Reports are coming out from both CVG and Eurogamer starting that Sony will be revealing a 3D headset peripheral for the PlayStation 4 at the upcoming Tokyo Game Show. That's right, Sony's rumored to have their very own sort of 3D headset, as opposed to the Oculus Rift that's been making waves in the community since it was announced. TGS stars on September 19, so hunker in your bunker -- we may have a megaton dropping.
According to the reports, the 3D headset was initially planned to be unveiled at gamescom, but Sony changed their minds as they're unsure how to position the peripheral. Should they go full blown, "3D is the future of gaming!" like they did for the PS3 for a while? Or market it as a nonessential peripheral, like the PlayStation Eye? Err, well, maybe those are both bad examples, but it's a good way to see why Sony delayed the announcement.
Keep in mind everything written here is purely rumor until Sony gives official word on the matter. Still, with the growing popularity and potential cultural significance of the Oculus Rift, Sony would be remiss to ignore the device. And such is Sony's way, why support a device when you can create a competitor? It's not easy to passively support technology unless you're personally invested in it.
Remember, Sony already has some experience in this area. They released the HMZT1 Personal 3D Viewer as a headet alternative to an HD TV back a couple years ago. It uh, well, it didn't do so well considering it was part of their whole, "3D is the future!" thing we already mentioned. It means a transition to gaming wouldn't be so farfetched though.
Stay tuned for more information as we hear it! Would a VR headset for the PlayStation 4 be a huge edge on Xbox One? Or not so much?