Sony talks Morpheus, the latest on Doom 4 and England are World Cup runners-up… kind of – PlayStation round up

It’s the PlayStation round up… PLAYSTATION ROUND UP! And quite wonderfully, it won’t cost you $599. Today, Sony CEO Andrew House talks about all the money that’s been pumped into Morpheus, there’s some Doom 4 murmurings and England come second in the World Cup! Eh, on FIFA.

PlayStation round up

  • Sony has apparently spent the contents of Scrooge McDuck’s vault on Morpheus. CEO Andrew House says: “We’ve made some commitments; we’re putting significant investment into the product.” Hopefully the VR headset should all be worth it, though, with House describing the aim of delivering “a magical sense of presence.”
  • Bethesda’s VP of marketing and PR Pete Hines has some interesting words on Wolfenstein: The New Order and Doom 4. Of the former, he says: “The last couple of games were either ‘ok’ or ‘not great’. It wasn’t a franchise where people were desperate for the next one. Wolfenstein isn’t Uncharted. We knew this would take some explaining. But developer Machine Games has now untarnished the IP.” And on Doom 4, he continues: “We view that similarly to Wolfenstein, because it’s been so long since the last Doom game. We are going in as if we need to prove ourselves all over again. We have no free passes. Nobody will assume this is going to be awesome.” After playing the Doom 3 HD remake last year, I can only heartily agree.
  • And finally… ENGLAND HAVE WON THE WORLD CUP!!! Well, they came second… on FIFA. Still, David Bytheway proudly represented these shores in the Interactive 2014 FIFA World Cup, which was appropriately held in Rio, finishing runner up in the tournament that was played on PS3. Speaking to OPM, he said: “On the day of the group stages I was going into the tournament with no sleep for around 50 hours but the adrenaline was keeping my reactions sharp.” Unlike Rooney and company, David can actually leave this summer’s soccer celebration with his head held high.