Sony has just announced its very own virtual reality headset that will work with the PS4 – Project Morpheus.
The Oculus Rift has been very well received since it was funded on Kickstarter and has developed a lot over the past few years. However Sony says they’ve been working on Project Morpheus for the past three years.
Sony have said that they still have a lot of work to do but they do have a prototype that works. The aim is to make gaming on the PS4 a much more immersive and fulfilling experience.
The headset will work in tune with the PlayStation Camera and PlayStation Move controllers to give games a completely different feel – instead of the regular sitting in one position of screen smashing buttons on a dpad.
Unlike some other VR headsets, Sony’s Project Morpheus outputs 1080p and a 90 degree field of view. It would have been nice to have 4K but the PS4 isn’t powerful enough to output 4K games as of yet.
It also has an accelerometer and a gyroscope to accurately track head movements and orientation. So as your head moves, so will the view in the game.