Virtual Reality Racing: Project Cars Confirmed for Morpheus
Project Cars, the racing game from Slightly Mad Studios (World of Speed), will be among the first to utilize Sony’s PlayStation 4 virtual reality headset, codename Morpheus.
Sony unveiled Morpheus at GDC last week and the only game confirmed for development at the time was spaceship dogfighter Eve: Valkyrie. Now Slightly Mad says it will get in on the PS4 VR action, too.
“Virtual reality is a perfect fit for racing games since the game world literally comes rushing towards you from the distance and the increased sense of depth and speed that stereoscopic vision affords you makes this incredibly real and tangible,” the studio said in a statement. “So when you’re racing you get a much better perception of distances and position and you feel far more enveloped by that world rather than just looking through a window at it.”
“Project Morpheus also allows you to see detail you might have otherwise missed… Via our interior cameras not only can you look around the cockpit and see everything from a first-person perspective, but using head-tracking via the PlayStation Camera you can also now move around the cockpit too – peer closer at some intricate detail or turn around and look out of the back window.”
Sony said its VR headset is still very much a work in progress and declined to offer a release window or pricing. However, Project Cars is set for a November launch on the PlayStation 4, so we will likely see Morpheus sometime this fall.