Next Gen gaming is getting really good. Not only are the games getting and looking so much better, but the technology that comes with it is too. Like this virtual reality headset.
Playstation look to be going ahead with a Virtual Reality headset first. Their ‘Project Morpheus’ could be an absolute game changer. Literally.
They unveiled their plans for a VR about a year ago, and are now a step closer to a release date with their updated and improved headset prototype.
The official Playstation blog highlights the key differences:
– 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.
It’s safe to say that VR has come a LONG way…
It is due to be released in the first half of 2016, and will no doubt make a huge impact at this years E3.
I can’t wait to see how it turns out. It could be incredible. It will also eliminate the missus or the dog wandering in front of the screen and taking the blame for my K/D ratio too. So there’s that.
[Via Playstation Blog]