Sony at their press conference earlier in the week may have slightly downplayed their answer to the Oculus Rift, the VR Headset they call Project Morpheus, but they’ve turned out in full force on E3’s show floor to demonstrate the device.
One of the new demos available to try was called Street Luge, a sort of urban racing game that put you the player prone riding a street luge (think big skateboard you lie on) whilst tearing downhill trying to avoid being wiped out by oncoming traffic.
Ben Lang got a chance to try it out and found that he was asked to sit almost fully reclined in a beanbag to try and match the prone position of your avatar as closely as possible. Direction of travel is controlled by adjusting your gaze left or right. Ben commented on yesterday’s Rev. VR Podcast E3 2014 Special that you only had to make tiny head movements to shift direction, making it a challenging demo.
We’ll have more on Sony’s Morpheus presence at E3 2014 later on.