Sony is preparing for the launch of its venture into virtual reality, first step is to give Project Morpheus its new name, PlayStation VR.
Announced during the PlayStation Japan’s Tokyo Game Show keynote, PlayStation VR got a vague release date of 2016.
Dennis Castleman, a hardware R&D engineer at Sony Computer Entertainment took to Facebook to talk about PlayStation VR
I’ve been working on Sony’s Project Morpheus for three years. It’s going to go to market in 2016. It’s a bit different for things like cell phones or established technologies. When I was designing televisions, it was usually 18 months to get a new model into production. A VR HMD is a bit different. It also takes time for the component vendors to ramp up for million-unit volumes.
Castleman also confirmed that the hardware was ready, Sony is just waiting for software to support the new device before launching the PlayStation VR to market.
PlayStation VR utilises a Full HD 1080p OLED display, with a resolution of 960 x 1080 for each eye and streams its games directly from the PlayStation 4. Movement within the VR space can be controlled with both the DualShock 4 or the PlayStation Move batons.
There is no current price confirmed for PlayStation VR but expect it to cost less than the PlayStation 4 itself otherwise it will be cost prohibitive for the mass market that Sony is hoping will adopt the new VR lifestyle.