You would have heard of the Project Morpheus VR demos that Sony held recently, what you might not have heard is that the London Heist demo had a scary feature that was removed before the public could try it out.
Talking to GamesRadar recently, the President of Sony Worldwide Studios Shuhei Yoshida revealed that the Heist demo allowed people to shoot themselves and commit suicide, but they removed it because it felt wrong:
Originally, when the Sony London team was making the London Heist demo, they had the ability for you to shoot yourself. You could point your gun at yourself. And that felt wrong – it was too stressful – so they removed it. The medium is so powerful, so we need to be careful with what we provide.
However, all that doesn’t mean Sony is not going to want to get scary with Project Morpheus. I mean, that would cut the fun in half if all the projects are about a normal world with no monsters or unseen enemies lurking around the shadows, right?
Yoshida also added that he would like to see something like P.T. running on Sony’s virtual reality headset. Oh boy, that would be something:
Personally I’d like to see a game like P.T. working with Morpheus… something really, really scary.
So tell us if you have any other ideas that you would like to see on Morpheus VR, and maybe Sony will hear of them and consider!
That being said, do you think it was a good idea too remove the option to kill yourself? When you are opening up the possibilities to horror, violent and even grotesque games in Project Morpheus, how would you define “too stressful?”