It’ll probably be a while before we ever see it hit shelves, but according to Shuehei Yoshida, Project Morpheus is close to being finished.
These comments were made to the Wall Street Journal at Tokyo Games Show 2014, and according to Yoshida, once the virtual reality headset hits the market it should be fairly affordable due to the fact of many of Morpheus’ components are from smartphones.
He also said that the work on the Morpheus headset is 85% complete, and spoke of his understandable hope that the device will have broad appeal.
“With the Morpheus and PlayStation 4, we can offer them a totally new virtual reality experience in a lighthearted and fun manner” he said, also going on to add the possibility of virtual travel and education possibilities.
While we still don’t have a benchmark price for the Morpheus, we do know that the Oculus Rift will be in the $200-400 price bracket, so that gives us at least a rough idea of the type of pricing we can expect.
Pricing is obviously going to be extremely key for both devices if they are going to take off. The technology is impressive, the level of immersion amazing, and as I have said before I think that Virtual Reality is going to be a real game changer. But of course, for that to happen, it has to be attainable to the average gamer.