Shu Yoshida announced Sony's new innovation of the future during a conference at GDC 2014. Virtual reality has long been thought as the future of gaming since the 1980's. According to Sony, the future is now as Yoshida unveiled Project Morpheus on Tuesday. The ongoing project has been in development for over three years, as Sony refined its vision for virtual reality. Yoshida believe this will shape the future of games, so much so, that Microsoft is rumored to be working on the same thing.
I have long dreamed about VR and the possibilities it brings in regards to game development. This new technology will deliver a sense of presence, where you as the player actually feel like you’re inside the game and your emotions feel that much more real.
Sony's current prototype of Project Morpheus features a sleek head mounted display. This display will feature 1080p resolution along with a 90 degree field of view. An Accelerometer and gyroscope sensors are built directly into the head mounted unit. This will also include the PlayStation Camera to help accurately track head orientation and movement. This means as your head rotates, the image of the virtual world rotates correspondingly in real-time. Add to this Sony's new 3D audio technology, and this innovation will bring gamers more into their games than ever before.
Project Morpheus will work with the DUALSHOCK 4 Wireless Controller and the PlayStation Move. This will provide an easy experience for gamers as the device aims to be directly plug and play. This prototype is the first development kit for PS4 developers to test with. Yoshida also mentioned that Project Morpheus will be "affordable", but this depends on what his opinion of affordable is. This is certainly a hearty piece of technology. Stay tuned for more information involving Project Morpheus.