Earlier today Sony Computer Entertainment (SCE) revealed a new version of its anticipated virtual reality (VR) head-mounted display (HMD), Project Morpheus. The company has updated the kit a year on from its initial reveal to include a 5.7-inch OLED display along with a flipable front so that users can quickly get a glimpse of the real world. While not the final version of the kit, SCE says that it is near completion. According to Head of Worldwide Studios Shuhei Yoshida, the new device is ‘one step closer to giving PlayStation 4 players ‘amazing VR experiences’.
“With the technical specs achieved on the new prototype, we are one step closer to realizing our vision for making amazing VR experiences on PS4, and ultimately to deliver a real sense of presence to players,” Yoshida said in a statement issued following the reveal of the new device. “We believe that the near-final technology of Morpheus combined with the power of PS4 will provide a standard for game developers to target as they build on their creative ideas and turn them into VR games and experiences.”
Project Morpheus is expected to launch in the first half of 2016. SCE will use events such as E3 2015 in June to talk more about the device as well as some of the new VR videogames coming to it. VRFocus will continue to follow the device’s progress, reporting back with any further updates on it.