Project Morpheus wants players to use their hands while enjoying VR

Sony has greatly improved Project Morpheus in the past year, and hopes gamers are excited.

Published Fri, Jun 19 2015 12:35 AM CDT   |   Updated Tue, Nov 3 2020 12:06 PM CST

Sony hopes its Project Morpheus virtual reality headset will help usher gamers into the VR world, by providing a fast, responsive gaming environment. Richard Marks, director of the Sony PlayStation Magic Labs research division, recently discussed some of the breakthroughs that Project Morpheus offers to gamers interested in VR.

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VR is able to create unique gameplay experiences in so many ways, but after testing Project Morpheus, GamesBeat noted that loading a new magazine into a machine gun is a "kind of fun" experience:

"One thing that's surprising to a lot of people is how much fun it is to do things with two hands separately," Marks recently told GamesBeat. "Picking something up and doing something with the other hand to it - humans are really good with that. If you have to paint with just one hand and then move your body around it, it's really hard, but if you can hold the object in the other hand and paint, it's much more effective. You can move the paintbrush or move the object quickly."

In addition, the Project Morpheus platform has developed significantly in the past year - with the panel able to support 120 fps, OLED, low-persistence, and low-latency. Don't expect a wireless Project Morpheus unit, as it's just too hard to send 1080p signal at 120fps over a wireless connection.

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