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access_time March 12, 2014 at 1:02 PM in News by Charlie Grammer

Sony is expected to reveal a new VR headset at GDC

Barring any last-minute changes, Sony will be showing off a VR headset at this year's GDC.

Barring any last-minute changes, Sony will be showing off a VR headset at this year’s GDC.

Developers familiar with Sony’s Virtual Reality tech are fully expecting the company to reveal their own VR headset at the upcoming GDC.

There are prototypes of this headset in the hands of several third-party developers, and they have stated that Sony’s headset is far superior to the first incarnation of the Oculus Rift. That said, they did admit that the gap between the two is expected to become smaller with the arrival of the Rift’s Crystal Cove devkit.

These developers went on to say that though there is little software to speak of, they fully expect to see something from Sony’s first-party studios at the event, even if it’s nothing more than a tech demo to show off what the headset can do.

For those wondering if Sony is pressuring developers into making things for the headset, the answer is no, according to our friends at EDGE. In fact they state that, “the studios we spoke to were excited by the technology, but questioned its viability as a platform.” The reason for this question is the fact that the (currently) niche appeal of VR gaming as well as the higher cost means that many aren’t sure that they can actually make a profit from the device and the software on it. As a result, many will take a wait-and-see approach to see if the headset will be worth putting their resources into.

Are you eager to see this new headset by Sony?


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