Sony’s Project Morpheus VR Headset For PlayStation 4 To Take On Oculus Rift And Others - HotHardware
Sony’s Project Morpheus VR Headset For PlayStation 4 To Take On Oculus Rift And Others

Sony’s Project Morpheus VR Headset For PlayStation 4 To Take On Oculus Rift And Others

There’s a new member in the small-but-growing virtual reality headset club, and it’s from a major player, as Sony announced that’s developing Project Morpheus, a VR headset that will rival the likes of the Oculus Rift.

“I have long dreamed about VR and the possibilities it brings in regards to game development”, wrote Sony Computer Entertainment president Shu Yoshida in a blog post. “This new technology will deliver a sense of presence, where you as the player actually feel like you’re inside the game and your emotions feel that much more real.”

Sony Project Morpheus

Project Morpheus is designed to work with the PS4’s DUALSHOCK 4 Wireless Controller, and the PlayStation Move and features a head-mounted display (HMD) with a 1080p HD resolution and a 90-degree field of view. It uses accelerometer and gyroscope sensors along with the PlayStation Camera to track head movements and make the virtual world move accordingly in real time. Sony also baked in its 3D audio technology to adjust sounds directionally as the player’s head moves.

Project Morpheus is just a prototype for now, but Sony will be seeding units to PS4 developers to get the ball rolling on a final product.

If Project Morpheus becomes a great product, it will have a huge impact on the gaming market, and in particular the ongoing struggle between Microsoft’s Xbox platform and Sony’s PlayStation. On the hand, if Sony fumbles this and Project Morpheus falls short of expectations, the company’s gaming fortunes will take a huge hit.
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Doesn't this have a higher resolution than the Oculus RIft? I think it's pretty awesome what they've been doing with both devices. Kinda makes me feel like we're just a a couple decade of being put inside the Matrix though. But either war it would definitely be awesome to check this out I like the design of it right now.

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Jason; the Oculus Rift DK2 was just released to developers and it has a resolution of 960x1080 for each eye making it a full HD device, it has 100 degree field of view, 75hz optical refresh rate, better head tracking, in supposedly a more comfortable form factor.

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If this product is done right it could be the killer accessory for the PS4 and would make even me seriously think about getting a PS4 over a XBOne (I am an xbox guy, i strongly dislike playstations). The Oculus Rift would have to work with the XBOne for me to still go that route.

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Whenever they make this for Ps4 I will be mind blown and buy in a heartbeat! especially if I can use this in infamous second son :O

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I kinda wish they would have a pc version or atleast pc drivers. Of course I'm sure someone will come along and make them eventually.

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if ONLY OR looked that GOOD omg that is so beautiful sony WDone!

Now just make it main stream for us PC users too and wham lovely jubbly

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@Childishradio... thats what Oculus Rift is.. Alos, MS is working on a VR device for the XB1 as well.

oh yeah.. and it looks a lot "prettier" on the table than it does on your head lol

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this thing looks awesome! and sony is so indy friendly it going to be neat to see how indy devs can do with the hardware!

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but why is he holding a lightbulb?

 

and yeah, MS screwed up with the way they treated the indie devs.....

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LOL! it does look like a light-bulb but its really the Ps move accessory

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