Project Morpheus Sony’s Virtual Reality Headset
Project Morpheus is Sony’s answer to the virtual reality headset boom that seems to have taken off over the last few years. It’s shouldn’t really come as a surprise to anyone, Sony has always been open to exploring new ideas that could possibly translate over into the video game market.
When you look at it, it seems that Sony is the only one of the console giants embracing the idea of virtual reality gaming. Microsoft is busy focusing on virtual reality gaming with Windows 10, but no announcement has been forthcoming regarding the Xbox One’s virtual reality future.
Then of course there is Nintendo who tends to just do their own thing. They have announced no plans for virtual reality for the WiiU either. To be honest that’s probably a good thing, given the WiiU’s lack of power, which probably would not lend itself to virtual reality gaming very well. Plus Nintendo is still wiping away the stink that was the Virtual Boy. Given this information I don’t expect Nintendo to address virtual reality gaming until their next hardware platform the NX. Which leaves Project Morpheus as the only console virtual reality gaming option for the near future. This will give Sony’s Project Morpheus quite the edge in the home console department.
Project Morpheus is due to release next year, which will make Sony’s Playstation 4 the only option for console gamers who want to experience virtual reality gaming. Chances are pretty high that if Microsoft or Nintendo decide to break into virtual reality. Then they will be playing catch up to Project Morpheus, which by the time their headsets would hit the market the bugs will be work out of Project Morpheus, with a robust video game library.
Speaking of Project Morpheus it’s without a doubt an impressive piece of hardware. How impressive? Well for starters Project Morpheus is sporting a 5.7 inch OLED display, which is larger than many smart phones on the market today. With a resolution of 1920 X RGB X 1080, Sony has put the focus on removing motion blur from the headset.
Project Morpheus also has a refresh rate of 120hz, meaning that games can be rendered at 120 fps. This combined with the high-resolution screen should help ensure that Project Morpheus renders games in great quality.
Sony has also put a great emphasis on reducing the latency of Project Morpheus. With a latency of 18ms this will help players feel at ease when playing games especially if it’s a competitive game like a shooter.
There is little doubt in my mind that Project Morpheus will be a great asset for the Playstation 4 once it releases next year. So long as Sony keeps up support for the headset, with a steady flow of games. The last thing players are going to want is to drop a lot of money on Project Morpheus then have a long dry spell where there are no games to support it.
Do you feel that Sony can successfully launch Project Morpheus? Do you think that they can keep the support up after launch? Are you looking forward to Project Morpheus? If so you still have plenty of time until Project Morpheus launches sometime next year.
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