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PS4 VR headset will be shown behind closed doors at TGS, sources claim

Friday, 6th September 2013 08:52 GMT By Dave Cook

PlayStation 4′s rumoured VR headset device was supposed to appear at gamecom last month, but sources close to the matter said the plan was abandoned for reasons unknown. Then, it was rumoured for a TGS showing, but now it seems it has been withdrawn yet again.

If you missed the original rumour go here. I recommend you do before proceeding.

CVG cites anonymous sources that are supposedly close to the matter, as saying Sony will now showcase the VR device in 2014, rather than Tokyo Games Show as previously intended.

The site also states that Sony executives showcased the VR headset to a number of developers at E3 and gamescom. It adds that studios will see it in action during behind-closed-doors sessions at TGS.

We’ll update if we hear any more on this matter, but for now, would you like to see Sony enter the VR race? Let us know below.

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  1. EVO V

    Bring it !

    #1 11 months ago
  2. super3001

    keep this shit behind door nobody will buy it but handful of sony sheep

    failed already lol

    #2 11 months ago
  3. Fethennour

    @2 You know nothing about it, and yet you talk sh*t. You must have a bad case of verbal diarrhea.

    #3 11 months ago
  4. super3001

    3

    I know they already fail with headset and will fail with new one. fact.

    #4 11 months ago
  5. ysleiro

    I don’t want to be a pessimist but if the rumors are true and the VR Device requires the PS Eye this thing will not sell well.

    #5 11 months ago
  6. torjs99

    as long as the tracking system is a good as the rift

    #6 11 months ago
  7. DrDamn

    @5
    If the PS Eye enhances or makes the experience better/cheaper somehow then why? They’ll just bundle it. It’s not going to be a cheap device – keeping it around £100-£120 is what needs to happen.

    Probably more concerning is that from feedback on the Rift the biggest issue is not the experience – which most people seem to think is excellent – but the nausea. Anyone got and used a Rift extensively? Is it something you get used to?

    #7 11 months ago
  8. Fethennour

    @4 Okay, Nostradamus. ;)

    #8 11 months ago
  9. Kreion

    @7
    I agree that the best thing VR (at least this kind) can do is use the input which the Kinect and PS Eye pick up to enhance the experience. E.G if you include what the camera picks up then I could wave my hand in front of my eyes and the character would also do that. I just think it’d be a cool immersive aspect of the two devices. But in that regard the Kinect would be a better piece of kit for combinig with VR since it’s more sensitive…but MS has been quiet on that front.

    But I don’t know how much success Sony will have considering the price here…Especially since the Occulus Rift will most likely be a fair bit cheaper. Plus we know the OR is being developed to be customizable and typically consoles are not, which would kill the device pretty quickly price aside.

    #9 11 months ago
  10. Fethennour

    @Kreion When you talk about the price, are you refering to the “£ 1,300″ as seen in another news ? I hope not, because it’s not the same device.

    #10 11 months ago
  11. lookingglass

    This Sony VR set is the single biggest threat to the Occulus Rift.

    Why? Because the Sony headset will yet again ruin the public’s idea of VR.

    If Sony is making it, it will simply be to sell PS4s by advertising VR as a core part of the console. It’ll be technically poor and supported even worse. But it’ll be slapped across all of the PS4 advertising.

    Now here goes MS to sign with Occulus. You can’t make a better VR experience than Occulus. You can’t out think Palmer and Carmack.

    #11 11 months ago
  12. lookingglass

    lol no. PS Eye and Kinect have waaay too much latency to be good for VR head tracking.

    That is, unless you enjoy headaches, nausea, and occasional vomiting.

    #12 11 months ago
  13. fearmonkey

    This would be the only thing that could get me into buying a PS4 camera.

    I just can’t imagine them making a cost effective set of VR goggles though, Sony has never released anything consumer cost friendly in their goggle devices.

    #13 11 months ago
  14. mjan

    @11
    I wonder how you can know everything about something that no one knows anything about.

    #14 10 months ago