Sony officially renames Project Morpheus to PlayStation VR; Final Fantasy XIV support announced

At its Japan and Asia conference in Tokyo, Sony announced a new name for Project Morpheus. The VR headset will hence forth be known as Playstation VR. While Morpheus admittedly sounded catchy, it was ultimately a placeholder. The new name makes more sense from a branding and marketing perspective.


The announcement was accompanied by a highlight reel that showcased a sneak peak at some of the VR demos Sony will have available on the show floor at TGS 2015. It included previously seen footage from Guerrilla Games Cambridge’s first-person shooter Rigs as well as a number of new Japanese titles.

The Playstation VR highlight reel from the SCEJA conference can be seen below.

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Hidden in the announcement was another interesting revelation. Square Enix’s MMORPG Final Fantasy XIV will also support Playstation VR at some point in the future, as the game was listed among several other titles that will similarly support for Sony’s VR headset.


Given that Final Fantasy XIV is fully playable in first-person view, it’s logical to assume that VR support will delivered via this camera perspective.

What’s your take on the new name for Sony’s VR headset? Let us know in the comments below.

Muhammad Ali Bari

Reviews Editor at GearNuke

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