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Sony to Launch Project Morpheus VR Headset for PS4 in Early 2016

posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Shūhei Yoshida outlines key changes in new model at GDC event

Sony Computer Entertainment Worldwide Studios president Shūhei Yoshida announced at this year's Game Developers Conference (GDC) and on the U.S. PlayStation Blog on Tuesday that Sony will launch the Project Morpheus virtual reality headset for the PlayStation 4 console in the first half of 2016.

Yoshida highlighted the key changes in the new model, including a 5.7 inch 1920 x RGB x 1080 resolution OLED display, a 120hz refresh rate (doubled from the previous prototype), a reduced latency of less than 18ms (half of the first prototype), a total of nine LEDs to create more accurate tracking, and a new design that is easier to put on and take off.

Yoshida also noted that Sony will reveal more details at this year's E3 event, and the company plans to show more VR games at E3 and other events as it gets closer to the device's launch.

Yoshida had revealed the headset at last year's GDC event. He said at the time that "virtual reality is the next innovation from PlayStation that will [shape] the future of games." The company had revealed the device at GDC last year so it could "continue to improve on this prototype by gathering feedback from developers."

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