Sony creating a VR headset for PS4, reports say

Sony is working on a 3D virtual reality headset accessory for PS4, according to anonymous sources who spoke with CVG and Eurogamer. Both site's sources say the headset was originally planned for debut at Gamescom earlier this month, but last-minute issues diverted the announcement.

The sources diverge on when we'll see the alleged device: CVG's claim it will appear at Tokyo Game Show in September, whereas Eurogamer's say it won't surface until 2014, months after PS4's launch. Both agree Evolution Studios' racer Driveclub is one of the device's test cases, providing a 3D cockpit view from within its meticulously recreated automobiles.

CVG's sources said Sony has not yet decided whether to pitch the VR headset as an essential part of the PS4 experience after its previous fizzled 3D gaming push, and no indications of price were given. For comparison's sake, the current Oculus Rift developer kit costs $300, though Sony's manufacturing resources and capital could make for cheaper development--hopefully cheaper than the above $800 Sony HMZ-T2 3D viewer, at least.

If the rumors are true, would you be interested in pairing up your PS4 with a VR headset?

Connor Sheridan

I got a BA in journalism from Central Michigan University - though the best education I received there was from CM Life, its student-run newspaper. Long before that, I started pursuing my degree in video games by bugging my older brother to let me play Zelda on the Super Nintendo. I've previously been a news intern for GameSpot, a news writer for CVG, and now I'm a staff writer here at GamesRadar.