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The PlayStation’s Virtual Reality Headset That Nearly Was

It would seem that the development of Project Morpheus doesn’t actually mark the first time that a virtual reality headset technology flirted with a PlayStation console. It was reported in the May, 1996, issue of GamePro magazine that Virtual I/O’s i-Glasses, which was previously released as an expensive PC peripheral, was being re-designed for use with the original Sony PlayStation. Nowadays you can get some of the best headsets for gaming for a relatively decent price. However, with the Virtual I/O it would seem that the price of the headset was one of the biggest factors. With a retail price of $800 for the PC headset (over 2.5 times the cost of a PlayStation at the time), it was financially impractical for the console’s user base and therefore was likely never more than a prototype.…
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