Sony's Oculus Rift Competitor Project Morpheus Will Be Demoed In London On April 30

Apr 25, 2014 04:13 PM EDT | By Alex Wolfe (a.wolfe@gamenguide.com)

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  • (Sony) Pictured above, Sony's upcoming virtual headset, the Project Morpheus

When Oculus Rift VR was bought by Facebook, a lot of people decided that Sony's Project Morpheus was going to be their new VR headset of choice.

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We haven't seen anything on the Morpheus since the Game Developers' Conference, however, while Oculus has been stealing all of the headlines. Luckily that's going to change, as the Sony headset is going to be in developers' hands next week during a special event hosted by Develop in London.

Titled "An Audience With... Project Morpheus," developers will get to attend the event on April 30 and get some of the first hands-on impressions with Sony's answer to the Rift. Sony will also be providing some personnel to answer any questions:

"Central to the evening will be a panel discussion featuring representatives from PlayStation/Sony Computer Entertainment Europe and key third parties," Develop's page states.

"Speakers include Simon Benson (senior development manager at SCEE working on vision technology), Agostino Simonetta (developer relations at SCEE), Dave Ranyard (SCE London Studio, the developer behind Morpheus tech demo The Deep), and Patrick O'Luaniagh (founder of nDreams, a studio now dedicated to virtual reality experiences)."

Sounds really cool. Only 55 developers will be present to test the headset out and attend the panel, but here's hoping that some of the developers give us some firsthand impressions after the event.

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