Sony reported to be revealing a PlayStation branded PS4 VR headset at GDC on March 18
More reports seem to confirm that Sony will be revealing a PlayStation branded VR headset for PS4 at its â€˜Driving the future of innovationâ€™ session at this yearâ€™s GDC, on Tuesday, March 18.
Sony revealing PlayStation branded PS4 VR headset at GDC
The sources quoted are â€œdevelopers familiar with the techâ€ with prototypes already apparently out in the wild. The word is that â€œSonyâ€™s VR headset is far superior to Oculus Riftâ€™s first incarnationâ€ although thereâ€™s the new HD Crystal Cove Rift model on the way to compete with.
Thereâ€™s apparently very little software currently but itâ€™s suspected there will be something from Sonyâ€™s first party studios, most likely a tech demo. This lines up with previous reports that Sonyâ€™s VR headset GDC reveal would focus on tech, with games following at E3.
Most significantly Sonyâ€™s session is to be presented by senior SCEA R&D names, Richard Marks and Anton Mikhailov. They were behind PlayStation Eye and Move so their expertise in cameras, visual tech and motion control are a good match for VR. Plus they generally only get wheeled out when thereâ€™s something really important to talk about. The headset is apparently the work of the PlayStation research and development team and will be branded as a PlayStation product. Shuhei Yoshida also there and the talk is apparently being stressed as â€œnot a session development partners want to missâ€.
Recent speculation also suggests Driveclubâ€˜s delay is partly to due to it being reworked as a VR game. Recently Sony stated the game had gone back to the drawing board.