Tagged With project morpheus

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While the overall reception for The Order: 1886 wasn't spectacular -- some say it cost too much for the length of the story, some hated the way the story's abrupt ending and the black bar "cinematic effect" is generally pretty unpopular -- the wider public was happy to concede that, yes, it did look bloody nice.

Ready at Dawn are taking those skills with graphics and exploring a new frontier. And if you're looking to push the boundaries of visuals, why not VR?

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Cast your mind back to the first time you encountered P.T's haunted hallways. It was pretty goddamn scary, right? Now imagine being inside the game while helplessly tied to a chair. That's what it feels like to play The Kitchen; a virtual-reality horror game for Project Morpheus on the PlayStation 4. It was hands down the most disturbing gaming experience of my life. It also convinced me that virtual reality is the future of home entertainment.

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The future is horse. Horse is future. You sit on a bicycle with a virtual reality headset and you think, "OK, maybe they're going to put me in the Olympics or on a paper route." You don't think, "I'm about to turn into a four-legged animal and also sprout wings." At least I didn't.

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This week in his semi-weekly column, Super Smash Bros. creator, Masahiro Sakurai talks about VR technology and how it can make his dreams come true. With the Oculus Rift getting Facebook backing and Sony's Project Morpheus, things are moving towards VR headsets as the potential future of gaming and entertainment. As a developer and a gamer, Sakurai has hinted at his excitement towards the technology before. This week in his semi-weekly Weekly Famitsu column, he went a little further into detail on his thoughts.

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When two similar products are developed and set for release almost in unison, the expectation is that those two products will be in direct competition with each other. In this regard you'd expect Sony's Project Morpheus and the Oculus Rift to be bitter rivals in what could be an brutal struggle for VR supremacy. But according to Sony's Shuhei Yoshida, Sony and Oculus are far from enemies: they are two companies helping one another towards a similar goal.

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It's a bit late in the game, but in other respects the timing is good. Finally, a day after Facebook acquired Oculus Rift, Sony has made its conference reveal of Project Morpheus available to watch on YouTube. So if you feel like spending an hour of your day watching someone reveal something that's already been revealed, knock yourself out!

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A couple of days ago, I felt like I was standing in a shark tank. Some time before that, Sony's head of PlayStation game development, Shuhei Yoshida, fed a dinosaur and the company's top PlayStation researcher, Richard Marks, stood next to the Mars rover -- all in virtual reality, of course. With any luck, you will eventually be able to as well.