Sony has released a video revealing the final specifications of its PlayStation VR virtual reality headset, formerly known as Project Morpheus.
First unveiled back in March 2014
, Project Morpheus is Sony's answer to the popularity of the Oculus Rift. Designed for use with the company's PlayStation 4 console, Sony is putting considerable weight behind the push into VR gaming: it has spent a small fortune setting up a dedicated software studio
to support the device, has given it official PlayStation branding
, and has even acquired a time-of-flight tracking specialist
to improve the experience.
What it hasn't done, though, is discuss technical specifications - until now. In a recently-released official video, Sony has confirmed that the PlayStation VR will launch with a 5.7" organic light-emitting diode (OLED) display sat behind its lenses, offering a 1920x1080 resolution RGB image with under 18 milliseconds of latency. The lenses, meanwhile, warp the image to offer a 100 degree field-of-vision, and an integrated accelerometer, gyroscope, and nine LEDs provide positional tracking.
The headset connects to the console via HDMI and USB, but the company has also revealed an extra feature: the video will be split and output to a connected monitor or TV as well as the headset's on-board display, allowing others in the room to see what the player sees. Sadly, a launch date and pricing were not included in the minute-long promo.
Sony's video is reproduced below.