Last month saw Sony Computer Entertainment (SCE) reveal the latest prototype of its Project Morpheus virtual reality (VR) head-mounted display (HMD) for PlayStation 4. The kit boasts a range of improvements, though doesn’t quite represent the final product that will go on sale next year. For those hoping to try this new version of the device sooner rather than later, SCE has announced a new competition offering fans the chance to go to E3 in Los Angeles, California, USA in June 2015 and sample the device for themselves.
SCE announced the competition off the back of its April Fool’s Day prank for an underwater HMD named PlayStation Flow. All fans need to do is head to a competition page and answer a number of questions on ‘key PlayStation innovations’ along with a tiebreaker question. Whoever answers all questions correctly and is closer to that tiebreaker answer will win the prize, visiting the event which takes place on 16th – 18th June. SCE has already suggested that it will be bringing new VR videogames to the event.
The latest version of Project Morpheus boasts a 1080p OLED display with a refresh rate of 120Hz. Introduced at the 2015 Game Developers Conference (GDC), SCE finally committed to a full consumer launch of the device in the first half of 2016. Expect the device to see a big push at this year’s event, then.
VRFocus will continue to follow Project Morpheus closely, reporting back with any further updates on the HMD.