Project Morpheus
Sony's Project Morpheus being demoed at the Tokyo Game Show last yearReuters

Details regarding Project Morpheus, Sony's VR headset for PlayStation 4, have been revealed ahead of the company's press event that takes place in the early hours of Tuesday (16 June). Wired previewed the headset, revealing "almost 20 new games and experiences" are in the works for the device.

Coming from both first and third parties, some of the titles expected to be seen include a version of Ubisoft's Trackmania adapted for VR, Harmonix's Music VR, an audiovisual game from the developers of Rock Band, and Wayward Sky from Uber Entertainment, the developers of popular team shooter Monday Night Combat.

Speaking to Wired, Sony Worldwide Studio president Shuhei Yoshida said: "We need to convince PS4 owners to spend several hundred dollars to purchase a Morpheus headset, on top of the PS4 they already have."

Yoshida believes gaming content will be the big draw. He said: "We have 30 or more games being developed that we are tracking – not all of them will come out at launch, but there are serious efforts being made on all of them."

Along with the traditional racing and shooter genres, there are casual puzzle games in development alongside titles centred around exploration and networked games where you will be able to play boardgames with others in a virtual arena.

Project Morpheus is expected to be released for the PlayStation 4 sometime in the first half of 2016.

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