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Overheard@GDC 2014: Working with NASA on VR is cool


Sony's recently-announced Project Morpheus VR headset will hopefully introduce new kinds of games for the PlayStation 4, but Sony R&D guru Richard Marks wants it take players to entirely different worlds.

Speaking during the Morpheus reveal event, Marks stated that Sony has been working with NASA to create a VR simulation of the surface of Mars, incorporating actual data from Mars rovers. Sure, it's a great way to showcase VR technology, and to demonstrate that it doesn't have to be limited to traditional games, but Marks also disclosed an ulterior motive.

"The reason we're doing it is it's just super cool to work with NASA." We can't argue with that.

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