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Sony shows its virtual reality glasses for PlayStation

Sony shows its virtual reality glasses for PlayStation

May 28, 2014 2:58 pm0 comments

virtual reality glassesSony presented Project Morpheus, its project to bring virtual reality to PlayStation 4, during the Game Developers Conference (GDC) held in San Francisco. The company also took the opportunity to show the first prototype of glasses that will let us play in this way.

The glasses, which design is somewhat reminiscent of Oculus Rift, has a 5-inch LCD screen with a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. They also have accelerometer and gyroscope to detect the movements made by the user’s head. The prototype uses a cable, but the Japanese firm expects to get when it comes to wireless market.

PlayStationSony’s idea is to continue the development of Project Morpheus to become a commercial product, but for the moment they did not give an approximate date of departure. Even its software development kit (SDK tool that developers use to make games compatible with this platform) has a schedule.

According to a press release by Sony, Morpheus, allows creators to create experiences that provide a sense of presence in which the players feel as if they were physically in the virtual world of a game. To do this you use the device screen and its sensors and the PlayStation 4 camera to track the movements and orientation of the head. Thus, the images move with it.

Furthermore, it is possible to use a PlayStation Move as an object, ie a blade. When it does, Morpheus will show the player’s hands carrying the weapon, so that they feel that they’re fighting the enemies of the virtual world.

At the industry level the announcement of Sony is also very important because it is the first that a major manufacturer enters the field of virtual reality. Apart from Oculus Rift, which emerged from Kickstarter and is currently the most complete device, others like Microsoft or Valve have shown interest, but only the Japanese have shown something concrete.

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