As well as teasing new finishes for their PS4 DualShock 4 controllers, Sony has also rebranded its virtual reality PlayStation system that has been codenamed Project Morpheus since its unveiling earlier this year.
The rebranded the PlayStation 4 virtual reality hardware is now know as PlayStation VR, and the rebranding was unveiled by Atsushi Morita, president of Sony Computer Entertainment Japan, at Sony’s Tokyo Game Show 2015 press conference.
Sony explained more :
The name ‘PlayStation VR’ not only directly expresses an entirely new experience from PlayStation that allows players to feel as if they are physically inside the virtual world of a game. [The name] also reflects our hopes that we want our users to feel a sense of familiarity as they enjoy this amazing experience.
We will continue to refine the hardware from various aspects, while working alongside 3rd party developers and publishers and SCE Worldwide Studios, in order to bring content that deliver exciting experiences only made possible with VR.
During E3 this year Sony unveiled 20 games that are currently ready to play with their new PlayStation VR headset. Although Sony has as yet not announced any official release date or pricing for their new virtual reality hardware that will require a PlayStation 4 to be used.
Although previously Sony has indicated that you can expect the new PlayStation VR hardware to launch sometime in the first half of 2016. To provide competition to the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive that will both also be launching in the same time period.