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Project Morpheus is the codename of the electronics company's long-rumored VR headset for PS4 and its design looks to be straight out of the Tron: Legacy movie. Built-in motion sensors like an accelerometer and gyroscope are tucked into the headset, enabling the virtual world's image to rotate in real time with the wearer's head movement. Further head tracking happens on a third axis when coupled with the all-of-a-sudden useful PlayStation Camera. It looks for Project Morpheus 1,000 times every second and enables full 360 movement without losing track of the headset. Its sensors don't do all of the work. Movement in games can still be handled with the DualShock 4 controller or PlayStation Move, both of which are compatible with the headset prototype.

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Developed to directly compete with Oculus VR’s Oculus Rift, Project Morpheus is getting a 1080p head-mounted display with a 5-inch LCD panel, 960xRGBx1080 resolution per eye and 90-degree field of view to look around. Built-in motion sensors like an accelerometer and gyroscope are tucked into the headset, enabling the virtual world's image to rotate in real time with the wearer's head movement. Further head tracking happens on a third axis when coupled with the all-of-a-sudden useful PlayStation Camera. It looks for Project Morpheus 1,000 times every second and enables full 360 movement without losing track of the headset. Its sensors don't do all of the work. Movement in games can still be handled with the DualShock 4 controller or PlayStation Move, both of which are compatible with the headset prototype. Sony had designed Project Morpheus to work with glasses and has put and emphasis on sound by developing 3D audio technology for the VR headset. Stereoscopic sounds occur in all directions and changes in real time depending on head orientation.

At this year’s GDC (Game Developers Conference), Sony tapped its internal studios to illustrate an immersive game experience via a God of War 2 stage demo in which players slashed through enemies through the eyes of Kratos. The PlayStation company also flashed 13 familiar third-party publishing and developer tool creating partner logos, including ones from heavy-hitters like Epic Games, Crytek, Autodesk and Havok. Sony has yet to confirm a release date or price for the Morpheus, but for the elevated gaming experience that the ne VR headset will take gamers to, I’m sure it will be worth it. Happy Gaming!!

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