Can you smell that? That’s the smell of E3, which begins today with the pre-E3 media briefings. One of the things you can bet we’ll see more of during this year’s show is Sony’s upcoming virtual reality headset, Project Morpheus. In direct response to the Oculus Rift (although Sony will have you believe otherwise; remember when they said that they invented the PlayStation Move controller specifically for eventual virtual reality? Yeah, Son’y been working on VR for a looooong time… if you believe them.) Morpheus aims to put VR on the PlayStation 4.
Up until now, nobody has really gotten to see how Sony’s version works. Jimmy Fallon (who by this stage is now pretty much the TV equivalent of Game Informer in that he gets to see things first) of The Tonight Show has strapped the device to his head and shrieked in terror as a dragon bit his face off.
While the tech demo that Fallon and company were playing isn’t exactly amazing, the technology certainly is. That being said, I kind of get the impression that something like VR needs to be on an open platform before it truly gets to shine, which is why I’m still 100% sold on the Oculus Rift, and only tentatively interested in Morpheus for now. That, however, might change this week during E3; in the meantime, hit the jump to check out Project Morpheus in action.