If you are into Greek mythology, you have heard about the famous Morpheus. Morpheus is actually the God of Dreams or Sleep. What’s his greatest superpower? He can transform to any human form and then appear in your dreams. Classical depictions describe him as good and bad. Perhaps you also heard about Morpheus in The Matrix. A fictional character, Morpheus, gave the lead actor Neo the choice to either live in illusion or enter reality.
But these are not Project Morpheus. It is time that you know what this project is about and how it can shape the future of video gaming. Actually, Project Morpheus is the code name for the PlayStation VR. Now PlayStation VR sounds familiar right? PlayStation VR is a head-mounted display which is developed and established by Sony Interactive Entertainment.
The project was just introduced to the public on October 13, 2016. PlayStation VR is developed to be compatible with PlayStation 4 Home Video game console. Here are some things that you need to know about it:
If you happen to join the Game Developers Conference (GDC) in San Francisco, you know that it is the forum especially organized for artists, programmers, producers, professionals, game developers, game designers, etc. The prototype that was revealed encompasses display of OLED 1920 by 1080 pixel. It has the ability to display content at 120 fps. There are 3 rendering modes – 90 Hz, 120 Hz and 120 Hz.
By the way, GDC 2017 was announced and it will be in San Francisco from February 27 to March 3, 2017. You have plenty of time to plan for it if you are coming from Singapore.
What is great about this head-mounted gear is its rendering of images. PlayStation VR has the ability to render 2 different pictures instantaneously – one for the television and the other for the headset. Sony said that this is important as they attempt to bring the experience to other spectators as well.
It can be played in “cinematic mode”. This means that players are provided with 360 degree view of the videos and photographs with the use of media player. The screen is five-meter wide within the virtual space. The standard controller is PS4.
As for the games, Sony announced that there will be more than 200 game developers to work on the content of the PlayStation VR. If you want to know the complete list of the titles for your reference, you can go to their website and see it for yourself.
Head to the nearest gaming store here in Singapore to experience it.