Sony is developing a virtual reality headset similar to the Occulus Rift for PlayStation 4, according to development sources of CVG and Eurogamer. CVG reports the headset will be unveiled at the Tokyo Game Show in Chiba later this month, while Eurogamer says it will be unveiled next year.
The headset, both sites report, was originally planned for a Gamescom reveal before being pulled at the last minute. The company is still trying to figure out whether to pitch the device as a key differentiator for PlayStation 4 or as a non-essential add-on.
PlayStation 4 launch title DriveClub will make use of the device to simulate the cockpit view of a vehicle, both sites report. One developer told CVG the device looks similar to Sony’s 3D headset revealed back in January 2011.
In August, Sony Worldwide Studios boss Shuhei Yoshida didn’t deny Sony’s interest in such a device.
“Y’know, we’re Sony, so we have lots of different things and different ideas in R&D,” Yoshida told CVG.
“When it come to researching things, we are doing a lot of things that we can’t talk about.”
The Tokyo Game Show runs from September 19 to 22. Sony will have at least 10 PlayStation 4 titles at its booth.