Virtual Reality, or VR, is a very hot topic nowadays and Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. (SCEI) just unveiled their upcoming offering about the trend which is “Project Morpheus”. Sony’s Morpheus impressed audiences during the 2015 Game Developers Conference held in San Francisco, showcasing Sony’s vision for the future and gaming, in general.
Morpheus enables players to experience a sense of presence, where they feel as though they are physically inside the virtual world of a game. This unique VR experience was met with huge interest and industry enthusiasm since the unveiling of Morpheus in March 2014. Over the past year SCE has been listening to feedback from both developers and consumers, and has made several enhancements that will further the capability of Morpheus to deliver a sense of presence and push the boundaries of play.
The following are features of the Sony Morpheus, which we can say are enough to make you go “wow!”:
- OLED display – in exchange for the 5-inch LCD, the new Morpheus VR headset is equipped with a 5.7-inch 1920 x RGB x 1080 resolution OLED display, removing motion blur and flicker.
- 120fps output- By adopting OLED, Morpheus now supports 120fps output, and is able to render 120 images per second. Furthermore, via a system software update, all PS4 systems will handle native 120fps output when connected to Morpheus. By combining the OLED display’s high refresh rate and the power of the PS4 system, Morpheus produces amazingly smooth visuals and achieves the next level of immersion.
- More accurate tracking and reduced latency – To make positional tracking more accurate with PlayStation®Camera, the new prototype has added three more LEDs to the headset for a total of nine. Morpheus continues to support 360 degree tracking, and additional LEDs improve robustness and stability.
- User-friendly design – While inheriting the original visor style headset design that reduces the pressure on the players’ face, the new Morpheus prototype features a single band and a quick release button, which makes it easier for players to put it on and take it off.
Developers plan on using the Sony Morpheus for games found in the PS4, banking on their rich library of games and install base. The Sony Morpheus is set to be launched in the first half of 2016