Sony Virtual Reality headset for PS4 has Oculus Rift in its sights

Sony virtual reality headsetSony seem to have done all the right things for its Wireless Stereo Headset 2.0 but, not satisfied with that, Sony has a full virtual reality (VR) headset waiting in the wings.

During this months annual Game Developers Conference Sony has announced that they will be hosting a panel to discuss the “innovation at PlayStation” and the “future of gaming”.

Rumours are circulating that Sony might take this opportunity to unveil a new virtual reality headset it has been developing for its PlayStation 4 console that will directly compete with the likes of the Oculus Rift and Avegant Glyph.

The Sony panel will be lead by the President of Worldwide Studios at Sony Computer Entertainment, Shuhei Yoshida, aided by two members of SCEA’s research and development team, taking the form of Senior Director, Richard Marks and Senior Software Engineer, Anton Mikhailov.

Rumours suggesting that Sony might be developing a new virtual reality headset for the PS4 first emerged last September when it was thought that Sony would unveil a device during last years Gamescom event, however the unveiling never actually materialised for one reason or another.

The main question is would a VR headset have any point right now? Let’s face it, there aren’t that many titles currently out on the PS4 which actually push the new console to the limits, so how long would we have to wait for games that fully utilise headgear like this?

Check out the video below from IGN.

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