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Project Morpheus Launch Lineup To Take Shape At E3

by Matt Bertz on Mar 06, 2015 at 02:29 PM

The Project Morpheus VR headset already has a near-final prototype, which means developers now know the technical specs of the device and can transition from making short technical demos to producing full-fledged interactive projects. Sony president of worldwide studios Shuhei Yoshida says we can expect to see some of this content from both first- and third-parties at E3.

"In terms of numbers, I think we will have quite a good number of games at launch, because they are already in development," Yoshida says. "But at the same time, the important thing is how compelling these experiences are. We haven't shown the real games yet; we've only shown demos. Many teams are working on games – some of them we are trying to show at E3, and probably third parties as well, because we don't have the kit to provide to many teams, including our own teams as of yet. We will start to do that in late April or May, just in time for E3. So at E3, you will be able to see not entire lineups, but parts of lineups that are coming. And then you can make your own judgment. I'm pretty excited for it."

The Morpheus is slated to launch in the first half of 2016. To read our impressions of the demos on display at E3, click here.