Sony PS4 VR Headset Announced, Codenamed Project Morpheus
Sony has announced its VR headset – which has been in development since 2010 – at GDC 2014, with a temporary name of Project Morpheus.
The PS4 VR headset was rumoured to be in development some months ago, but Sony has officially unveiled it – Shuhei Yoshida even joked about how we would have no idea what he was about to unveil.
‘This new technology will deliver a sense of presence,” says Yoshida on the official blog, “where you as the player actually feel like you’re inside the game and your emotions feel that much more real.”
It’s certainly a sentiment that many gamers seem to share after experience equivalent VR headsets, such as Oculus Rift.
The Sony PS4 VR headset prototype currently comes with two 1080p displays with a 90 degree viewing angle.
Additionally gyroscope and accelerometer sensors have been built in, and are compatible with the PS4 Camera to enable the VR headset track your movement in 3D space.
The PS4 VR headset will also be compatible with the PS4’s DualShock 4 and even PlayStation Move. Yeah, remember that?
No details of when the PS4 VR headset will be available has been suggested – and it likely won’t be for a while – but the prototype is currently available at GDC for attendants to get access to a version of God Of War and first-person exploration game Datura made especially for the headset.