Sony Expected to Unveil Dedicated PS4 Virtual Reality Headset

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Sony are to present the ‘future of gaming’ at the Games Developers Conference this month and look set to reveal their new Oculus Rift competitor.

The conference is scheduled for March 18th with Sony’s contribution entitled, ‘Driving the Future of Innovation at Sony Computer Entertainment’.

A source from within Sony has leaked that they will be unveiling a new PS4 specific Virtual Reality headset at the conference.

“The quality and resolution are really, really good," the source revealed. "People will definitely be impressed with what Sony's built".

This follows rumours that a PS4 VR headset was due to be aired last year, although this never happened. Speaking to TechRadar the source stated this is because, ‘Sony has deliberately taken its time to tweak and polish the headset before revealing it"

Sony already have 3D and 2D head-mounted displays on offer but it’s believed the new PS4 VR headset will be specifically geared towards gaming. Speaking last month PS4 lead system architect Mark Cerny foresees VR tech becoming huge over the next ten years stating, "The impact of virtual reality technologies could be pretty significant going forward in that time frame".

Indeed as HITC reported last month the demand for Oculus Rift developer kits has overtaken the company’s supply, indicating mass-popularity already for VR applications.

Following suit, Microsoft are also rumoured to be developing their own VR tech for Xbox One in the shape of Fortazela, which will reportedly be similar to Google Glass.

Meanwhile with Oculus VR dominating the prototype VR tech space, Oculus creator Palmer Luckey, has explained away why Oculus hasn’t yet worked to strike deals with Sony and Microsoft stating that PS4 and Xbox One are 'too limited' for Oculus Rift.

Are you getting hot under the collar for VR gaming tech or do you think the hype outweighs the reality and that VR may ending up going the way of 3D TV? Please do let us know your thoughts in the comments below.


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