While Sony’s Project Morpheus virtual reality tech might seem like a direct competitor to the Oculus Rift, that doesn’t seem to be the case according to Sony Worldwide Studios boss Shuhei Yoshida.
At this year’s E3, Yoshida was asked what the relationship was like between Sony and Oculus VR, to which he replied with, “Yeah, we’ve been very friendly…We know lots of people there in the company.” Yoshida also referenced Jason Rubin, former founder of Naughty Dog, and now the head of Oculus VR worlwide studios.
Jason has been our friend and it’s good to know that Oculus has really good people in charge to, you know, invest in contents and really great VR contents…So what they are doing is very inspiring to us. And hopefully what we are doing helps them to rethink some of the things they are doing. So we do lots of exchange of opinions. They invite us to try their stuff and we invite them to try our stuff. I think at this point everyone in this early VR movement is helping.
Does this mean we’ll eventually see a unified Project Morpheus/Oculus VR headset? Probably not, but it’s nice to see companies helping each other out to advance technology.
For more on Yoshida at E3, make sure you read up on the exec apologizing about PlayStation 4 game delays and explains why it’s happening.