Sony has officially announced the name for the much-anticipated Project Morpheus virtual reality headset – Project Morpheus is now PlayStation VR.
The new name for the hardware was revealed by Atsushi Morita, president of Sony Computer Entertainment Japan, at Sony’s Tokyo Game Show 2015 press conference.
‘…as if they are physically inside the virtual world of a game’
“The name ‘PlayStation VR’ not only directly expresses an entirely new experience from PlayStation that allows players to feel as if they are physically inside the virtual world of a game, but it also reflects our hopes that we want our users to feel a sense of familiarity as they enjoy this amazing experience,” said Masayasu Ito, EVP, Division president of PS Product Business and VP, Software Design Division.
“We will continue to refine the hardware from various aspects, while working alongside 3rd party developers and publishers and SCE Worldwide Studios, in order to bring content that deliver exciting experiences only made possible with VR.”
The prototype revealed at GDC’15 included an OLED 1920×1080 pixel display (providing 960×1080 px resolution per eye) with an RGB subpixel matrix, and is capable of displaying content at 120fps.