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Sony Unveils Virtual Reality Headset for PS4

Sony is getting into the virtual reality business.

The PlayStation 4 virtual reality headset Project Morpheus is shown on stage as Richard Marks, senior director of research and development at Sony Computer Entertainment America, answers questions at the Game Developers Conference 2014 in San Francisco, Tuesday, March 18, 2014. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Sony is getting into the virtual reality business.

The electronics and gaming company unveiled a prototype virtual reality headset to be used in conjunction with its PlayStation 4 video game console.

The PlayStation 4 virtual reality headset Project Morpheus is shown on stage as Richard Marks, senior director of research and development at Sony Computer Entertainment America, answers questions at the Game Developers Conference 2014 in San Francisco, Tuesday, March 18, 2014.  (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu) The PlayStation 4 virtual reality headset Project Morpheus is shown on stage as Richard Marks, senior director of research and development at Sony Computer Entertainment America, answers questions at the Game Developers Conference 2014 in San Francisco, Tuesday, March 18, 2014. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

Shuhei Yoshida, president of Sony Computer Entertainment Worldwide Studios, showed off the headset during a Tuesday talk at the Game Developers Conference. He declined to specify when it would be released or how much it would cost.

The headset is codenamed Project Morpheus and features a head-mounted display with 1080p resolution and a 90-degree field of view. Sensors built into the headset can track head orientation and movement.

The headset will be demonstrated for conference attendees beginning Wednesday on the conference's expo floor.

The technology is similar to the Oculus Rift, a VR headset in development.

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