Sony has announced Project Morpheus; the Virtual Reality (VR) system for Playstation 4. We had already reported several rumors that suggested a reveal at the Game Developer Conference 2014 but now Shuhei Yoshida has now made it official.
Sony has been working on the project since over three years and president of Sony Computer Entertainment Worldwide Studios posted on the official PlayStation Blog couple of hours ago to finally introduce Project Morpheus. He was quite precise as far as the specs of the virtual reality headset are concerned:
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.
Other than this, the gadget will also be compatible with DualShock 4 Wireless Controller as well as the PlayStation Move – the latter is optional depending on the kind of title you playing.
Oh and Shuhei Yoshida claims that it works perfectly even if you wear spectacles. If you are going to be at GDC 2014 tomorrow, this could be your chance to get the first public demo of Sony’s VR headset at SCEA booth.
Did Sony’s Project Morpheus made you wonder why you didn’t sign up for GDC 2014? I bet it did.