Report: Sony Will Reveal its PS4 Virtual Reality Headset at GDC
We’ve heard rumblings of a Sony virtual reality headset for the PlayStation 4 since September. According to a new report, it’s real and it will finally be revealed next month at GDC 2014.
TechRadar spoke with a “confidential tipster” who claims to have tested the Sony VR headset behind closed doors. According to this inside source, “The quality and resolution are really, really good. People will definitely be impressed with what Sony’s built.”
That same source told TechRadar that Sony’s PlayStation 4 virtual reality headset will be revealed at the Game Developers Conference 2014, which begins on March 17 in San Francisco.
We’ve contacted Sony in the past about the PS4 virtual reality rumor, and the response was a straight, “We do not comment on rumors or speculation.”
Of note among the Sony VR rumor mill fodder over the past six months: the first game to bring virtual reality to the PlayStation 4 will supposedly be Evolution Studios’ DriveClub, which Sony has repeatedly pitched as “truly innovative.” Sony’s VR headset was reportedly originally set for reveal at the Tokyo Game Show in October 2013. It never appeared, and it was during TGS that Sony announced that DriveClub had been delayed until “early 2014.”
Connecting the dots, it’s possible Sony delayed DriveClub because its Oculus Rift competitor wasn’t ready. With the racer now set for launch in early 2014, the rumored GDC reveal of the VR headset fits the timeline, and it’s possible Sony’s headset will officially launch alongside DriveClub within the next few months.
For now, it’s all just speculation, but we expect that to change soon.