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Sony unveils Project Morpheus virtual-reality headset (pictures)

At GDC this week in San Francisco, Sony took the wraps off Project Morpheus, a head-mounted, virtual-reality device.

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The Morpheus project

Sporting blue LEDs and a futuristic look, Sony makes its VR head mount, known as Project Morpheus, official at GDC 2014.

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Project Morpheus unveiled

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Yoshida leads the way

Led by Sony Computer Entertainment Worldwide Studios President Shuhei Yoshida (above), the Japanese tech giant officially unveiled a virtual-reality solution (similar to the Oculus Rift).

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Virtual reality is a-go

Sony confirms that its product announcement relates to virtual reality.

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First person POV

Imagining first-person gaming with the head mount.

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Experimenting with VR

Homemade VR experiments started at Sony in 2010, said Yoshida.

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Human being for scale

President Yoshida next to the Project Morpheus prototype.

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Richard Marks, Sony R&D

Richard Marks from Sony R&D takes the stage now with the head mount.

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What VR mounts need to be

More concepts and ideas of what VR head mounts should look like and need to be.

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What makes VR special

Sony explains its outlook for virtual reality.

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New medium, new rules

Developing for VR means having to deal with different rules.

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Mikhailov from R&D

Anton Mikhailov, also from R&D, talks about the dev kits coming soon with Project Morpheus.

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Keep this in mind

With frame rate a priority, Sony sets the rules for developing apps for VR.

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Info about the dev kit

Sony's dev kit for the head mount.

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More specs outlined

More specs for Project Morpheus.

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Yoshida approves!

Finally, Sony says that Project Morpheus will be available when it can get the "highest frame rate we can get and the lowest latency we can get. Coming out as soon as possible, for as low as possible," and is compatible with the PS4 only.

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