Rumours were plentiful leading up to this week’s Game Developers Conference in San Francisco, with the most prominent and recurring suggestion being that Sony would be announcing a virtual reality headset for the PS4. Today we have learned that this rumour is in fact true, being referred to as “Project Morpheus,” and while it is currently a prototype, there are already games which will be compatible with the device. The announced games possessing VR compatibility are The Deep, an underwater game demoed at the conference, Thief, and EVE Valkyrie.
Explaining the principles behind its creation and implementation, Sony stated that there are six keys to success of the device; tracking, sight, sound, content, tracking, accessibility, and control all playing equal parts in providing to the success of the product. At the risk of sounding cocky, Sony believes they have adequate experience dealing with high definition visuals as well as audio technologies to have the sight and sound components handled nicely. The Playstation Move as well as the Playstation Camera will be utilized to track the headset, the sensors in the PS4’s controllers will allow for outstanding control, and given that the headset will simply slide over top of one’s head, it will be incredibly simple to utilize.
While all of the details and technologies involved in Project Morpheus have yet to be revealed, the headset does reportedly have a 1080p display, low latency, and offers complete 360 degree tracking. No price or release date have been announced, but Analog Addiction will keep you updated as more information emerges.
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