Sony Project Morpheus VR Headset is “Ready to Launch”
VR fans now have another thing to get excited about, as Sony’s Hardware R&D engineer Dennis Castleman has revealed that the Sony’s VR headset, Project Morpheus, is ready to launch. There’s a catch, though: it needs more VR-specific content such as games before it is released.
According to Castleman’s Facebook post which was also posted on Reddit, “I’ve been working on Sony’s project Morpheus for 3 years, it’s going to go to market in 2016. It’s a bit different for things like cell phones or established technologies. When I was designing televisions it was usually 18 months to get a new model into production. A VR HMD is a bit different it also takes time for the component vendors to ramp up for million unit volumes.”
He added: “In our case the HMD hardware is ready to go, we’re just waiting for the game titles to catch up with the hardware. Oculus on the other hand faces a tougher battle getting the [R]ift to market. They are relying on a contract manufacture in china to produce their units. They are a new company with out any volume manufacturing experience, they do have lots of cash and of course thier parent company has deep pockets so captiol isn’t going to be a problem. They have alot of work ahead to successfully pull of the Rift introduction. No one on thier executive team has any experience bringing high volume consumer devices to market. So at this point only time will tell, I do expect lots of tech demos and announcements to keep the anticipation high. Until then it’s all vaporware as far as a consumer product is concerned.”
Sony’s contender in the VR headset game is being labeled as an “underdog” when put alongside other VR headsets such as the Oculus Rift and the HTC Vive. The Project Morpheus is expected to be priced reasonably as Sony is holding onto the millions of PlayStation 4 users that will be the first to experience the company’s VR headset when it launches next year.
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