It appears Sony won’t let startup firm Oculus VR dominate the emerging virtual reality gaming market. A new report suggests the Japanese firm is developing a headset gamers will use in conjunction with the upcoming PlayStation 4 video game console.
Oculus VR, makers of the Oculus Rift virtual reality headset, have been attracting all kinds of attention since preliminary builds of the device first emerged earlier this year. The Oculus Rift creates a unique 3D environment that makes playing games more immersive than ever before.
It makes sense that Sony would want to get in on that action. Gaming blog Eurogamer says it has learned from multiple sources that Sony is getting ready to unveil its very own PS4-based VR headset. In fact, the firm was supposedly planning to reveal the headset last week but for whatever reason decided to delay the demo until later this year.
Eurogamer says Sony is currently testing its VR hardware with DriveClub, a new racing game set to launch with the PlayStation 4 on November 15. When paired with the game and PS4, the Sony VR headset reportedly allows gamers to look around their cockpit, gaining a 360-degree view of the driving environment.
Sony is remaining quiet about the rumor. When asked about a PS4 headset, Sony executive Shuhei Yoshida said only, “We don’t talk about that.”