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Sony's John Smedley May Have Accidentally Confirmed The VR Headset

Unofficial official confirmation?

The speculation that Sony are working on a VR headset with stories first starting to leak out in September, when it had apparently demoed internally on DriveClub. Then a patent surfaced in December which showed designs of what the potential headset could look like.

Last month nDreams released a screenshot for one of their titles which was advertised for both the Oculus Rift and PS4, which once again sparked rumours of the VR headset. Two weeks ago more anecdotal evidence surfaced with Super Stardust VR apparently discussed at Steam’s Dev Days.

Now SOE’s John Smedley has apparently confirmed its existence in a Reddit AMA when the following exchange took place, after a question by Reddit user Astral_Echo was asked:

“Hearkening back to the EQN Black Box video and the bit with Terry wearing the Oculus Rift…are you thinking about experiment with any other VR solutions in EQN such as the Virtuix Omni, STEM System etc.?”

“hearing good things about 2 competitors.. one of which actually comes from Sony. so I’m thinking this is real and we may have our Snowcrash after all.”

With all this information leaking out Sony may soon actually announce the headset, which would be nice as I’m sure seeing what the company has developed would be exciting.

Source: Reddit vs GAF

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7 Comments
  1. Foxhound_Solid
    Is a smart cookie.
    Since: Dec 2009

    PS4 and a headset would be stunning :-)

    Comment posted on 02/02/2014 at 23:34.
  2. lambchop
    Member
    Since: Aug 2013

    If they get the price right I would definitely be up for a PS4 headset.

    Comment posted on 03/02/2014 at 08:12.
    • camdaz
      Member
      Since: May 2009

      I think that’ll be it’s biggest problem, especially if they price it similar to their 3D headset.

      Comment posted on 03/02/2014 at 13:56.
  3. SleazyC69
    Member
    Since: Jun 2013

    Want it now!

    Comment posted on 03/02/2014 at 09:11.
  4. stage1
    Member
    Since: Feb 2012

    How heavy would it be on your head though?

    Comment posted on 03/02/2014 at 10:25.
  5. mclarenrob2
    Member
    Since: Jul 2012

    I’m massively interested in the oculus rift but I’ll never have a decent gaming PC so I’m hoping these rumours are true.

    Comment posted on 03/02/2014 at 12:40.
  6. RudeAwakening
    Member
    Since: Jan 2011

    This would be amazing and truly next-gen!

    Comment posted on 05/02/2014 at 19:29.

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