Sony unveils Virtual reality headset


Japanese electronic major Sony has showcased its game changer Play Station 4 virtual reality headset today at a trade event in San Fransisco. Sony’s chief Shuhei Yoshida presented the next gen technology to spectators and competitors and explained its progress.

The new headset will literally put the user in the chosen environment. The instrument is like a set of wraparound goggles, uses a nine inch, 1080p LCD screen with 90 degree field vision. The headset has movement sensor tracker, which makes the field change position according to the changes perceived of the user. If the head moves, the vision adjusts as per the movement. The Sony’s prided 3D audio technology ensures that even the minutest sound is experienced from the exact spot, just like in a big theater. A helicopter might buzz through from above, a snake can slither from beneath your feet!

The extreme reality is causing motion sickness in some users, but the technology is being properly adjusted to not cause such embarrassments, the company said. There are still some tweaks going on to the technology, before it is finally released in the market.

Code named Project Morpheus, Sony chief Yosihda described his feeling s about it in his blogpost: “I have long dreamed about virtual reality and the possibilities it brings in regards to game development. This new technology will deliver a sense of presence, where you as the player actually feel like you’re inside the game and your emotions feel that much more real.”

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