PlayStation Offers It’s First Look Into Virtual Reality
It has been the step, which everyone knew would happen eventually, when we stop using screens and controllers and instead our own body movements and thoughts will determine the way we play video games.
Ok maybe I’m getting a bit ahead of myself, however the first steps in motion have already been taken as Sony unveils its prototype virtual reality headset designed specifically for gaming with the PlayStation 4. The company claim to have been working on the product for the past three years and with this prototype launched at the Console and Developers Conference, you would hedge a bet that the finished article is not too far off.
The headset – currently named Project Morpheus – will aim to fool gamers into believing they have entered a new 3D world with the intention of allowing them to experience gaming on a whole new level. I’m personally a bit of a sceptic as well a believer that if I want to run around and pretend I’m kicking a football on Fifa then I’ll go to the local park and do it, whereas if I want to sit down, chill out and play, I will use a controller. Perhaps that’s just me looking at the glass half empty as I do imagine for more high action impact games it would create quiet an atmosphere.
As mentioned the commercial release has yet to be announced as well as what the headset will retail for.