PS4 Boss Talks Morpheus VR Pricing, Teases E3 Game Reveals
PlayStation executive Shuhei Yoshida says Project Morpheus will be available at a price point "as low as possibly can be done."
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In an interview with GameSpot from the Game Developers Conference, PlayStation president of worldwide studios Shuhei Yoshida talks about pricing for the PlayStation 4 Project Morpheus virtual reality headset and teases that internally developed VR games will be announced at E3 in June.
"Many studios of ours are working on actual games," Yoshida said when asked if it would be full games or only demos available when the headset officially launches next year.
"We haven't talked about these games as yet. We are waiting for the right time. Starting probably at E3, we will start to show the actual games."
In addition to those mystery games, Yoshida said Sony's teams in Japan and London are working on new demos meant to illustrate the power of VR as a platform.
Yoshida went on to say that he is "so excited" for those games, but explained that he's actually more interested in the games he doesn't know about yet.
"I'm expecting a developer that we don't even know exists today will come up with something amazing," he said. "What excites me most, from our experience launching many platforms, is that it's always someone who we do not expect that comes up with totally new ideas and blows anybody's mind."
Concerning pricing, Yoshida wouldn't give a specific figure for the consumer Morpheus model, but said it's Sony's goal to offer the device for as low a price point as possible.
"As low as possibly can be done," Yoshida said when asked if there was a target price in mind. "We are not talking about any specific number, but this is a console business. We try to provide the hardware at the lowest possible cost so that more people can come in. And so that developers can make games on to create the market. So we'll have the same approach."
Yoshida also confirmed that the core Morpheus hardware has been finalized and that Sony has no plans to release a wireless version of the headset.
A consumer Morpheus model launches in the first half of 2016, though a specific release date has not been announced. The latest prototype includes a raft of improvements over the original model, including technical and ergonomic changes.