Say Hello to Project Morpheus, Sony’s VR Headset

March 19, 2014 by

Sony announces Project Morpheus, their entry into the world of virtual reality gaming.

If you’re like me you’ve been following the progress of the Oculus Rift since 2012’s E3 convention. Finally we’re able to become completely immersed in our games, but like anything technology, there’s never going to be just one option.

Yesterday at the Game Developers Conference, Sony Computer Entertainment was kind enough to show off a prototype of their newest entry into the gaming world, Project Morpheus. Shu Yoshida,  Senior Vice President of Product Development, game some additional details on Project Morpheus:

Our current prototype for Project Morpheus features a head mounted display with 1080p resolution and a 90 degree field of view. Accelerometer and gyroscope sensors built into the head mounted unit as well as PlayStation Camera accurately tracks head orientation and movement, so as your head rotates, the image of the virtual world rotates intuitively in real-time. 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.

Having Project Morpheus compatible with both the PlayStation Camera, and PlayStation Move opens up a ton of possibilities, and we can’t wait for more information to be released as more details are released.

What do you think about Project Morpheus? Let us know in the comments!

About James Parkin

James has been gaming since he could walk and is currently seeking treatment for his Destiny addiction.