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Sony: New Morpheus Prototype is ‘near final’

It’s a big day for Sony Computer Entertainment (SCE) and its Project Morpheus virtual reality (VR) head-mounted display (HMD). The company has revealed a new prototype for the device at the 2015 Game Developers Conference (GDC) in San Francisco, California, USA. Many had hoped that SCE might instead show the final version of its device at the event but the company has at least assured that this version of the device is ‘near final’.

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The company’s Shuhei Yoshida said as much at the reveal of the new prototype today, noting that this would give developers something to target for the kit’s full release next year. The new Project Morpheus uses a 5.7-inch OLED display at 1920 x RGB x 1080 with a 120 Hz refresh rate and a 100 degree field of view (FOV) while latency has been reduced to less than 18 milliseconds. The previous version of Project Morpheus boasted positional tracking along with a 1080p LCD display.

SCE will be revealing much more about Project Morpheus as the year goes on and will launch the device in the first half of 2016. VRFocus will continue to follow the kit’s progress, reporting back with any further updates on it.