Sony planning VR headset for PS4

Sony VR

While John Carmack might have just signed on with the guys at Oculus Rift to help give it some star power, Sony has been beavering away on its own VR headset efforts. Of course we've seen 3D movie viewing hardware from the Japanese developer before, but this is the first we've heard of anything focused on gaming.

While Sony isn't revealing much until next year, when the hardware will debut for the first time, we can confirm thanks to Eurogamer's report, that it will include head movement tracking and it works in the upcoming Driveclub game on the PS4.

It was initially planned for the headset to be demod at this year's Gamescom, but for some internal reason, it was pulled and will now be shown off in 2014.

This gives the Rift quite a nice lead in, especially with the HD version that is now being shown off at most trade shows. This one is expected to go on sale later this year at a very competitive price, so it'll be interesting to see if the install base is largely used up by the time Sony comes to market.

However, the Rift is a PC centric bit of kit at the moment, whereas Sony could bring VR to the console platform with its own branded hardware.

What do you guys think? Will Sony bring too little too late to compete, or will it open up a whole new market?

NB. The picture headset is the HMZ T2 designed for watching 3D movies.

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