Sony has revealed that its Project Morpheus virtual reality headset is 85 per cent complete and could be pretty affordable.
According to Shuhei Yoshida, President of SCE Worldwide Studios, Sony is now 85 per cent through the work needed to make Project Morpheus available to consumers.
Of course, Yoshida wasn’t able to reveal an exact Project Morpheus release date but at least we know it is close to completion.
Yoshida also added in an interview with the Wall Street Journal that the components within the Project Morpheus aren’t bespoke. In fact it uses the same kind of hardware found in Sony Xperia smartphones.
That could mean that the price for the Project Morpheus is kept as low as possible, although Yoshida didn’t hint at a potential price.
Yoshida himself is heading up the development team on Project Morpheus and believes it will have uses beyond gaming.
“With the Morpheus and PlayStation 4, we can offer [non-gamers] a totally new virtual reality experience in a lighthearted and fun manner,” said Yoshia, citing uses like education and virtual travel.
Project Morpheus works by using the PS4 Camera to track your head movements, thanks to its inbuilt dual array stereoscopic cameras. It will also utilise the PlayStation Move controllers to put your hands into the virtual reality experience too.
The virtual reality headset has been in development for three years, but wasn’t announced until GDC in March.
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