Project Morpheus Getting Ready To Compete in The VR Race
So ‘Project Morpheus’ has got us all very excited, Sony released an early prototype of their first VR Headset about a year ago, and has come back with a new and improved prototype. Still not set to be released until some point in the first half of 2016, its coming together nicely, its super sleek design, making it eye catchingly cool, and also surprisingly comfortable. It looks to be a gaming experience everyone will want to have.
Morpheus features two 1080p screens with custom made optics, including 9 IRLED’s around the headset to support robust 360 degree tracking. The 5.7 inch 1920 X RGB X 1080 resolution OLED display expanding the field of view, removes motion blur and enables low persistence. Due to its 120hz refresh rate, games made for the morpheus can be rendered at 120fps, which when you combine that with the OLED display, and the power of the PS4 you get a brilliantly smooth visual. Sony have reduced the latency by half of its original prototype, down to less than 18ms, it creates a real sense of presence in the game, all of this culminating to creating a truly immersive gaming experience.
Morpheus has a user friendly design, with a single band and quick release button. Adjustments have been made to many components to make it lighter, the headband supports the full weight of the unit, so as not to feel any pressure on the users face, making it more comfortable and enjoyable to use. It plugs directly into the ps4, Sony are trying to make it a simple easy system, hoping to keep it to one plug being needed. You will also be able to connect the Move controller to give yourself limbs in a game.
Now all this sounds very interesting and exciting but also very one player right? wrong! With Morpheus you will have ‘Social screen’ so other people in the room can see what the user is experiencing. In addition to that there will also be a feature called ‘Companion Devices’ this is a feature where on specific demos and game modes people will be able to generate things in the virtual world, for example if you were using the deep sea demo, other people in the room could add sharks and other things to the world you are in, making it a much more sociable experience.
All in all its shaping up to be a lot of fun, and Sony will be at the forefront of VR technology in the gaming world, knowing that the most recent show of ‘Project Morpheus’ is still just a prototype (improved all be it, but still prototype) we can only wait and wonder impatiently for its release early 2016 to experience its full brilliance.