Sony unveiled its virtual reality headset for Playstation 4 code named Morpheus and intends to take to take the gaming experience to the next level with it.
At a trade event at San Francisco the prototype was unveiled by Shuhei Yoshida, Senior Vice President of Product Development, the headset uses a 9 inch 1080p LCD screen with a 90 degree field of vision, built in sensors track head movement to change direction of view in the virtual world and the embedded Sony 3D audio technology enables directional sound giving a more immersive gaming experience. Though Mr. Yoshida has admitted that the prototype still needs some tweaking before being commercially available.
Sony claims the Project Morpheus work is still in progress and is being tested on four games presently – a medieval fighting game, a diving case simulator, a Sci-fi thriller and an action adventure. Project Morpheus works with the PlayStation Camera and Dualshock 4 wireless controller for easy plug-and-play gaming.
“I have long dreamed about virtual reality and the possibilities it brings in regards to game development” Mr Yoshida said in a blog “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”.
There have been no comments on the pricing or the commercial availability but mostly it is expected to reach the markets around end 2014.