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    Default Sony PlayStation VR (Virtual Reality Headset)

    Sony is preparing to reveal the final piece of its PS4 hardware strategy at TGS by showcasing a PlayStation-branded virtual reality head-mounted display, CVG has learned.

    It originally intended to reveal the Sony headset at Gamescom but plans fell through at the eleventh hour. The company is currently weighing up whether the PS4 device should be pitched as a key differentiator for the console or a non-essential add-on.

    The matter has been slightly complicated, but not derailed, by the growing industry support for Oculus Rift. Sony's device will be a categorical rival to Oculus, and for months there have been rumours suggesting the two companies are seeking a partnership.

    A games developer familiar with Sony's plans, who wished to remain anonymous, told CVG that Evolution Studios is currently working with the device to simulate a cockpit view on its PS4 title Drive Club.

    Another developer claimed the virtual reality headset resembles the 3D headset that Sony first revealed in January 2011.

    The head-mounted display will be available separately, like with the new PlayStation Eye, in order to keep the baseline PS4 price as low as possible.

    In August, Sony Worldwide Studios boss Shuhei Yoshida suggested to CVG that R&D work on such devices was currently underway.

    "Y'know, we're Sony, so we have lots of different things and different ideas in R&D," he said.

    "When it come to researching things, we are doing a lot of things that we can't talk about."
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    Another article on Eurogamer suggests the headset will be revealed in 2014, so that would rule out a Tokyo Game Show reveal, so it'll be interesting to see when/if Sony choose to comment on the matter. Either way, it looks like the Oculus Rift might finally have some competition. If this headset works in conjunction with the PS4 eye for body & rotational tracking, it stands to wipe the floor with M$ Kinect, and even outperform the Rift. Wouldn't be surprised if this drives M$ to throw a huge wad of $$$$$ at Oculus.

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    omg, excited.

    not tried a vr headset since quake came out.

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    Cant wait! Motion sickness and neck pain here we come .

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    Not sure about having a shit bucket but sure will need a vomit bucket sounds fantastic..headset not bucket

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    I'm already thinking about how I'm going to need to rearrange the living room to accomodate me flailing around like an idiot...

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    dangle has one of these (Sony HMZ-T1):


    If you take that and add some sensors you're 2/3rds of the way there
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    Ive pre ordered a set of Turtle Beach PX4 apparently these ones will work after downloading firmware.


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    Quote Originally Posted by RAT072 View Post
    Ive pre ordered a set of Turtle Beach PX4 apparently these ones will work after downloading firmware.


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    I don't think that's a virtual reality headset Rat
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    You sure?


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    Maybe not in your reality heheh



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    VR headset & driving game = Awesomeness
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    Quote Originally Posted by mudman05 View Post
    VR headset & driving game = Awesomeness
    Would be even better for a flight sim like War Thunder I think.
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    Yeah it would but I suck at flying. Even bf4/fps would be interesting with it


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    soo much neck strain.

    and so many videos of people waving arms around and swinging head from side to side while yelling in an otherwise quiet lounge room will be posted.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Stonemull View Post
    soo much neck strain.

    and so many videos of people waving arms around and swinging head from side to side while yelling in an otherwise quiet lounge room will be posted.


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    A game like War Thunder would be fairly seamless I think, it already has freelook in the cockpit anyway so you're just replacing a button modifier and stick movement with head movement. But yeah, something like an FPS would be a little too much to handle without a pretty heavy re-design.
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    I was a serious Mechwarrior addict back in its early days.
    that is something I would love to VR with. i think the genre would suit it.
    flight simes, particularly dog fighting would be great too.

    is there a mechwarrior type game for the ps3?



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    So the price of the camera has recently been upped in North America, and people are speculating as to why. Personally I think that, like the DS4, this headset is going to use the PS camera for position tracking.

    This surfaced on TechRadar yesterday.

    Rumours of Sony's PS4virtual reality headset have been running rife since last year, but now an inside source has told TechRadar that they've spent some time with the helmet behind closed doors - and it's almost ready to be revealed.

    Our confidential tipster said that they were impressed with the quality of Sony's Oculus Rift competitor. "The quality and resolution are really, really good," they said. "People will definitely be impressed with what Sony's built".

    They also told us that they understand Sony plans to announce the headset at GDC 2014, which kicks off in San Francisco on March 17.

    With rumours that Sony might show off some VR games at E3, it makes sense for it to unveil the headset beforehand and keep Las Vegas focused on the software.

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    Sony will reveal its Oculus Rift-beating VR headset at GDC next week, according to developers familiar with the tech.

    Sony will reveal all at its ‘Driving the future of innovation’ session at GDC on Tuesday, March 18. The event's description on the GDC site is deliberately brief, but it is significant that it’ll be hosted by senior SCEA research and development executives Richard Marks and Anton Mikhailov. Both men helped develop PlayStation Eye and Move; feeling out the possibilities of virtual reality on consoles appears to be a logical progression for the pair within Sony's R&D departments. The presence of Sony’s President of Worldwide Studios Shuhei Yoshida lends the showcase extra kudos, too, and its significance is being stressed privately to Sony’s development partners, who are being told that it’s not a session that they’d want to miss. When contacted about all of the above information, a Sony spokesperson told us: “We do not comment on rumour and speculation.”
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    Quote Originally Posted by AStiffBreeze View Post
    dangle has one of these (Sony HMZ-T1):


    If you take that and add some sensors you're 2/3rds of the way there
    I heart my headset, it's bloody awesome


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    I saw someone with some kind if headset on the ps4 the other day at Parramatta Sony Kiosk, dont know if thats the vr headset we're talking about here.

    I'm sorry, I'm a newbie

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    Project Morpheus, a VR system for the PS4:



    1080p screens, 90+ degree FOV, they have a demo build of Thief using it and EVE Valkyrie will also support it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AStiffBreeze View Post
    Project Morpheus, a VR system for the PS4:



    1080p screens, 90+ degree FOV, they have a demo build of Thief using it and EVE Valkyrie will also support it.

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    To be honest, the one ugly headset

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wiener_ View Post
    To be honest, the one ugly headset

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    The first prototype (2009):


    Now that's one ugly headset. The current one looks pretty damn good I think, certainly in comparison to the Occulus Rift we have here.


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    Spoken from experience, that blue light is going to be annoying when watching movies in the dark


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    Quote Originally Posted by Wiener_ View Post
    To be honest, the one ugly headset

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    I think it looks decent. I like how it hangs down from a headband rather than goes on like a pair of sunnies.

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    so excited for sony VR. first in line at EB .. hang the price.
    i have waited far too long.



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    So Project Morpheus was announced at GDC.



    Good wrap up of the presentation here

    Highlight: Sony are working with NASA on a full VR recreation of Mars. Words cannot express just how much I want this. I would buy a PS4 & headset for that alone.

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    I could actually see myself liking this, though as always it will come down to the games and whether they just try to use it as little more than 3d glasses or create something actually original. I can even see some real potential when paired up with the move controller if integrated well.

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    Original.. Mate. Imagine standing atop Olympus Mons, looking down the 22km to the ancient lava flows at its base. I'm almost giddy just thinking about it.

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    From the GDC floor. Sony's VR philosophy.


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