Rumor: PS4 virtual reality headset unveil due next week

Prototype already in third-party devs hands, says Edge source.

Sony Headset

Sony will reveal its PlayStation 4 virtual reality headset at the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco next week, “developers familiar with the tech” have told Edge.

A prototype is already in third-party developers’ hands, who told Edge that the headset is “far superior” to Oculus Rift’s first incarnation, though it is expected to even out with Oculus Rift’s Crystal Cove devkit. Little software currently exists, but said developers expect to see something from Sony’s first-party studios at GDC.

Apparently, the tech will be unveiled during Sony’s “Driving the Future of Innovation” session on March 18, during which SCEA research and development executives Richard Marks and Anton Mikhailov (both known for creating PlayStation Eye and Move) will host. Sony Worldwide Studios boss Shuhei Yoshida will also be present.

Sony’s virtual reality headset was initially planned to be unveiled at the Tokyo Game Show in September, before pulling out at the last minute. Rumors have suggested it will launch this fall.

When contacted for comment by Edge, Sony said it does not comment on rumor and speculation.

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