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Sony’s Project Morpheus is now PlayStation VR

Sony’s Project Morpheus is no more. The virtual reality headset, which is due for release in 2016, has been rebranded as the slightly less sci-fi PlayStation VR, Sony announced in Japan today. Name change aside, no changes appear to have been made to the headset itself, which was already a much sleeker unit than competitors like the HTC Vive.

Sony is planning a week of PSVR activities in Japan, starting on Thursday at the Tokyo Game Show. Players will be able to check out a range of VR demos, including Danganronpa VR, Hatsune Miku, the slightly disturbing Summer Lesson, and—in a surprise announcement—Final Fantasy XIV. Square Enix was rumoured to be experimenting with VR for the MMORPG earlier this year, but it remains to be seen whether the full game gets VR support.

Aside from PSVR, Sony also had a few other hardware-related announcements, including ¥2500 (£15) coloured face plates for the PlayStation 4—available exclusively from Sony stores—and new controllers in gold, silver, and see-through crystal colours. No word yet on if any of these will make to the west, though. Again, we’re seeking clarification from Sony.

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http://arstechnica.com/gaming/2015/09/sonys-project-morpheus-is-now-playstation-vr/


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