Sony’s Project Morpheus is apparently starting to receive titles that will utilize the VR functionality, starting with racing simulator Project CARS from developers Slightly Mad Studios.
Coming direct from the developers official blog, Slightly Mad discussed their ambitions and intentions when developing what could possibly be the first Project Morpheus title to appear –
”[We are] building upon all the techniques and features we’ve pioneered in our previous games to simulate a sensation of speed, distance perception, changing focal points, and physically-accurate cockpit and helmet views, we’re proud to announce today that Project CARS will be supporting Project Morpheus giving players a totally fresh and exhilarating new perspective on what it feels like to sit in the cockpit of a high-performance machine screaming around a beautiful location.”
”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. 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.”
Since the announcement of Project Morpheus, fans of the PS4 have been waiting with baited breath to see what content will be available for the ambitious and exciting piece of hardware. With Oculus Rift ownership changing hands, Sony’s venture into the VR market seems like the most stable and therefore viable option; at least for the time being.
Project CARS is slated for release in November for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Wii U and PC.
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