Sony announced that they were renaming the Morpheus as "PlayStation VR."
That's pretty basic. I guess it gets the point across though.
sometimes the simplest choice is the best choice.
smart, practically trademarking the term "VR"
It's concise like the rest of Sony's gaming hardware, aside from their handhelds. Which one's the new Sony console? The PS4. Which one's the previous one? The PS3, etc. I hope they keep it concise with the PS5's VR headset as well, PSVR2? Idk. Whatever they do, they want to make sure people can tell the difference between the two. If you're gonna ask why Sony'd need to make a new headset for the PS5, well, the PS5 is going to be more powerful and it should be able to deliver a better VR experience. The current headset is pretty low res compared to other headsets and you probably don't want to be stuck using the same low res headset in the new gen when the console is powerful enough to deliver something better.
that's why sony should have named playstation vita playstation portable.
Tell that to Nintendo *Ba Dum Tsk*
Indeed. "PlayStation" is obviously a station for playing. Nintendo gets by with a name synonymous with gaming, but Wii U isn't really very telling of what you do. Same applies for Xbox. Maybe that's why PlayStation pretty much rules the gaming world. Naming products is totally important. NES and Super NES were both incredibly successful, for example. While I like the name "Morpheus" more, it's about as well known as the reasoning behind the naming of Nike.
@DarXyde Precisely. However, it wasn't the decisive factor in PlayStation's case. Others play a more important and remarkable role, like the fact that the first console was "the first dedicated video game machine from Sony". Nonetheless, the name is a big plus for the brand.
It gets the point across...just like that price drop of the PS4 gets the point across. It was dropped to 34,980 yen. That's $293 at the current rate.
if i can buy a steering wheel for 400$, a 300$ VR isnt that bad.
Wow nice price in Japan. $293. Here in Canada it's $450, with the exchange rate that's about $340 U.S. Canadian dollar sucks right now.
Project morpheus had a futuristic sound to it. Guess we were just use to it now. Did I see FFXIV beign VR compatible O.o?!?!?!?!! SAO is sooooo damn close!!!!!
Surprised no one comment about the game board at end of that ff online been made vr
Honestly, Morpheus sounded so much better... but hey, it's a non issue.
Yea we got used to that name. PSVR makes sense though and its easier to say :)
Yeah... PS Morpheus is a much better name. :/
I was thinking about this last night (spooky). At some point the project name always changes to the retail name, I thought it was likely to be PlayStation VR, Morpheus sounds better but we don't want another WiiU situation where consumers don't know what it is.
PlayStation VR sounds better to me, but Morpheus would have been ok as well. And the name shouldn't be a problem when you are backed up by a good marketing and a product full of novelties or quality. When you have this, Wii U situations can be counterattacked, and I remind you about the Wii, a product with not the best name but had what I said.
Its meant to be simple. At least consumers will understand it. Otherwise they will think it's some sort of sleeping device. Trust me I know people that dumb.
We always knew morpheus was just a codename though. Playstation VR is a good name. No chance for confusion and its easy to market.
Great, no nonsense name, straight to the point. I like it. Now, Spec sheet please, and how does it fares when compared to the pc Oculus Rift?
MOST. EXCITING. MOST. INSPIRING. NAME. EVER. PERIOD.
I wish they would have stuck with Morpheus to be honest. PS Morpheus VR. I'm still not sold on the Morpheus headset just yet. Need to see more games. I actually tried the Oculus VR Headset and was impressed with what that could do.
At least they are keeping it simple while at the same time making sure that the brand name is an integral part of the overall name. That IMHO is smart naming unlike some other product names which which are so generic. ;-) This is one product I would definitely want to try it out prior to making a decision to purchase it
Seems a sensible choice and should help avoid confusion.
I think so, too. Project Morpheus seems more like an expert's device. Without realizing it, Sony made the right choice by changing its name, especially since they want it to be a lasting product. PlayStation has ALWAYS worked for them.
Exactly. The name explains itself which is important when targeting the masses.
Project Morpheous was better lol. Playstation VR sounds like it's a sub section of the playstation department rather than an actual device. But regardless of that, the name won't determine whether the device is any good or not so here's to hoping that it can pull it off with some incredible gaming experiences!
the name playstation vr for a vr device is bad, huh? pathetic its simple, serious and not confusing.
I think it drastically cuts down the confusion for the average non-savvy consumer. It's clean, direct, and keeps the PlayStation association in the forefront.
When did I say it was bad?? I said project morpheous was better, because that's what I think. You need to get a grip along with everyone else disagreeing as if I'm some xbox troll saying negative things about it. People around here are getting crazier by the day.
@ninsigma, Before advising others to "get a grip", examine our impersonal, calm, and simply stated replies. Then read your own most recent post in this thread berating others and telling them they are crazy. Which response seems somewhat off kilter?
I'm just pointing out that it's a bit ridiculous to call someone pathetic for stating they prefer one name over another. Don't you agree?? And the fact the disagrees are piling up as if I was trolling (which I never do and am a playstation fan first and foremost).
PS4, PSNow, PSVue, PSTV, PSVR, PS+. Not confusing at all.
People need to calm down and dont worry so much about disagrees. Anyone can disagree with a comment, theres nothing wrong with that. I think most people will see PSVR is actually better at least from a marketing point of view. I disagreed with you and I disagreed with the one saying its pathetic.
I don't really care about the disagrees, or being being called pathetic for that matter. It was more of an off hand comment of my annoyance that something as boring as my first comment garnered (very quickly) a lot of disagrees (gives me the impression that people think I'm trolling) and somehow warrants being called pathetic. And yes from a marketing standpoint I agree that playstation VR makes a lot more sense because a lot of people don't know what project morpheous is and probably don't even know Sony have a VR solution at all. I just preferred project morpheous personally. It was cool and different, just like occulous rift is a cool name for that device.
There is a perfect solution to disagrees the entire time this site has been up. If you disagree, you have to post.
Playstation was always more direct, is the only one following an actual sequence (PS1, PS2, PS3...) opposed to Xbox that goes around and Nintendo that sometimes it's cool like N64 and sometimes it's...Wii U hehe. Just their style, there's no problem with it. And name an actual product as a "Project" is weird as hell IMO, and a product called only "Morpheus" would seem like human trafficking. Just saying ;)
Ah yeah it makes way more sense, I just liked the idea of it having a strange name lol I'm probably just used to calling it morpheous that's why xD @wow below Wii u isn't that bad of a console (name is though). It could do with a few more mature titles on top of the games it has and some third party support but other than that I enjoy the wii u games.
I agree with you, PS Morpheus sounds better.
"the name won't determine whether the device is any good or not" Not true, see Wii U....
But the Wii U isn't bad, lame name but it's still fun. The Xbox One is a bad name too but that doesn't suck either.
Sweet. Can't wait to try it at PS Experience. Anyone else going?
I wish I could go.. If it was in NY I would deff go but unfortunately it's not. You're lucky bro. Enjoy the show man.
ill be trying it at egx :D
Im going to TGS in three days and plan to try it out there
Of course, Sony wants a lot of things under the PlayStation brand
Yea maybe because it involves Playstation, who would of thought
Simple, but gets the point across
It stands for Vacation Resort right?
I like Morpheus
Project morpheus was always a temporary working title. ..
I agree. It was never "renamed" Project Morpheus was merely a working title, just like NX is likely not going to be what the next Nintendo system will be called, merely a place holder name. While Watching it I thought it was a great idea, simple, carries well under the PS name and bold.
When you have a hard concept to sell, you do not want an ambiguous name. Fine for hardcore fans, but they need mass market appeal and understanding. It's logical.
like calling a console wii u
That was uncalled man... OT: Yea not all the people read gaming news so a simple name is better for the product.
hows it uncalled for? i know a few people who thought the wii u was an accessory!
@fattyuk I think he was joking. He had to have been joking.
I have a Wii U and love it. Just got Mario maker. And I thought the joke was funny. Because it's true. Why be so butt hurt over a stupid little joke? You seem suicidal or something.
I still believe that's what hurt vita the most. Most people I speak to who had psp and would like a new one dont realize that's what vita is.
It'll flop. Gimmick accessories have great hardcore gamer appeal.. in the beginning, but rarely go over well in the video game community. Gamers like basic and simple. That's why your basic controller is still the top accessory all these decades later.
Modern VR is no gimmick. Try it for yourself.
Time will tell, but I'm saying it now... it'll flop.
Agreed. After trying Oculus Rift in Beta (mind you, not even the better new version) I was sold! It works, it makes sense. Modern VR very much sold me from the start of that day in 2013! It can work! They'll be fine. Even if it doesn't do good on PS4...well Eyetoy did meh on PS2, they still supported the concept on PS3 and PS4, who is to say on PS5 and PS6 we go deeper with that VR concept? I mean...folks with PC's will be making all sorts of crazy VR games that will likely change the face of gaming. ie some puzzle game around where your facing or something lol (I don't know)
I tried it at last PSX, and it was great. But Blak has somewhat of a point - Sony doesn't have a great track record supporting peripherals or other accessories. Look at the playstation Move for example, or singstar mic's or eyetoy. But if a peripheral doesn't meet market expectations, there is no sense in supporting it (This goes for Microsoft+ Kinect, and Nintendo-Virtual Boy and nearly every damn light gun game as well).
@Omega- they have move controls in Until Dawn and the tech is in PS4 controllers. I get they didn't continue to jump on board with motion eyetoy junk, but neither did many, many publishers. VR will get a bulk of its support from 3rd parties that might have gaming ideas that could work in VR, but it might get lots of those options from OR on PC and brought over to PS. Sony not being the only one doing it allows for IPs to come to PS4 with that feature in mind IF supported on PC, where I don't see why not. I think they will do fine, not trying it myself, just trying VR, VR is not really like Move or Eyetoy, strange to say its just something why different and I think could really be the next thing in gaming. If not all VR clearly, a huge option going into the next gen. Even if PS4 doesn't do it big....PS2 didn't do Eyetoy that big and Sony was the first to bring out that tech, who knows who will have the VR crown come next gen, for all we know that could very well be Nintendo again as they where not the first to do motion, but they still used it and had it take off. Same can be for VR. VR doesn't just end with Sony on consoles. Just as motion didn't just die with them.
@Ed, Sony is selling the idea behind VR as being a separate platform and not a peripheral like Move, Eye, etc. Their VR solution needs these things to work including the PS4 itself. I'm not sure how or why they are treating VR like a separate platform though. Cost is the only reason I can think of that would justify defining VR as anything other than an accessory or peripheral for the console. This leads me to question if it will be more expensive than many want to believe. When you combine this with no clear direction on how VR is being used or more substantial game play shown this close to release, it makes you wonder how viable a solution this really is. Not a slight against Sony, but a question for all VR solutions available.
If VR are gimmick, then i don't know what to think about Hololens... with AR technology, with the same power of a smartphone...
It's a console to me. It has a viewer inside it, controller, games to it. Its no gmick. It's existed for over 20 years without the proper technology or company release behind it. Its very basic. You put it on.and play. Still involves looking and controllers. It's just more immersion in the game world complete.