Is Sony poised to announce a VR-headset?

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If the runes are being read correctly, Sony could be gearing up to announce something big at next week’s Game Developers Conference in San Francisco.

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The Sixth Axis have cleverly spotted a number of things falling into place which point towards a big announcement:

– Speaking at the event will be a number of bigwigs: SCE Worldwide Studios president Shuhei Yoshida, SCEA R&D senior software engineer Anton Mikhailov, and SCEA R&D senior director Richard Marks. The latter of whom is the man responsible for the Playstation Move.

– The title of the session will be “Driving the Future of Innovation at Sony Computer Entertainment”. What could they possibly be innovating? Again, the Sixth Axis suggests there are rumours that DriveClub will feature an “in-car” first person view on the VR headset… would this explain the reason why the game was delayed until later this year?

– And finally… there’s this none-too-subtle tweet from Shuhei Yoshida himself, in which he refers to the famous-but-still-not-ready Oculus Rift. Could Sony be about to announce a competing product? Or maybe they’ve acquired the company and will selling the Oculus for use on the PS4?

We should learn more in the early hours of March 19th when the session is due to take place. Just try not to wet yourself with excitement thinking about VR Metal Gear Solid just yet. Oh, too late?

James O’Malley