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Sony’s Richard Marks Talking ‘Interaction Technologies for Game and VR Experiences’ Tomorrow

Those that have followed the Project Morpheus virtual reality (VR) head-mounted display (HMD) since its revealed last year will likely know the name Richard Marks. Acting as Director of PlayStation Magic Labs, Marks has played a key role in the creation of the PlayStation 4-based device. This week will see him give a free talk on ‘Interaction Technologies for Game and VR Experiences’ at the University of North Carolina.

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Marks will host his talk at 16:00 EDT on 18th March 2015. Those interested in attending are encouraged to RSVP via a Meetup page that is live now.

“Over the past several years, video games have clearly benefitted from the rapid improvement of real-time graphics technology,” the events description reads. “Likewise, improvements and cost reductions in sensor technologies such as MEMS and CMOS cameras have enabled new interaction paradigms and experiences for games. This talk highlights several past technologies and interaction paradigms and presents new interactive game technologies that are now becoming viable. Special focus will be given to interactive VR experiences and the unique requirements and opportunities VR presents.”

The latest prototype for Project Morpheus was shown off earlier this month at the 2015 Game Developers Conference (GDC). The kit features a 1080p OLED display with a 120Hz refresh rate. SCE is planning to release the device in the first half of 2016 and will spend much of 2015 showcasing it at events such as E3 2015 in June.

VRFocus will continue to follow Project Morpheus closely, reporting back with any further updates on the device.