devs over the past year.

Shahid Kamal Ahmad, Senior Business Development Manager at Sony Computer Entertainment:

Yes, indies have been working with Project Morpheus.

As you can see, there are mixed reviews of Sony’s virtual reality headset, but most seem to be excited for the new technology. There is praise and there is skepticism, but it looks like we’ll just have to wait and see how the consumers react to it. All we really know is that this is going to take gaming to a whole other level.

What do you think about Project Morpheus? Comment below.