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What sold Sony on VR? God of War on a home made VR headset

God of War on a home made VR headset is what it took to convince the boss of PlayStation on VR

By Anthony Garreffa from Oct 28, 2015 @ 1:27 CDT

Sony has been in the VR scene for years now, but only officially unveiling Project Morpheus in early 2014, officially naming it PlayStation VR last month. But where did it all start?


The change for Sony was when Shuhei Yoshida, President of Worldwide Studios for PlayStation, played around with a custom-made, first-person Kratos demo from Santa Monica Studios - the developer of God of War. During the Paris Games Week, Yoshida was on a panel about VR, where he explained the very moment he believed VR was the future.

He said: "It was actually on PS3 at Santa Monica Studios. A developer who'd been working on God of War got me to try a handmade headset and when I put it on he used a God of War game. I was Kratos in first person view. When I looked down, I saw a strong man's body and I thought: I'm sold". He added: "Working on PlayStation VR, I feel like I'm back 20 years ago. I feel like I'm younger again".


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