Today at the 2014 Game Developers Conference Sony has taken the wraps off their new Project Morpheus virtual reality headset. Allowing us to see their new prototype virtual reality system for the first time and that has been specifically developed to work with Sony’s new next-generation PlayStation 4 console.
The Sony Project Morpheus virtual reality headset has been in development for over 3 years and will serve as the first development kit for PlayStation 4 developers to implement into their new games and applications.
Sony has equipped their new Project Morpheus virtual reality headset, with accelerometer and gyroscope sensors which are built into the head mounted unit. Together with a PlayStation camera which accurately tracks the orientation of the players head and any movements in might make.
Project Morpheus also features a head mounted display with 1080p resolution and a 90 degree field of view. The unveiling of the new Project Morpheus virtual reality headset was made by Shu Yoshida President, SCE Worldwide Studios, who explained in a blog post :
“I have long dreamed about VR and the possibilities it brings in regards to game development. This new technology will deliver a sense of presence, where you as the player actually feel like you’re inside the game and your emotions feel that much more real.
Project Morpheus also features our new 3D audio technology that re-creates stereoscopic sounds in all directions and changes in real-time depending on your head orientation. In addition to PlayStation Camera, Project Morpheus works with DUALSHOCK 4 Wireless Controller and PlayStation Move to deliver an easy-to-use, plug-and-play VR experience.”
For more information on the new Project Morpheus virtual reality headset jump over to the Sony PlayStation Blog website for details.
Source: PlayStation Blog