It’s finally official! Sony have just revealed details on their prototype virtual reality system for PlayStation 4 named Project Morpheus. SCE Worldwide Studios President Shu Yoshida made the announcment at GDC 2014, confirming months of rumors that such a project was in development. Although the design is “by no means final” according to Yoshida, the Oculus Rift competitor is a head-mounted display with a sleek black and white design with a blue LED glow to satisfy any sci-fi fantasies you might have. Project Morpheus will be made available to developers soon.
In a recent blog post, Yoshida states that he believes that virtual reality “will shape the future of games”. He goes on to explain the prototype in detail;
“…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 will also feature 3D audio technology to simulate multi-directional stereoscopic sound in real-time based on the position of the players head. It was revealed that the prototype would work alongside the PlayStation Camera, PlayStation Move and the Dualshock 4 Controller to provide a simple “plug-and-play VR experience”.
We are certainly excited by the concept of a plug-and-play console VR system and will keep you updated with any new details on Project Morpheus.