Sony showed off a new prototype of its virtual-reality headset back in March, code-named Project Morpheus, bringing it a step closer to final release, which the company says will be coming up sometime in 2016.

The new device, unveiled at the Game Developers Conference here Tuesday, looks similar to the initial prototype, but Sony says it includes technical improvements that will give consumers a better experience.

“This looks like last year’s model, but under the hood we’ve put a lot of improvements,” said Shuhei Yoshida, the president of the company’s Worldwide Studios for Sony Computer Entertainment. Yoshida added that this version of Morpheus “is close to the final consumer product.”


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