We have been hearing about this for quite a while and the beans have finally been spilled. Unveiled at the on-going Games Developer Conference in San Francisco, Sony has finally announced its own virtual reality headset for PlayStation 4 called Project Morpheus.
Still in prototype stage, the current form of Project Morpheus VR headset consisted of two full HD 1080p LCD displays that feature 90-degree field of view in addition to accelerometer and gyroscope sensors. The headset is also equipped with Sony’s new 3D audio technology is able to churn out stereoscopic sound in all directions according to changes of head orientation in real time.
To track user’s head orientation and movement in real-time, the Project Morpheus VR headset utilizes the capability of PlayStation Camera. At the same time, it also supports DualShock 4 controller and PlayStation Move motion controller as part of VR experience on PlayStation 4. The headset connects to the console via USB and HDMI port although Sony does plan to make it wireless.
In its current prototype state, the Project Morphues VR headset will also serves as a development kit for developers that are interested in developing VR technology for PlayStation 4. However, its availability for the general public or pricing is not yet known at the moment.
[Source: Sony PlayStation Official Blog US]