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Project Morpheus: Experiencing PS4's Virtual Reality Prototype

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19w ago - Sony Social Media Manager Sid Shuman detailed Project Morpheus today, sharing his experiences with PS4's Virtual Reality Prototype.

Below are all the details, to quote: Project Morpheus is PlayStation's prototype virtual reality system for PS4, announced earlier this week at GDC.

Despite its pre-release status, Morpheus is a sleek, eye-catching piece of hardware that feels surprisingly comfy once strapped to your cranium.

This is partly due to a clever design that distributes most of the unit's weight to the top of your head, not the bridge of your nose or other delicate pressure points.

Properly seated, the unit sits snugly over your eyes but rests comfortably on your face. You peer through two separate lenses, which resolves into one immersive, high definition image that provides a convincing sense of depth.

I tried out two demos: EVE Valkyrie, a fast-paced arcade-style dogfighting simulation set in outer space, and The Deep, a face-to-face encounter with a prowling great white shark. Each of these demos was radically different, expressing radically different approaches to virtual reality gaming.

Of the two demos, EVE Valkyrie's...
 

Sony Introduces Project Morpheus: Virtual Reality (VR) System for PS4

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19w ago - Sony Worldwide Studios President [Register or Login to view links] officially introduced Project Morpheus ($249-299 targeted price), a Virtual Reality (VR) System for PS4 today at the [Register or Login to view links] with details below!

To quote: Greetings from GDC 2014! Earlier this evening, I had the pleasure to introduce Project Morpheus, SCE's prototype virtual reality (VR) system that works with PS4. Virtual reality is the next innovation from SCE that we believe will shape the future of games.

I have long dreamed about VR and the possibilities it brings in regards to game development. This new technology will deliver a sense of presence, where you as the player actually feel like you're inside the game and your emotions feel that much more real.

Our current prototype for Project Morpheus features a head mounted display with 1080p resolution and a 90 degree field of view. Accelerometer and gyroscope sensors built into the head mounted unit as well as PlayStation Camera accurately tracks head orientation and movement, so as your head rotates, the image of the virtual world rotates intuitively in real-time.

Project Morpheus also features our new 3D audio technology that re-creates stereoscopic sounds in all directions and changes in real-time depending...
 

Hatsune Miku: Project Diva F Comes to PlayStation Vita Today

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21w ago - Sega of America Associate Brand Manager Aaron Webber announced alongside a PS Vita launch trailer video that Hatsune Miku: Project Diva F comes to PlayStation Vita today.

Below are the details, as follows: PS Vita owners, rejoice! The big day is finally here, and Hatsune Miku: Project Diva f is available today for download on PlayStation Store for PS Vita in North America!

The game releases on PSN today for $29.99, and for all you European readers, it will be available next week on March 12th in Europe! If you've never heard of this game before, here are the basics: Take the world's most popular digital singer, add in over 30 of her most beloved songs, turn it all into a super-addictive rhythm game, and you've got Hatsune Miku: Project Diva f.

We released the game last August on PS3, and following huge support from fans, we're so excited to finally bring you all the PS Vita version of the game today!

We're also very excited to announce our DLC Cross-Buy promotion, effective immediately for anyone who owns the Snow Miku 2013 DLC or the Extra Characters Pack DLC for the PS3 version of the game. If you already own this DLC content, you'll unlock it for free when you pick up the PS Vita version of the game! (And vice versa, if you pick it up for PS Vita first.)
 

Video: Hatsune Miku: Project Diva F Debuts on PS Vita this March

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25w ago - Sega of America Associate Brand Manager Aaron Webber confirmed today alongside a video trailer that Hatsune Miku: Project Diva F febuts on PS Vita this March.

To quote: Hello again, PlayStation aficionados, [Register or Login to view links] fans, and gentlemen and ladies with fine taste in music games. Aaron from SEGA here, and we're excited to confirm with you all that Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA f will be releasing for your PS Vita this March!

The game will be available on PlayStation Store, and will also feature a completely separate set of Trophies from the PS3 version (go for that double Platinum)!

We're also happy to confirm today that we will be bringing over the DLC that many have asked us about: the Snow Miku 2013 DLC, the Extra Character Modules Pack, and the Extra Songs pack will all be available at launch in March. We'll be announcing details on pricing for these, as well as the full game, here soon.





It's amazing to look back and see how far we've come over the last year. For that, we have nothing but thanks for each and every one of you who picked up the game (or plans to) and is part of that story.

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Sega Announces Hatsune Miku: Project Diva F is Coming to PS Vita

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38w ago - Sega of America Associate Brand Manager Aaron Webber announced that Hatsune Miku: Project Diva F is coming to PS Vita!

Below are the details, to quote: Hello there, PS Vita owners! Halloween may have just passed, but SEGA has one more special treat for you.

Following the fantastic response to the PS3 release of Hatsune Miku: Project Diva F, SEGA is proud to announce that we have now begun development to bring Project Diva f to PS Vita in the West!

Yes, you read that right. You're not dreaming. Watch the Vita announcement trailer above, take a deep breath, and then let loose that smile.





Now, I want you all to think back a few months to when we released Hatsune Miku: Project Diva F on PS3... do you remember what the user comments here on Playstation.Blog looked like?

"We want the Vita version!" you told us. "Please, I'd sell my soul for a Vita version!*" someone said.

Today, we're overjoyed to not only share the good news of a PS Vita release, but to also finally add a shiny new soul to our collection. (We'll put it in our lobby, right next to the big Miku standee.)

Hatsune Miku: Project Diva f will be releasing in early 2014 on PS Vita, and we'll have more news...
 
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