Sony announces plans to release virtual-reality headset in 2016

headsetSony announced at the Game Developers Conference Tuesday it plans to release a virtual-reality headset in 2016.

The electronics company said the VR system nicknamed Project Morpheus will debut in the first half of next year. The headset will work with Sony’s Playstation 4 game console and camera by covering the users’ vision and simulating virtual worlds on the screen.

The prototype features a large 5.7-inch OLED screen that displays nearly a 100-degree field of view and is capable of rendering imagery at 120 frames per second. The headset will also have nine LED lights on its exterior used to track movement.

The prototype Sony showed at the conference in San Francisco is similar to the one the company showed last year.  More