Sony’s Project Morpheus Then vs Now Comparison

Posted on Mar 10 2015 - 12:00pm by Gaf Hussain

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Sony’s Project Morpheus virtual reality headset has been in the works for a while, and whilst the original prototype looked very impressive when compared to offerings from Oculus VR (which were literally taped together), at the Game Developers Conference 2015, Sony unveiled the next iteration of the headset which looks and sounds even more impressive. There have also been some subtle changes to the design when you compare the old headset to the new one. So what’s changed?

This first image below is the Morpheus 1.0, which was unveiled at GDC 2014

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Project Morpheus GDC 2014

Sony has now made a few changes to the internals, but also the look of the device very subtly.

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Project Morpheus GDC 2015

Here’s another angle:

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As you can probably see from the images there are a few changes:

  • There have been some additional LEDs added to the headset to improve tracking; one directly on the front, and two on the far left and right sides.
  • The separate strap on the back has been removed.
  • The design of the plastic which connects the band to the VR screens is less dramatic. There is now a more sweeping curve.
  • The plastic used on the band has been thinned down.
  • The VR screen section itself appears to be slightly smaller (speculation, not confirmed).

This should all mean the device is a lot lighter, especially when Sony is confident enough to remove the support strap at the top of the device.