First Sony PlayStation VR Prototype Was A Head Massager

Posted: Mar 10 2016, 10:44am CST | by , in Technology News


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First Sony PlayStation VR Prototype was a Head Massager

Sony revealed story of the making of the PlayStation VR.

The Sony PlayStation VR has no official release date and no official price yet, but it is coming nearer. Sony gave Polygon a detailed inside look at the story how the Sony PlayStation VR got developed.

The story is quite fascinating. The team behind the PlayStation VR recalls how Sony's virtual reality system came began and how it evolved. At the CES 2012 Jeff Stafford, an engineer in Sony Computer Entertainment America’s R&D division, got inspired by a head massager to use it as a sturdy hat to build a VR headset prototype on.

"It was bulky enough that you could bolt things on and counterbalance it," he says. "So I ordered that from Amazon and we built our first official Morpheus 1.0 prototype." Less than 4 years later the Sony PlayStation VR looks not like a head massager anymore.

The epic making of story of the PlayStation VR on Polygon does not answer the big questions when Sony will launch the PlayStation VR and at which price. It is very likely that the price will be in the range of what a PS4 costs, which is $350. This will be much less than the Oculus Rift or HTC Valve and the Sony PlayStation VR does not require a $1,000 PC.

Sony aims to reach the mass market with the PlayStation VR. The Sony VR goggles have though a lower quality, offering lower resolution and smaller field of view. The immersive experience, ease of use and the entertainment factor will decide in the end how well received the PlayStation VR will be by consumers.

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