Sony announced its own virtual-reality (VR) headset earlier this year by the name of Project Morpheus. But since then, we haven’t heard any thing related to its development. The concept and hardware of the project was showed in recent event where it appears that the project is now finalized but waiting for the software support for go ahead sign.
A report from destructoid by one of Sony’s engineer Dennis Castleman suggests that the project is completed but it’s “just waiting for the game titles to catch up with the hardware,“. It was reported previously that the Project Morpheus and other VR headsets will be available to consumers by Q2 of 2016.
“I’ve been working on Sony’s project Morpheus for 3 years, it’s going to go to market in 2016. It’s a bit different for things like cell phones or established technologies. When I was designing televisions it was usually 18 months to get a new model into production. A VR HMD is a bit different it also takes time for the component vendors to ramp-up for million unit volumes.” He further added
We will see how VR headset affect gaming in coming month. It will also tell how much its different from Microsoft’s Kinect and Wii’s Gamepad. Stay tuned for more!