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Sony Project Morpheus revealed as virtual reality headset

Sony Project Morpheus revealed as virtual reality headset

The in-development headset will function alongside the Playstation camera and PS Move controllers.

Sony has announced its own entry into the virtual reality arena with Project Morpheus.

The virtual reality headset is destined for use with the Playstation 4 and is currently only in a prototype stage with Sony working on further development for a commercial release.

The head-mounted display will work with the Playstation camera and the PS Move motion controller to replicate head movements and physical actions made with the players hands in compatible games.

Project Morpheus will also use 3D audio technology to allow sounds to appear as if they are coming from different directions including above and below.

The prototype was shown off at GDC running Eve Online spin-off Valkyrie, the new Thief and a couple of tech demos developed by Sony. A developers kit is also being developed but is not yet ready for distribution.

'Project Morpheus is the latest example of innovation from SCE and we're looking forward to its continued development and the games that will be created as development kits get into the hands of content creators,' said SCE Worldwide Studios president Shuhei Yoshida.

Sources talking to the Wall Street Journal also report that Microsoft is working on a virtual reality device of its own and has filed a patent for the project.

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Nexxo 19th March 2014, 09:25 Quote
It should have a 'blue pill' and 'red pill' login interface. :D
SchizoFrog 19th March 2014, 13:13 Quote
You also need Project Trinity before Project Neo.
ChaosDefinesOrder 19th March 2014, 14:39 Quote
Sony probably internally refers to the rumoured XBone VR headset as "Smith"
SchizoFrog 19th March 2014, 18:11 Quote
By my reasoning, if Sony with the PS4 is 'Morpheus', MS with the XBox One would be the 'Machines' and trying to kill everyone would be Valve with the Steam Machine as 'Agent Smith', but then who and what would count for Oculus Rift?
ChaosDefinesOrder 21st March 2014, 09:13 Quote
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Originally Posted by SchizoFrog
By my reasoning, if Sony with the PS4 is 'Morpheus', MS with the XBox One would be the 'Machines' and trying to kill everyone would be Valve with the Steam Machine as 'Agent Smith', but then who and what would count for Oculus Rift?

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