Sony’s PlayStation 4 virtual reality hardware targeted for 2016

Sony targets 2016 for a “Project Morpheus” virtual reality release on the PlayStation 4. Having revealed a new and much-enhanced prototype of a VR headset at the Game Developers Conference, Sony also unveiled plans for its release along with tentative specs. First seen at last year’s GDC, the headset now features an upgraded 5.7-inch OLED screen, greatly reducing motion blur and latency that was found in the original. Morpheus is also expected to support graphics at 120 frames per second, and PS4 consoles are able to natively support that output.

Not only did Sony reveal the hardware, but they demoed three games that use Morpheus as well. One of which is named “London Heist,” a cover-based first-person shooting game in which you duck behind desks, pop up to shoot, and use PlayStation Move controllers to reload. Using the controllers, the device is able to translate real physical movements into the game, resulting in a very engaging and firsthand primary experience.

Sony will begin releasing Morpheus to developers in April, but check back for more information and details.

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