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Interactive virtual schoolgirl unveiled for Sony's Project Morpheus


Bandai Namco’s Tekken Team, responsible for giving us some of the most celebrated 3D fighting games this generation, is developing a virtual reality title that will put players in a totally different kind of “battleground”: the bedroom of a schoolgirl.
 
At a recent Sony Computer Entertainment Japan Asia press conference, Tekken game director Katsuhiro Harada unveiled “Summer Lesson,” which is being developed for Sony’s virtual reality headset, Project Morpheus.
 
“Summer Lesson” deposits players smack-dab in the middle of a room where they get to interact with its single occupant – a comely schoolgirl with large, anime-ish eyes.
 
And unlike the Tekken games, it looks like you won’t be relying on your fists to make any headway in this game. The Project Morpheus device supports gesture controls, allowing you to communicate with the schoolgirl simply by shaking or nodding your noggin.
 
 
From what has been demonstrated so far, it looks like there won’t be much studying involved in “Summer Lesson”. Aside from some blatantly creepy ogling, little is known about what other kind of “social interactivity” the game offers.
 
Lucky players will be able to find out for themselves later this month, however, as a demo of “Summer Lesson” will be available for trial at the Tokyo Game Show starting on September 18.
 
The future of virtual reality?
 
Project Morpheus was officially revealed this March at the annual Game Developers Conference. Though already three years in development, the virtual reality headset is still in its infancy, according to PlayStation Worldwide Studios president Shuhei Yoshida.
 
“We are still really trying to define or discover what works and what’s required for the hardware tech,” said Yoshida. “Our team feels that we’re getting closer, but there are certain things that still have to be improved to make a good consumer product.

“The Oculus guys are saying the same thing. Even their DK2 (development kit 2) is pretty good, but still, they see some other areas they still have to work on.” — TJD, GMA News
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