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PS4 VR Headset announced, codenamed Project Morpheus

PS4 VR Headset announced, codenamed Project Morpheus

Surprise! Sony has unveiled its PS4 virtual reality headset at a conference at GDC, with a temporary name of Project Morpheus.

No, not that dude from The Matrix – this is a virtual reality headset that will work with certain PS4 games. It’s been rumoured to be in development for some time, but Sony has finally 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.”

VR has attracted the attention of many gamers with the success of the Oculus Rift, so Sony is making a smart move by getting in while things are still hot.

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, if you still have one of those kicking about.

There are no details yet on when the headset will be available or what games it will work with, but expect to wait a while. A 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. Exciting stuff. Is this the future of gaming?


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