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Sony's 'ambitious' new studio is focusing on virtual reality with Project Morpheus

North West Studio is a new Sony game development company based in the U.K. and dedicated to virtual reality development for the company's Project Morpheus headset, according to job listings posted online.

Jobs listed at North West Studio reference an "exciting and rare opportunity to join an ambitious new studio to create original games exclusively for Project Morpheus, PlayStation's VR platform."

As the name implies, the game development studio is located in northwestern England, where Sony wants to assemble a "small but highly experienced team who want to build great games to showcase this exciting new immersive technology." Open positions include those for game designers, character animators and level designers.

Sony revealed Project Morpheus at GDC 2014. The PlayStation 4-compatible headset is scheduled to be released in the first half of 2016.

For more on Project Morpheus, be sure to read Polygon's hands-on impressions of the hardware's second generation and an amazing VR gun fight from GDC 2015. You can also watch the video below for a brief overview from Sony.

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