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Logitech G Introduces Force Feedback Racing Wheel for the PlayStation®4

Logitech, a leading innovator of gaming peripherals, today announced the Logitech® G29 Driving Force, a force feedback racing wheel licensed for PlayStation®4 (PS4™) and PlayStation®3 (PS3). Built for precision racing and long-lasting reliability, the Logitech G29 Driving Force features a dual-motor force feedback transmission with anti-backlash helical gearing, hand-stitched leather-wrapped rim, and stainless steel throttle, brake, and clutch pedals.

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“Our fans have been asking for a PS4 wheel since launch of the system,” said Ujesh Desai, vice president and general manager of the Logitech gaming business. “For the past 18 months we have been working with Sony to deliver a fully-licensed racing wheel and I am excited to announce it today.”

Realistic Force Feedback

Engineered with dual-motor force feedback, the Logitech G29 Driving Force realistically simulates the feel of your car with weight shift, realistic road conditions and tire wear, so you can sense under- or over-steering, traction loss and more. With helical gears modeled after the gearing used in car transmissions, you get exceptionally smooth, quiet and precise steering action. Anti-backlash hardware also keeps the wheel and pedal input tight, to maximize control.

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Durable Design

Built to last, the Logitech G29 Driving Force features solid steel ball bearings in the wheel shaft, and stainless steel paddle shifters and pedals. High-quality, hand-stitched leather gives the Logitech G29 Driving Force the look and feel of a high-performance racecar wheel, and ensures a more comfortable and durable user experience. Additionally, built-in clamps and bolt points allow you to securely mount the wheel to a table or racing seat to minimize shifting or wobbling during aggressive maneuvers.

Easy Access to Game Controls

For seamless access to racing controls, the D-Pad, console buttons and semi-automatic paddle shifters are conveniently located on the Logitech G29 Driving Force. LED indicator lights tell you exactly when to shift, so you can maintain maximum acceleration without taking your eyes off the track. A 24-point selection dial and plus/minus buttons let you also fine-tune your driving preferences.

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Responsive Pedal Unit

The Logitech G29 Driving Force comes with a separate floor pedal unit that lets you comfortably brake, accelerate and change gears, just as you would in an actual car, and also allows you to maintain a more realistic body position for driving. The nonlinear brake pedal mimics the performance of a pressure-sensitive brake system for a responsive, accurate braking feel. Additionally, the G29 includes a dedicated clutch, so gamers who want to test their abilities can have a truly immersive racing experience.

Pricing and Availability

The Logitech G29 Driving Force is expected to be available at global retailers, including Amazon, Best Buy and Newegg in the U.S., beginning in July 2015, for a suggested retail price of $399.99. For more information please visit our website or our blog.

Logitech G Unveils Performance Edition Gaming Mouse

Logitech, a leading innovator of gaming peripherals, today introduced its newest Logitech G mouse, the Logitech® G303 Daedalus Apex Performance Edition Gaming Mouse. Designed based on feedback from the gaming enthusiast and eSports community, the Logitech G303 features the Logitech G exclusive Delta Zero™ optical sensor technology for precision targeting, and metal spring button tensioning system in a lightweight, compact form.

“The community sent us a clear message that they wanted the lightweight, symmetrical design of our G302 combined with the amazing sensor in our G502,” said Ujesh Desai, vice president and general manager of the Logitech gaming business. “We took this feedback and built a mouse that was tuned and tested by pros to help ensure improved accuracy, comfort and performance. Thanks to you and this feedback, we’ve built an amazing product.”

The Logitech G303 features one of the most advanced optical sensors available in gaming mice today and reflects Logitech’s ongoing commitment to leveraging science to design products that help gamers win. The Logitech G303 also incorporates RGB customizable lighting color and brightness to match your style, system or environment.

“The G303 Daedalus Apex gives us a definite advantage,” said Sean “sg@res” Gares of Cloud9, CS:GO. “This mouse offers a comfortable feel with a lightweight, ambidextrous grip.”  

Advanced Optical Sensor

This performance-oriented mouse features Logitech’s best optical sensor for maximum tracking accuracy. Our exclusive Delta Zero optical sensor technology minimizes speed-related accuracy variance, commonly known as “mouse acceleration,” for improved accuracy and precision targeting. Combining a huge DPI range of 200 all the way up to 12,000 with zero smoothing, this mouse delivers unparalleled tracking performance and responsiveness, and tracks movement at 300 inches per second. The optical sensor can also be tuned to achieve optimum lift-off distancde and maximum tracking speeds on any gaming surface, so you can always get the best possible tracking response.

Performance-Driven Design

The Logitech G303 delivers the utmost accuracy, responsiveness and performance in a lightweight, compact and durable design. The Logitech G exclusive metal spring tensioning system reduces pre-travel, resulting in improved button responsiveness and feel. The left and right click buttons have also been tested for 20 million clicks – which is the equivalent of a top professional gamer practicing 10 hours per day for two years – so you can confidently game for hours on end.

RGB Customizable Lighting

For maximum visual appeal, full-color RGB lighting on the Logitech G303 projects light onto your mouse pad and can be customized from a palette of up to 16.8 million colors. You can bring your mouse to life with “breathing” light patterns, or set your lighting to sleep when you aren’t using your system.

Pricing and Availability

The Logitech G303 Daedalus Apex Performance Edition Gaming Mouse is expected to be available in the U.S. and Europe beginning in March 2015, for a suggested retail price of $69.99. For more information please visit gaming.logitech.com or our blog.

Sony Computer Entertainment Unveils The New Prototype Of “Project Morpheus”

At the 2015 Game Developers Conference held in San Francisco, Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. (SCEI) unveiled the new prototype of “Project Morpheus” (Morpheus) – a virtual reality (VR) system that takes the PlayStation®4 (PS4™) system to the next level of immersion and demonstrates the future of gaming.

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Morpheus enables players to experience a sense of presence, where they feel as though they are physically inside the virtual world of a game. This unique VR experience was met with huge interest and industry enthusiasm since the unveil of Morpheus in March 2014. Over the past year SCE has been listening to feedback from both developers and consumers, and has made several enhancements that will further the capability of Morpheus to deliver a sense of presence and push the boundaries of play.

  • OLED display In exchange for the 5-inch LCD, the new Morpheus VR headset is equipped with a 5.7-inch 1920 x RGB x 1080 resolution OLED display. This new screen expands the field of view and enables low persistence, removes motion blur and flicker, both of which build immersion and help deliver the sense of presence for the player.
  • 120fps output By adopting OLED, Morpheus now supports 120fps output, and is able to render 120 images per second. Furthermore, via a system software update, all PS4 systems will handle native 120fps output when connected to Morpheus. By combining the OLED display’s high refresh rate and the power of the PS4 system, Morpheus produces amazingly smooth visuals and achieves the next level of immersion.
  • More accurate tracking and reduced latency To make positional tracking more accurate with PlayStation®Camera, the new prototype has added three more LEDs to the headset for a total of nine. Morpheus continues to support 360 degree tracking, and additional LEDs improve robustness and stability. Additionally, the overall system has been optimized to reduce latency between the physical movement of a player’s head and rendering on the headset’s screen.
  • User-friendly design While inheriting the original visor style headset design that reduces the pressure on the players’ face, the new Morpheus prototype features a single band and a quick release button, which makes it easier for players to put it on and take it off. Other components have also been adjusted and configured to make the headset lighter, so that players do not find the headset cumbersome or uncomfortable to use.

Developers will be able to use the new prototype to create Morpheus content for PS4, a robust and well-defined platform that has sold over 20.2 million units*1 within 16 months of its launch. In addition to the enhancements, the new prototype will continue to support 3D audio and social screen, a feature that outputs the same gameplay that’s within the Morpheus headset to a TV so additional players can interact. Furthermore, SCE will provide an SDK that converts 60fps images to output in 120fps, which will allow developers to bring their content that was being developed on the prior prototype to the new Morpheus prototype.

SCE will continue the development of Morpheus in order to launch as a consumer product in the first half of 2016.

“With the technical specs achieved on the new prototype, we are one step closer to realizing our vision for making amazing VR experiences on PS4, and ultimately to deliver a real sense of presence to players,” said Shuhei Yoshida, President of SCE Worldwide Studios. “We believe that the near-final technology of Morpheus combined with the power of PS4 will provide a standard for game developers to target as they build on their creative ideas and turn them into VR games and experiences.”

Specifications of the new “Project Morpheus” Prototype
ComponentProcessor unit, VR headset
Display MethodOLED
Panel Size5.7 inches
Panel Resolution1920×RGB×1080 (960×RGB×1080 per eye)
Refresh rate120Hz, 60Hz
Field of ViewApproximately 100 degrees
SensorsAccelerometer, Gyroscope
Connection interfaceHDMI + USB
Function3D audio, Social Screen

*Specifications and designs are those of the prototype and are subject to change.

HyperX Releases Cloud White Edition Gaming Headset

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Cloud White Edition Headset Provides Long Hours of Gaming Comfort53mm Drivers Deliver Superior Audio Performance

HyperX®, a division of Kingston Technology Company, Inc., the independent world leader in memory products, announced today the launch of HyperX® Cloud White Edition. The new Cloud White Edition features a stand-out white and black color scheme and the same award-winning comfort of its predecessor, HyperX Cloud Black Edition. The headset offers memory foam ear cushions, a soft leather-padded headband and an over-the-ear closed-cup design to get anyone in any game comfortably for long gameplay sessions.

HyperX Cloud White Edition delivers great audio performance with its large 53mm drivers so gamers can hear every word of dialogue, gunshot and explosion. The headset is versatile with its detachable microphone to make listening to music on smartphones and tablets easy and enjoyable with enhanced bass and crystal clear lows, mids and highs.

“The HyperX Cloud Black Edition headset has won many awards and has been very well-received since we launched it in April,” said Lawrence Yang, business manager, HyperX. “We are proud to add the White Edition now to give gamers and HyperX fans another headset choice with the same great comfort and sound as the original.”

 HyperX Cloud White and Black Editions are compatible with PC and PS4™ as well as smartphones and tablets. It is the official headset of Intel Extreme Masters, Alliance Gaming, CNB e-Sports Club, SK-Gaming and Team Liquid. HyperX Cloud is backed by a two-year warranty and legendary HyperX reliability. For more information, please visit www.kingston.com/hyperxcloud.

HyperX is the high-performance product division of Kingston Technology encompassing high-speed DDR3 memory, SSDs, USB Flash drives, and headsets. Targeted at gamers, overclockers and enthusiasts, HyperX is known throughout the world for quality, performance and innovation. HyperX is committed to eSports as it sponsors over 20 teams globally and is the main sponsor of Intel Extreme Masters. HyperX can be found at many shows including Brasil Game Show, China Joy, DreamHack and PAX.

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For more information visit the HyperX home page.

HyperX Cloud White Edition Features and Specifications:

Headset:

  • Transducer Type: dynamic Ø 53mm
  • Frequency Response: 15Hz–25,000 Hz
  • Nominal SPL: 98±3dB
  • Operating principle: closed
  • Nominal impedance: 60 Ω per system
  • T.H.D.: < 2%
  • Power handling capacity: 150mW
  • Sound coupling to the ear: circumaural
  • Ambient noise attenuation: approx. 20 dBa
  • Headband pressure: 5N
  • Weight with microphone and cable: 350g
  • Cable length and type: 1m + 2m extension + 10cm iPhone
  • Connection: mini stereo jack plug (3.5 mm)

Microphone:

  • Transducer type: condenser (back electret)
  • Operating principle: pressure gradient
  • Polar pattern: cardioid
  • Power supply: AB powering
  • Supply voltage: 2V
  • Current consumption: max 0.5 mA
  • Nominal impedance: ≤2.2 kΩ
  • Open circuit voltage: at f = 1kHz: 20 mV / Pa
  • Frequency response: 100–12,000 Hz
  • THD: 2% at f = 1kHz
  • Max. SPL: 105dB SPL (THD≤1.0% at 1KHz)
  • Microphone output: -39±3dB
  • Length mic boom 150mm: (include gooseneck)
  • Capsule diameter: Ø6*5 mm
  • Connection: mini stereo jack plug (3.5mm)

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Elgato Announces Game Capture HD60

Elgato has just announced the new “hotness” in gameplay recording, editing and streaming with the release of its latest Elgato Game Capture HD60.  Yes, that’s SIXTY…FRAMES…PER…SECOND…of HD goodness!  Your “Let’s Play” creations will thank you for it!

Elgato today announced Elgato Game Capture HD60, the next generation of its gameplay sharing solution. A perfect match for the Xbox One and the PlayStation 4, Elgato Game Capture HD60 captures gameplay in stunning 1080p with 60 fps. The hardware comes with an all-new design and superior build quality. It features a matte, soft-touch surface with a set of stunning LEDs and is just 0.75 inches thick. The Elgato Game Capture 2.0 software features a refined user interface and the unique Stream Command feature for an even better live streaming experience. Stream Command enables you to easily add a webcam and overlays, and change your stream layout on-the-fly with scenes.

Elgato Game Capture HD60 is available now for pre-order on BestBuy.com at an MSRP of $179.99 USD. It is set to arrive in 900+ Best Buy retail locations nationwide on August 15.

In 2012, we massively improved the process of gameplay capture and streaming for millions of content creators and viewers alike with our award-winning Game Capture HD.  With the long-awaited launches of the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 as well as the now near ubiquitous penetration of high definition playback devices, we felt there was no better time to introduce the next generation of capture technology — the Elgato Game Capture HD60,” said Adam Steinberg, Vice President, Marketing for Elgato. “The Game Capture HD60 features a new slimmer and sleeker design as well as a host of additional functionality, including 1080p60 capture for true high-definition recording and playback as well as our unique Stream Command interface allowing for greater creativity and customization of streams.”  

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This is Elgato Game Capture HD60

Representing the next generation of gameplay sharing, Elgato Game Capture HD60 combines these features:

  • 1080p60 support. Elgato Game Capture HD60 uses superior H.264 hardware encoding to create incredibly smooth footage in easily manageable files that you can access directly on your PC or Mac.
  • Flashback Recording. With Elgato Game Capture HD60 you don’t have to worry about pressing the record button – simply slide back in time on your PC or Mac and hit the record button retroactively.
  • Built-in Live Streaming with Stream Command. Elgato Game Capture HD60 gets you up and running on Twitch, YouTube, Ustream or Dailymotion in a snap. The brand-new Stream Command makes it easy to add your webcam and overlays. Add your voice with the built-in Live Commentary feature.
  • Simultaneous live streaming and high quality capture. With Elgato Game Capture HD60 you don’t have to choose between streaming and recording. No matter what resolution you broadcast, you can simultaneously capture full resolution 1080p.

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Pricing & Availability

Elgato Game Capture HD60 is available now for pre-order on BestBuy.com at an MSRP of $179.99 USD. It is set to arrive in 900+ Best Buy retail locations nationwide on August 15. The Elgato Game Capture HD 2.0 software is a free download from elgato.com/gaming/download. It includes hardware support for the original Elgato Game Capture HD that Elgato will continue to offer.

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MAD CATZ® SHIPS S.T.R.I.K.E. M ™ WIRELESS KEYBOARD

Mad Catz Interactive, Inc. (“Mad Catz”) announced today the shipping of the S.T.R.I.K.E.M Wireless Keyboard.  Designed around a compact tablet sized footprint, the S.T.R.I.K.E.M is designed for home or mobile use and can pair with up to four devices simultaneously.

The key feature of the S.T.R.I.K.E.M that sets it apart from all other Bluetooth keyboards is that it has an Optical Finger Navigation (OFN) Mouse Sensor that allows the user to navigate on an Android device or connected TV with the familiarity of controlling a mouse cursor on a computer screen.  The OFN feature makes navigation and game play immediately familiar to mouse and keyboard gamers and anybody who has ever surfed the web.  Powered by a rechargeable Lithium Polymer Battery with up to 45 hours of battery life, the S.T.R.I.K.E.M features illuminated backlighting, dedicated media buttons, and on board memory used for storing multiple macro commands.

Whether browsing the web on your Smart TV, working with mobile office on your tablet, navigating your Home Theatre PC, or gaming on your M.O.J.O., the S.T.R.I.K.E.M features universal Bluetooth® compatibility that allows it to operate with practically any device that allows keyboard input.

“The recent addition of support for controllers and other gaming peripherals on Android devices established the infrastructure to support a mouse and keyboard gaming experience on mobile” said Darren Richardson, the President and Chief Executive Officer of Mad Catz.  “We are also excited by the progress made by cloud gaming services, like OnLive®, that allow gamers to play hundreds of PC games from AAA publishers streamed from the cloud to a smart device.  There’s no doubt controller-supported games and cloud gaming on mobile devices are emerging categories, but we believe the market for products like the S.T.R.I.K.E.M and the entire ecosystem of GameSmart peripherals that enable a core gaming experience on mobile devices will emerge this year.

The S.T.R.I.K.E.M is available in gloss black, gloss white, and gloss red.

For additional information and to order your own S.T.R.I.K.E.M, please visit: http://store.madcatz.com/categories/keyboards-category/Mad-Catz-S-T-R-I-K-E-M-Wireless-Keyboard-for-Android-Windows-Smart-Devices-PC-Mac-iOS.html

MAD CATZ SHIPS PRO RACING FORCE FEEDBACK WHEEL AND PEDALS FOR XBOX ONE

Mad Catz Interactive, Inc. (“Mad Catz”) announced today the shipping of the Pro RacingForce Feedback Wheel and Pedals,a simulator-grade racing system for the Xbox One console.

The state-of-the-art wheel and pedal system features high levels of adjustment and a modular design allowing the system to be expanded in the future.  Accommodating arcade and simulation racing modes, the new Xbox One force-feedback protocol is fully realized through dual-helical force feedback motors.  The culmination of extensive teamwork alongside race car drivers, software developers and engineers, the Pro RacingWheel is engineered from the finest quality materials specifically chosen for their strong durability.

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“Racing games such as Forza present the ideal showcase for next generation gaming and we believe the Pro Racing Wheel brings the most engaging experience to passionate gamers looking for the next level of realism,” said Darren Richardson, President and Chief Executive Officer of Mad Catz.  “The Pro Racing Wheel is evidence of our commitment to growing our business by delivering best-in-class products for targeted gaming segments.”

Designed to integrate with Playseat® gaming chairs, the Pro RacingForce Feedback Wheel and Pedalsincludes a fully adjustable Pedal Set that allows gamers to customize the spring resistance, height and spacing on the gas and brake pedals.

For additional information or to order your own Pro Racing Wheel, please visit: http://store.madcatz.com/categories/specialty-controllers-category/Mad-Catz-Pro-Racing-Force-Feedback-Wheel-and-Pedals-for-Xbox-One.html

Razer Turns Up The Lights With Neon Kraken Series

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Available in Six Vibrant Hues, New Additions add an Array of Color to High-Performance Listening

Razer™, the world leader in entertainment devices and software, today announced the Razer Kraken Neon Series, a special edition of the brand´s best-selling Kraken gaming headsets and headphones, available in six new fluorescent colours.

Like its forerunners, including classic green and black Razer Kraken and Kraken Pros, Razer Kraken E-Panda Hooligan headphones and the Razer Kraken Forged Edition headphones, the Kraken Neon Series is outfitted with powerful drivers that pack deep and heavy bass tones to compliment acutely tuned mids and highs optimized for gaming and music listening.

A Pro version of the Razer Kraken Neon Series will feature a fully retractable microphone built into the headset for seamless connectivity to smart phones, tablets and other voice-enabled devices.

Additionally, the Razer Kraken Neon Series marks the first time that Razer has released a full colourway for a product. The wide array of colour choices can be matched with apparel, footwear and accessories.

“Our community has been asking for colour options in our product lines and the Razer Kraken Neon Series offers just that,” says Min-Liang Tan, Razer co-founder, CEO and creative director. “We chose our most popular family of headsets and headphones for special stylization and are releasing them just in time for the summer months. The six colours give way to a multitude of options. I can´t wait to see the photos our fans send us.”

Gamers can further personalize their listening experience with Razer´s industry-leading gaming software, including Razer Surround Pro. The audio engine upgrades any stereo headphones to personalized virtual 7.1 surround sound and all downloads before June 30 will be automatically upgraded to Razer Surround Pro for free. For more information on Razer Surround, go to http://www.razerzone.com/surround.

Price:

  • U.S. $89.99 / EU €89.99 (Razer Kraken Pro Neon Gaming Headset)
  • U.S. $69.99 / EU €69.99 (Razer Kraken Neon Headphones)

Availability:

  • Razerzone.com – Order Now
  • Worldwide – June

Product features: Razer Kraken Pro Neon Series:

  • Frequency response: 20 Hz – 20,000 Hz
  • Impedance: 32Ω at 1 kHz
  • Sensitivity (@1 kHz, 1 V/Pa): 110 dB ± 4 dB at 1 kHz max
  • Input power: 50 mW
  • Drivers: 40 mm, with Neodymium magnets
  • Inner ear cup diameter: 50 mm (1.97 in.)
  • Cable length: 1.3 m (4.27 ft.) plus 2 m (6.6 ft.) extension cable
  • Approximate weight: 293 g (0.65 lbs.)
  • Connector: Analog 3.5 mm combined jack (headphone and mic)

Microphone:

  • Frequency response: 100 Hz – 10,000 Hz
  • Signal-to-noise ratio: 52dB
  • Sensitivity (@ 1kHz, 1V/Pa): -40 dB± 3 dB
  • Pick-up pattern: Unidirectional

Razer Kraken Neon Series:

  • Frequency response: 20 Hz – 20,000 Hz
  • Impedance: 32Ω at 1 kHz
  • Sensitivity (@1 kHz, 1 V/Pa): 110 ± 4 dB at 1 kHz max
  • Input power: 50 mW
  • Drivers: 40 mm, with Neodymium magnets
  • Inner ear cup diameter: 50 mm (1.97 in.)
  • Cable length: 1.3 m (4.27 ft.) plus 2 m (6.6 ft.) extension cable
  • Approximate weight: 280 g (0.62 lbs.)
  • Connector: Analog 3.5 mm headphone jack

For more information about the Razer Kraken Neon Series, please visit www.razerzone.com/kraken-neon

Sony Announces “Project Morpheus” Virtual Reality System for PS4

Sony Computer Entertainment Announces “Project Morpheus” – A Virtual Reality System That Expands The World Of PlayStation®4

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With Project Morpheus and PlayStation®Camera, Games will Immerse Players in Virtual Worlds, Delivering a Sense of Presence in Gaming Never Before Possible

Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. (SCE) today announced the development of “Project Morpheus” (Morpheus) − a virtual reality (VR) system that takes the PlayStation®4 (PS4™) system to the next level of immersion and demonstrates the future of gaming. SCE will continue development of Morpheus looking towards a future commercial launch.

“At SCE we view innovation as an opportunity to build on our mission to push the boundaries of play,” said Shuhei Yoshida, President of SCE Worldwide Studios. “Project Morpheus is the latest example of innovation from SCE, and we’re looking forward to its continued development and the games that will be created as development kits get into the hands of content creators.”

Morpheus enables developers to create experiences that deliver a sense of presence – where players feel as though they are physically inside the virtual world of a game. Presence is like a window into another world that heightens the emotions gamers experience as they play. Morpheus features a visor style head-mounted display and works seamlessly with PlayStation®Camera to deliver a unique VR experience right before the player’s eyes. Inertial sensors built into the head mount unit and PlayStation Camera accurately track head orientation and movement so as the player’s head rotates, the image of the virtual world rotates naturally and intuitively in real-time. Furthermore, in supporting games, the player can use a PlayStation®Move (PS Move) Motion Controller as an object, such as a sword. Morpheus will reproduce the player’s hands and sword within the game so the player feels like they are physically fighting off enemies with their sword in the virtual world.

Morpheus adopts 3D audio technology uniquely developed by SCE. In addition to sounds coming from front, behind, left and right, Morpheus re-creates stereoscopic sounds heard from below and above the players, such as footsteps climbing up stairs below them, or engine noises of helicopters flying overhead. Sounds that players hear change in real-time depending on their head orientation, creating a highly realistic audio environment within an immersive 360-degree virtual world.

Along with PlayStation Camera, Wireless Controller for PS4, and PS Move, Morpheus will deliver immersive breakthrough entertainment experiences to gamers through the PS4 system, leveraging SCE’s expertise across key areas for VR – including display/optics, audio, tracking, control, ease of use, and content.

Developers will be able to create Morpheus content for PS4, a platform which has sold over 6 million units only after 3 months and a half of its launch, and is continuing to show strong momentum. The Morpheus dedicated SDK is currently under development and will become available when ready.

During the Game Developers Conference 2014 held in San Francisco from March 19 through March 21, attendees can visit the Sony Computer Entertainment America booth to have a hands-on experience with Morpheus, which will be exhibited for reference. Attendees can enjoy exclusive technology demo such as EVE Valkyrie (CCP), a multiplayer dogfighting shooter that uses virtual reality to give the player the sense of being a real pilot in an EVE Online spaceship, Thief (SQUARE ENIX Co., LTD.), which allows players to explore the dark shadowy world of the stealth action title, “The Castle” (SCE) that shows various VR interactions utilizing PS Move, and “The Deep” (SCE), where players can observe the waters from inside a shark proof cage.

Specifications of “Project Morpheus” Prototype

  • Component: Processor unit, head-mounted unit
  • Display Method LCD
  • Panel Size 5 inches
  • Panel Resolution 1920xRGBx1080 (960xRGBx1080 per eye)
  • Field of View 90 degrees
  • Sensors  Accelerometer, Gyroscope
  • Connection interface HDMI + USB
  • Function 3D audio, Social Screen

*Specifications and designs are those of the prototype and are subject to change.