Project Morpheus, the virtual reality (VR) head-mounted display (HMD) for the PlayStation 4 console, has been in the prototype stages for over a year now. Even that name is simply a placeholder for the consumer version of the device. Today at the 2015 Tokyo Game Show (TGS), Sony Computer Entertainment (SCE) finally lifted the lid on its real name.
Project Morpheus is now called PlayStation VR. The news was confirmed along with a new trailer for the kit showcasing some of its titles. The line-up includes the likes of The Deep and London Heist from the SCE London team.
PlayStation VR is currently set to launch in the first half of 2016, though a more specific date and price are yet to be announced. The final, consumer-ready hardware, hasn’t been revealed though isn’t expected to change too much from kit that was revealed at the 2015 Game Developers Conference (GDC) in March. This includes a 1080p OLED display with a 120Hz refresh rate that’s capable of ‘reprojecting’ titles in 120fps, even if the title in question doesn’t reach that framerate natively.
VRFocus will continue to follow Project Morpheus and all of its compatible titles, reporting back with the latest updates on them.