The masses have been eagerly awaiting Sony’s announcement of a Virtual Reality headset and now we have it. Project Morpheus is the current code name of the PlayStation compatible virtual reality headset. Many other companies are trying to jump on this bandwagon and come out with their own headsets. Even companies who aren’t really involved in video games are coming out with one! It’s an industry that is going to explode and change the way were play games and even watch movies.
With so much competition in this area, Sony is going to need to stand out. There are a lot of great things they’re doing to make sure that their virtual reality headset is the best on the market.
It’s virtual reality.
Project Morpheus is going to be a virtual reality headset and that is awesome in and of itself. Since the dawn of video games, developers and players a like have been lusting after this holy grail of immersion and now we finally have it and we have it for our favorite console! Just that fact makes this project amazing.
The games and system will be launched around the same time.
Moving on to the actual reasons why Project Morpheus is going to be amazing; A lot of games are going to be released at the same time as the headset. There is nothing worse than getting an awesome new game set and not being able to do anything with it because there aren’t any games for it. We’ve seen it happen before but we won’t see it with Morpheus.
Project Morpheus isn’t going to be just a headset, Sony is planning on releasing a lot of accessories that will work with the headset. We’re going to see the use of VR guns, movement wands and even sensors that can attach to bikes for games where you ride animals or even just biking games. There is a lot of potential in VR accessories and Sony is going to take advantage of it.
The use of multiple controls and smooth transitions.
Sony has released a number of different controllers from the Dualshock controllers with a light bar to the movements wands that were only ever really successfully used with Let’s Dance. Now Sony is going to combine all of those controllers in their VR games. The developers are trying to make the experience as real as possible and this means using every tool in the tool box. You’re going to be able to use your Dualshock controller and your movement sensors all in the same game and with smooth transitions that don’t seem clunky.
It looks really awesome.
Morpheus has a sleek design that is black with light bars along the top that seem to be LED. It’s design is smooth and sleek and rather light compared to a lot of other VR systems. It’s design is going to match the PS4 neatly for those of us who are a little obsessive over our gaming systems.
You can use your own headphones.
Some people see this as a downside, but when you think about it, it’s probably a good option to have. For one, it’s one less thing to go wrong. If you’re playing a game and you blow out one of the speakers on your headset you have to get the whole thing repaired or replace it. If you blow out the speakers on a set of headphones you can just pop in a cheap pair until you can get your good ones replaced. Plus you get to choose which ones you like best and aren’t hindered by what the factory gives you.
It’s going to be living room friendly.
Some of the VR sets out now-a-days don’t really give you the option of hooking it up to the TV so that others can watch your VR experience in real time. Project Morpheus is going to change that. Your set is going to come with a little box that hooks into the PlayStation and the TV so that the people watching in the living room can see what you’re doing. Now all we need is a new Silent Hill game and this feature would be perfect!
What would be the point of making virtual reality available to the public if the public can’t afford it? Sony seems to be on the same page with this and made their VR headset more than affordable. The whole set up is going to cost you somewhere between $250 and $350. This is pretty much on par with their competitors. Some people might not see this as much of an advantage for Sony since it’s about the same price as other sets but you’re going to get a lot more bang for your buck with Sony’s set up.