PS4 Virtual Reality Headset to be Revealed Next Month: Take that, Xbox One and Kinect [Rumor]

By Matthew Buzzi , Updated Feb 21, 2014 03:15 PM EST
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Sony will be showing off a virtual reality headset for the PS4 at the Game Developers Conference, according to a TechRadar source. With all the noise and positive press the Oculus Rift VR headset for PC has gotten, this could be pretty big news for the PS4.

Xbox One may have the Kinect, but a VR headset could be a coup for Sony, not to say that Microsoft couldn't release one of its own. Still, if this is in development and close enough to reality that it can be shown at GDC next month, Sony certainly has the leg up. Motion tracking technology is all the rage right now between this news, Oculus Rift, and Google's new Project Tango motion tracking phone.

TechRadar's confidential source is impressed with what he's seen by Sony's device, hailing its build. "The quality and resolution are really, really good," he or she said. "People will definitely be impressed with what Sony's built."

The headset has been rumored for a while now, and with reports that Sony has VR games ready to be shown off at the next E3 it makes sense to reveal it soon, even though it has been expected at previous conferences (like TGS) before and didn't make an appearance.

There's a good reason for this, according to the source who said, "Sony has deliberately taken its time to tweak and polish the headset before revealing it." The Oculus Rift, on the other hand, was announced somewhat early on in its development and reported on during the process. This led industry legend John Carmack to leave id Software and join the Oculus Team as the CTO. Initial reported hands-on time with the device has been largely positive.

Time will tell what exactly the PS4 headset brings (as long as this is all true), but the future for motion tracking technology and video games seems pretty bright.

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