Sony's VR headset, Project Morpheus, had perhaps its most high-profile showing yet when it appeared on The Tonight Show last night.
Project Morpheus was one of two pieces of technology, along with the impressive Lytro Illum camera, being shown off by The Verge editor-in-chief Joshua Topolsky. Host Jimmy Fallon seemed especially enthusiastic about getting to show off Project Morpheus--although, to be fair, he seems to be a big fan of most everything.
Fallon, along with actor Channing Tatum, both put Morpheus headsets on to try out a multiplayer demo that makes use of two PlayStation Moves, each of which serves as a hand. Starting at 1:47 in the video above, you can see what ensued when the two were put in the courtyard of what looks like a medieval castle.
As soon as Fallon puts the headset on, he starts looking around and expressing his amazement with what he sees. Once he has a Move in each hand, he begins to caress the face of a dummy before punching its head off. (As you do.) Tatum, meanwhile fires a crossbow before a dragon shows up, which Fallon then attempts to punch as the brief demo comes to an end.
This is far from the first time Fallon has featured something related to video games on one of his shows, although those appearances typically happened on Late Night, the program he hosted prior to taking over The Tonight Show in February. Fallon's shows have given time to everything from Kinect (back when it was called Project Natal) to Xbox One to PlayStation 4 to the Oculus Rift, and the former SNL cast member has even had the likes of Tim Schafer and Cliff Bleszinski on as guests.
At least as of yet, Sony has yet to announce many of the particulars, like a price or release date, that we're most interested in hearing about Project Morpheus, though we do know it will not be available this year. Morpheus, which works in conjunction with the PS4, is the original reason the DualShock 4 came equipped with a light bar.
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