Virtual reality (VR) gaming has been the just stuff of science-fiction til Oculus Rift came along. It is thanks to them that we may see a functioning virtual reality headset on the shelves in the near future. Though for a while, it seemed that they would monopolise the VR market, as indicated when Valve teamed up with Oculus Rift and the tests to use the headset with Microsoft.
However, Sony gone off and worked on their own VR headset for the PlayStation 4. Unlike Oculus Rift, who has been keeping the outside world up to date on their development, Sony has been a little more mysterious. They want to make sure that their new product is in good order before fully revealing it, and there is a rumour that it may be at the next Game Developer Conference in March. The anonymous tipster responsible for the prediction even states:
“The quality and resolution are really, really good. People will definitely be impressed with what Sony’s built”.
Only time will tell if see if the rumours are true and we finally get to see Sony’s headset, which from released images looks a lot sharper than the Oculus Rift head gear. Nonetheless, it looks to be that virtual reality is the next milestone in the gaming industry, we just have to wait for it.