Sony has revealed its official virtual reality headset for PlayStation 4 'Project Morpheus'.
Similar to PC rival Oculus Rift, Project Morpheus is a bespoke head mounted display that works with the PS4 camera to create a virtual reality experience. The current prototype supports full 1080p and 3D audio and features a 5" LCD display, although Sony states that the headset's specs may change for the final release.
It also supports PlayStation Move allowing the headset to accurately recreate the sense of first-person combat.
- Component: Processor unit, head-mounted unit
- Display Method: LCD
- Panel Size: 5 inches
- Panel Resolution: 1920×RGB×1080 (960×RGB×1080 per eye)
- Field of View: 90 degrees
- Sensors: Accelerometer, Gyroscope
- Connection interface: HDMI + USB
- Function: 3D audio, Social Screen
Supported games have yet to be announced but Gears of War creator Epic Games and Crysis dev Crytek are both said to be on board, while VR demos for last month's Thief and upcoming sci-fi dogfighter EVE Valkyrie are currently being demoed alongside the device at GDC.
Two further tech demos are also being shown, including The Deep, which plunges players into a shark cage to expire the ocean depths, and The Castle.
Oh, and there's still no sign of a release date for DriveClub. Could it be one of the first key Morpheus titles? Sony hasn't said.
"At SCE we view innovation as an opportunity to build on our mission to push the boundaries of play," said Sony Worldwide Studios head Shuhei Yoshida.
"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."
A release date and price for Project Morpheus have yet to be announced but given the product's early state, don't expect to see it this side of Christmas.
Source: SCEE Press Release