Sony’s Project Morpheus VR Headset Gets Upgrades and Release Window

The virtual world is coming to a living room near you in 2016.

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Sony fans who want to get their Lawnmower Man on will be pleased to know that there’s some new info on the company’s VR headset: Project Morpheus.

From the PlayStation Blog post:

Key changes:

  • OLED display: In exchange for the 5 inch LCD, the new Morpheus VR headset is equipped with a 5.7 inch 1920 X RGB X 1080 resolution OLED display. This new screen expands the field of view and enables low persistence, removing motion blur.
  • 120hz refresh rate: The previous refresh rate spec has been doubled for this new prototype, which means games for Morpheus can be rendered at 120fps. When combined with the OLED display’s high refresh rate and the power of PS4, Morpheus is able to output amazingly smooth visuals.
  • Super low latency: We know how critical low latency is to delivering a great VR experience, and we’ve reduced latency to less than 18ms, about half of what the first Morpheus prototype had. Low latency is critical to deliver a sense of presence, at the same time making the VR experience comfortable to players.
  • More accurate tracking: To make positional tracking more precise, we’ve added three LEDs to the headset – one on the front and two on the side – for a total of nine LEDs to support robust 360 degree tracking.
  • User-friendly design: We’ve made the Morpheus VR headset easier to put on and take off, with a single band design and quick release button. The headband supports the weight of the unit on the top of your head, so there is no pressure on your face. Other components have also been adjusted and configured to make the headset lighter, so that players do not find the headset cumbersome or uncomfortable to use.

Sony promises to show off even more of the headset during this year’s E3 and other upcoming conventions. They’ll not only show off the upgraded device but some VR games as well. They will continue this up until Project Morpheus is launched in the Spring of 2016

Source: PlayStation Blog

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