Sony has finally announced their worst kept secret, with the official unveiling of the Sony PS4 Virtual Reality headset, which we now know has been called Project Morpheus. We know that it is being designed to use with the PS4, but unfortunately Sony hasn’t given out any hints on a possible Morpheus PS4 release date or price yet.
That’s because it’s a prototype at the moment, with Sony not shy to concede that the technology is still in development. Thankfully though, we do have a first image to show you, as well as the first official PS4 VR headset spec list to share.
Sony has said that they are working on making Morpheus as comfortable to use as possible, and ensuring that the device adopts the plug and play format. They have also revealed that the tracking technology inside the headset will be based using the same technology that is used for the PS Move accessory.
The image you see above is the first image of Morpheus that has been shared by Sony. It looks impressive on first impressions, and even something to remind us what those funky guys at Daft Punk wear on their heads.
Back to reality though, it’s clear that we are still a long way off from a public release. Sony has said that their announcement now has come during GDC 2014 as they want to gain input from developers who will be able to go hands-on with the tech during the event.
For now though we leave you with the official spec sheet. Give us your reaction to Morpheus and whether you think it could be commercially successful or not. Do you think one of the biggest barriers will be convincing gamers that it isn’t a gimmick?
Specs of Sony’s first VR headset for PS4:
Component: Processor unit, head-mounted unit
Display Method: LCD
Panel Size: 5 inches
Panel Resolution: 1920xRGBx1080 (960xRGBx1080 per eye)
Field of View: 90 degrees
Tracking: 1000Hz; full 360 degrees rotation
Sensors: Accelerometer, Gyroscope
Connection interface: HDMI + USB
Function: 3D audio, Social Screen
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