Sony’s headset is set to rival the popular Oculus Rift which many claim will change the face of gaming altogether. Check out our report on the Oculus Rift to get a sense of how and why virtual reality might be the future.
Apparently the headset was planned to be revealed last month at Gamescom but was changed at the last second. Multiple sources have told Eurogamer that Sony’s VR headset works in a similar way to the Oculus Rift and that the device has been shown working with DriveClub, where the user can freely look round the cockpit with the device.
When asked about VR, Sony Worldwide Studios boss Shuhei Yoshida said:
“Y’know, we’re Sony, so we have lots of different things and different ideas in R&D, when it come to researching things, we are doing a lot of things that we can’t talk about.”
A Sony virtual reality device for the PS4 sounds like a great idea. I have heard amazing things about the Oculus Rift. For me the most exciting thing about virtual reality is the fact that it could create a new genre of videogames and the chance to explore places that don’t exist yet look real, games without fighting or driving, just a world to explore in 3D.
However having two major headsets on the market does seem like a bad idea. Oculus Rift has gained a lot of supporters and it will be hard for Sony to pull people away from it. I kind of wish that Sony had made a deal with the Rift and partnered together to create something even better. This way you would only have to buy one device instead of two competing headsets for different systems.
Let me know in the comments what you think about this report and whether you think a new Sony VR device is a good idea.