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Yoshida: Sony-Oculus Relationship Promotes ‘Healthy Competition’

Last weeks Game Developers Conference (GDC) 2015 saw Sony Computer Entertainment’s (SCE) Shuhei Yoshida, unveil the new Project Morpheus head-mounted display (HMD) prototype. Following the unveiling, Yoshida talked about the device showcased at GDC.

As reported by The DailyStar, during the discussion Yoshida mentioned that the rivalry between SCE and Oculus VR is healthy and benefits both parties: “We’re very friendly with the Oculus guys, sharing opinions and inviting each other to show the latest demos,”

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“Some technical things they do before us, and other things we do before them. So for both companies, from a management standpoint,” he continued “we are helping each other to get the engineers to work harder by creating healthy competition. Engineers are very honest people – when they see someone achieving something, not just talking about it, they’re like – OK, we should do better.”

The new device features a 1080p OLED display, but is also designed to achieve a 120 Hz refresh rate. Aesthetically the device shows off a display which flips up allowing users to look into the real world for a brief time. The consumer version is due to release in the first half of 2016.

VRFocus will keep you updated on the latest from Project Morpheus