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E3 2014 – Heads on with Project Morpheus

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Project-Morpheus

It seems that you can’t walk anywhere these days without some twonk in a VR getup running into you and gouging your eye out with a PS Move controller by accident, but I digress. The Oculus Rift has been hogging all the headlines as of late, but there’s a new challenger on the virtually real field. Project Morpheus is its name, and it’s a fancy piece of tech.

Sony had a remarkeably effective demo upstairs. It was a round of street luge, a game where youths grab a plank that has wheels attached to it and see who can get down a hill fastest before becoming an all you can donate organ buffet.

To steer my way down the hill, all I had to do was tilt my head to one side or the other. Pure simple controls. And Project Morpheus is certainly comfortable. It weighs less than a cheap motorcycle helmet, can be adjusted for any size cranium and yes, you will look goofy while wearing it, judging by the amount of giggles around me when I tested it out.

While the visual clarity inside Project Morpheus can be hazy at times, it is massively responsive. If there is a lag between movement and your head being translated onto several screens, it’s barely there. Visuals are slightly fuzzy, with that screen door effect  at this point, but the sheer graphics look pretty decent, rocking PS3 levels of quality, only in high resolution stereoscopic 3D.

Project Morpheus could be a serious contender to the Oculus Rift, once it irons out that resolution image situation. It’s quick and easy to set up, responsive and out of all the VR kits hitting the market in the next couple of years, it looks stylish. If Sony can leverage some quality games for the device, it could be a winner.

Last Updated: June 13, 2014

12 Comments

  1. Virtual reality. Literal gimmick.

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    • Admiral Chief Cyber Commando

      June 13, 2014 at 11:11

      Amen

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    • Brenz

      June 13, 2014 at 11:20

      word

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    • ElimiNathan

      June 13, 2014 at 12:41

      Disagree 1000000000 %. This is the future

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  2. Ryanza

    June 13, 2014 at 11:13

    project morpheus

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    • Ocelotty1

      June 18, 2014 at 04:14

      I haven’t seen one that in years – Thanks

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    • Ocelotty1

      June 18, 2014 at 04:14

      I haven’t seen one that in years – Thanks

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  3. Badass Eyepatch Man

    June 13, 2014 at 11:21

    Project Fishburne

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  4. Dutch Matrix

    June 13, 2014 at 11:27

    “… judging by the amount of giggles around me when I tested it out.” You did not look goofy. People cannot help but giggle when in the same room as you. It is all that Batmanliness you exude…

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  5. Alien Emperor Trevor

    June 13, 2014 at 11:29

    The hype around VR is Goofy :/

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  6. oVgeeeeee Comet Drop

    June 13, 2014 at 11:36

    Now we just sit back and watch the countless counter countersuing on who stole who’s IP and who pantented what first.

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  7. oOqUiS

    June 13, 2014 at 14:28

    Waiting for my Developer Kit….i’ll decide if it’s a gimmick or not.

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