Slightly Mad Studios has announced that their forthcoming racing game, Project Cars will be one of the first games to support Sony’s virtual reality headset called Project Morpheus.
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.
The blog post further mentions that Project Morpheus and Project Cars is a perfect match since the players will experience the whole game world rushing towards them. Furthermore, it will provide them with far better perception of distances and position.
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.
Project Morpheus will also enable player to look around the cockpit and experience everything from a first-person’s perspective. Not only this, but players will also be able to move around the cockpit using head-tracking through Playstation Camera.
Via our interior cameras not only can you look around the cockpit and see everything from a first-person perspective, but using head-tracking via the PlayStation Camera you can also now move around the cockpit too–peer closer at some intricate detail or turn around and look out of the back window.
Given that such innovations could be carried out with Project Morpheus and Project Cars, I’m more excited about Sony’s plans related to Driveclub and how they will integrate it with virtual reality. What do you think?
Project Cars is slated to release in November, 2014 for PC, Playstation 4, Wii U, Xbox One, and Wii U. As for Project Morpheus, it will be released somewhere in 2015.