This is the time of the year when many new technologies and products are announced and introduced into the marketplace. On March 19, 2014, Sony announced a new virtual reality initiative that is known as "Project Morpheus" that could end up being a huge shakeup for the video game industry.
Forbes reports that the new product, which was announced at the 2014 Game Developer's Conference (GDC), is a huge step forward in the entertainment industry. Project Morpheus could represent a new chapter in the future of video games and digital entertainment. Project Morpheus will be a competitor to the upcoming Oculus Rift, another VR device.
It will take some time before we can see if virtual reality peripherals are the next stage in digital content evolution. There have been many different interactive devices that have had various levels of success over the years. The Nintendo Wii and the Microsoft Kinect are two examples of technology that have changed the way we interact with our games.
Google glass is another product that has changed media consumption and may impact the way we play games, watch movies, and browse the internet on a worldwide scale in the future.Wearable tech and full immersion seem to be two of the major trends that are coming for 2014.
Even though this new tech development is cause for excitement, it is important to remember that there have been many technological fads, and attempts at VR and entertainment immersion in recent year. Some of which have fallen flat. 3D television in the home was once touted as the next big entertainment thing. However, 3D TV has not even come close to hitting mainstream usage. Sony's own Playstation Move technology is another products that has not been a big hit with consumers on the Playstation 3 or 4.
It will be interesting to see if Sony's newest gadget ends up being a success with game and movie enthusiasts. It could end up being the next Wii, or it could be another case of the Virtual Boy...