Sony just announced more information about it's Virtual Reality (VR) Helmet at the Paris Game Show. It's set to launch sometime in 2016 and will be priced around $400 (a bargain in the gaming world if you ask me). The VR Helmet will be compatible with their most recent iteration of their console, the Play Station 4, and will come out with a slew of games that are currently being developed for it. The controller for the VR can vary from game to game but the main focus will be around Sony's Move Controller (similar to the Wii controller) and their traditional PS4 Controller. The VR Helmet is code named Project Morpheus as it allows humans to "morph" into another reality.
According to Sony's lead engineer on the project, Dennis Castleman, the hardware is already completed and they are now just waiting on games to be developed. The unit is said to be very light and feels like you aren't really wearing anything. The VR Helmet has a 1080p LCD display with an immersive 360 degrees of audio. There is 100 degrees field of view and all images are shown in 3D. The helmet can detect your head movement using an accelerometor and gyroscope that provide a frequency of around 1000Hz meaning that all transitions will seem very smooth and natural.
This is going to be a huge leap forward in the technology industry and gaming will forever be changed by this device. I don't know about you but I can't wait to get my hands on one.