Zuckerberg tried PS4 VR headset a week before Facebook bought Oculus Rift

According to Gamespot Mark Zuckerberg tried Project Morpheus (Sony's VR helmet just before he said OK for the acquisition of Oculus for the price of 2$ billion.


PlayStation marketing executive Guy Longworth said today during a Games Marketing Summit 2014 session that he remembers Zuckerberg asking, "Can I have a tech demo?" for Project Morpheus. Longworth said he wondered why, at the time, Zuckerberg might want to see Sony's headset.

"I wish he bought ours," Longworth said with a smile, referencing Facebook's surprise purchase of Oculus VR, which was approved today by the Federal Trade Commission, according to a Reuters report. "All the folks at Oculus have got big smiles on today."

Just because Facebook chose Oculus Rift over Project Morpheus, it doesn't mean that Sony has become soured on the prospects for virtual reality. Not at all, according to Longworth.

"If you think about VR, not just in terms of gaming, I think wearable technology is a huge trend that's going to continue," he said. "I think that being able to have experiences that are truly deep and immersive...that it somehow makes you feel you are something that people want. If you could really deliver that in the future, that would be huge."

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