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Sony set to go big with virtual reality on PlayStation 4

Sony plans to enter the virtual reality gaming space in a big way with PlayStation 4, Eurogamer can reveal. (PS4, Sony, Tech)

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Infamous298  +   890d ago
Oculus rift for PS4 :)
ashahab862   890d ago | Spam
gazgriff2k12  +   890d ago
NO sony want something better, mabye there not happy with oculus rift resolution
Moncole  +   890d ago
The Oculus Rift can do 1080p
SonyNGP  +   890d ago
Anything above 1080p for an HMD is unnecessary.
Oschino1907  +   890d ago
Maybe they have both been working on a similar concept for years, maybe.
sincitysir1  +   890d ago
I'll buy whichever comes first but if Sony works better for the ps4 then ill buy that!
kneon  +   890d ago

Yes they have been working on a similar concept for years. They have already released two commercial versions of their visor and I expect we'll see a new version some time after the PS4 release.

But unless they can get the price down below $500 they won't see mass adoption no matter how good it might be.
slimeybrainboy  +   890d ago
Does noone remeber Shuhei being asked if Sony would partner with Oculus and he said that 'Sony have a large research department that do alot of work' or something to that effect.

We have seen MS patent VR HMD and Sony are no doubt working on things. They already have HMD, 3D, Sixaxis and Move, I'm sure there are ways for them to incorporate alot of the things we've seen in Sony products into a VR HMD. There is no doubt Sony are working on one IMO, otherwise they would love the positivty they would get for partnering with Oculus, a really popular company right now. Sony have their own, as do MS.

I KNOW MS are going to have something special though. Look at Kinect, it can track your whole body. They will have their own version of the Oculus rift, but it will use Kinect to track your arms and body for full immersion. I have a feeling MS will combine Kinect with a great VR HMD to take VR to the next level. Then, I'll pick up an Xbox One, and play Ryse. Maybe.
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ThanatosDMC  +   890d ago
Sony had some sort of virtual reality/tv glasses a long time ago. Is this it?
0ut1awed  +   890d ago
Yea the oculus rift is 1080p now.

Whatever sony puts out for the ps4, I really doubt it will get the same quality as oculus rift quality though.

You have to have a screen for each eye, therefore the game has to render the image twice. It currently takes around $1300 in top of the line graphics cards ALONE (not to mention the price of the rest of the system) to get 60+fps in most games with oculus rift.

I think you'll have to wait for the ps5 for really true engaging virtual reality to be plausible. Not to say they can't do it on the ps4. It will probably be really low quality and/or 30fps though.
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snipermk0  +   890d ago
The Sony HMD is slightly better than the rift cos Sony uses OLED in their hmd which eliminates the screen door effect. That's why it's also pricey

@out1awed: oculus does NOT use a screen for each eye. It uses one screen and two magnified lenses for two eyes. How do I know? Cos I have the dev kit. I had no problem pushing 65fps on bf3 using a 760 GTX
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starchild  +   890d ago
After using the Oculus Rift for myself it was obvious that VR is a big part of the future of video games and it was only a matter of time until the console makers would want to get involved.

I'm going to get the consumer Rift at launch and consoles adopting VR can only be a good thing for the future of VR gaming.

That said, there are going to be more limits on the consoles. You need a steady 60fps for VR and the stereo 3D also incurs some performance hit, especially if it is geometric 3D and not simple z-buffer based 3D.

Many games on consoles are going to be 30fps and those games either won't work in VR or they will have to be downgraded and pared back in order to run at 60fps in stereoscopic 3D.

Still, this is only a good thing. Many simpler games will work just fine. I'm happy I'll be able to enjoy VR on my PC and my PS4.

I do have to say, though, that if the consoles do jump on the VR wagon I hope that they will just support the Oculus Rift instead of trying to build another proprietary device. I will already own a Rift for my PC and it would be nice to be able to just use that same device on my console as well, instead of having to spend several more hundred dollars to get one that only works with that console.
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0ut1awed  +   890d ago
Hmm maybe they've chnged it since the last time I looked into it. That's cool then but if you're using VR and not rendering it in 3d then you're doing it wrong in my opinion. That of course brings you back to the rendering two images at once which makes my original comment still hold up.

Also if you want people to actually listen to your argument on the issue and you really have a problem wih typing "because" atleast use "cause." The only time I see the word "cos" on n4g is something like "the x1 rulez cos the ps4 dont got cod dlc fist." It's kiling your credability man.
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Mounce  +   890d ago
There IS nothing better than Oculus Rift right now, Sony is likely in talks with the team to make a PS4 model for them.
telekineticmantis  +   890d ago
TISK TISK TISK. It doesn't matter what Sony brings to the market they never impliment it the right way or know how to use it.

Now they are gonna jump on the VR wagon when they had an AR/VR headset that would of changed gaming as we know it SMH..../

They could of used it with the PS Move and the camera could turn the move into any kind of weapon or instrument, that would of blown everything else out of the water. Imagine using the PSMove rifle in a shooter and it resing into the game as any type of weapon, use the opposite hand to throw an AR/VR grenade, or the Move turning into an AR/VR Sword or a lightsaber,

Sony drops the ball with their tech all the time and that's why they dont succeed like other companies, with them.
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Gozer  +   890d ago
Lol is this some kind of joke? Sony doesnt have the money to fund this kind of r n d. If they escape with a victory regarding the ps4, you might see something in 20 years. It doesnt hurt to dream tho does it? Start by buying their eye toy camera, then you might see sony take an interest in this sort of thing. Until then, you are a hardcore poser. You are so stuck you dont know how to respond to progress. You will die out eventually and what you were afraid of will become the norm.
MuleKick  +   890d ago
You guys do realize that the Sony Personal Viewer has been on the market for about a year now right?

All they need to do is implement a wireless option.
Ala, PS Vita on your face via remote play.
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Rimeskeem  +   890d ago

1080p? if its nots better 2k or better then there no point but on a serious note the oculus rift looks prettier cool
SatanSki  +   889d ago
Haha yeah, thay want better resolution but their hardware lack power to render all games in 1080p even ithout 3d
UltimateMaster  +   889d ago
What will be the price tag?
I bet it can't be over 250$.
Hell, it should be around 200$ or 150$.
Hopefully, not as expensive as Sony personal 3D viewer...
I think sony wants something optimized for ps4 and works seamlessly with it.

Better to build ur own and not use rift.
allformats  +   890d ago
This is a legit MEGATON.
creatchee  +   890d ago
What, Kinect is a gimmick, but VR isn't?
MysticStrummer  +   890d ago
"What, Kinect is a gimmick, but VR isn't?"

Kinect combined with VR could be very cool indeed, but if it's a choice between Kinect or VR combined with a controller, give me VR all day.

Just my opinion.

@sincity - They want to move like a squid with Kinect, but then they downplay Octodad. ; )
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allformats  +   890d ago
Creatchee, VR isn't by no means a gimmick. I put on something and I see stuff in virtual reality, making the worlds come to life.

Kinect sees my wagging my hands like a man that's lost his mind to make something work. That is gimmick.
sincitysir1  +   890d ago
Oculus rift is a camera. Ur just moving your heard not ur whole body like a crazy squid. U like crazy squid? Hmm *crazy eyes*
DragonKnight  +   890d ago
@creatchee: "What, Kinect is a gimmick, but VR isn't?"

Also, all of these peripherals are merely the first baby steps towards this...
BallsEye  +   890d ago

You should see what guys from Project Spark do with kinect. Check out their youtube channel. In Project Spark you can mo-cap your movement with kinect (character basicly do what you do even facial expressions etc) you record it and BAM you got new animations for your char, NPC's, cutscenes etc. Ah it also records your voice and adds effects (troll voice for ex.). You can share your animations and voices in the community hub. Is that a gimmick :O?
Irishguy95  +   890d ago
Been saying it for years. Kinect is the future. Its useless right now but it is a step towards full on VR. Occulus rift are also a step towards it.

The final step is a mind reading device...(sounds mad but...well, technology is advancing a good bit when it comes to this). But, all towards the future right?

I just want my goddamn Full VR lightsaber combat game.
GiantEnemyCrab  +   890d ago
I saw Project Spark in action this weekend and it was crazy. I watched a guy build a fully playable platform level that looked as good as many indie games in about 20 minutes, using all his own assets.
hankmoody  +   890d ago
How many people do you know that would/could plunk down the $500 necessary to buy this? Not that many, I would imagine. And that answer translates to developers not supporting a niche accessory because of a low adoption rate. Don't get me wrong, I'm all for this but I don't see this being a huge success.
YNWA96  +   890d ago
Waiting for the holodeck....saving all your profiles here so I can use it there... Be careful.... Jean Luc and Worf are on my side..... Riker is probably screwing Diana....
AJBACK2FRAG  +   890d ago
Lol! I feel sorry for you!
Gster  +   890d ago
Console Wars!! PPPFFF!!

ravinash  +   890d ago
And I thought I had problems with the wife saying I'm ignoring her now when playing much worse when I have a VR helmet on!
Kingthrash360  +   890d ago
it will be just right....I can tune that bi*ch all the way out with this tek! ..... and porn would be of better use...I just throw this baby on when im smashing my,win.
sak500  +   889d ago

Smashing in your right hand and calling it a b!tch. Nice.

Grow up mate and have a gf first before trash talking anonymously on random forum sitting in your mom's basement.
The_Infected  +   890d ago
What's the deal with some saying it will be revealed next year and some saying it will be revealed at TGS? Which is it?

VR>Kinect 2
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cunnilumpkin  +   890d ago
more fail like move and 3d??

just make good games

quit with the gimmicks, no one is gonna be sitting around their house wearing that terrible looking piece of crap
DJMarty  +   890d ago
Sony has already been on record saying the had a Oculus Rift SDK and were playing around with it:)
FamilyGuy  +   890d ago
Either way it'll be cool. Sony making something similar/better or if they get Oculus Rift compatibility. I kind of hope they get Oculus just because I respect the ambitions of the company. Them declining to be sold/bought is pretty bold though when faced with a company like Sony MS of Nin showing interest.
specialguest  +   890d ago
My ultimate next gen dream will come true when the consumer version of the oculus rift arrives.

Check out this guy playing a horror demo on the oculus rift.

It seems like the horror experience is multiplied by 100 when you're totally immersed in the world.
Zancruz  +   890d ago
Just imagine playing a game like Dying Light with Oculus Rift and Move that would be beyond epic! I mean man, Just seriously think about it (No fanboy crap)... Looking around in full 3D with 1:1 motion controls for each arms... imagine looking through some supplies and a Zombie grabs you from behind? Yeah we would need to wear diapers is all im saying... lol
Joe913  +   889d ago
Sony has been working on HMD for at least 4 maybe 5 years not sure how long they been working on Oculus but I do know Sony showed off there headset first at a CES 4 or 5 years ago.
man xbox & ninty news is just lame on here lol sony is owning everything lol
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KonsoruMasuta  +   890d ago
Oh, yes. Now all we need is some eroge and a console port of Custom Maid.
KonsoruMasuta  +   890d ago
Why are people disagreeing? Do you not think the possibilities with this tech are great?
kingPoS  +   890d ago
Or what if some truly uninhibited mind melded a game with Oculus Rift & Kinect
Think Sword Art online... the game... for reals. lol
Joe913  +   889d ago
I can see this with some games but not most if I am playing a FPS or a game where you have a sword or something in the hands I would need something in my hands I think the PS move is good for these types of games a Kinect is great for workout games where you don't need anything in your hands. Kill Zone 3 using the PS move sharp shooter and 3d with my pulse headphones has been the best gaming experience since I started to play games never have I been so immersed in a game world.
alb1899  +   890d ago
could be nice.
Benjammin25  +   890d ago
Survival horror is going to hit a whole new level of terrifying.
MacDonagh  +   889d ago
Yeah. It could be nice but I'd be happier if they could just nail 60 fps 1080p on my telly first.

One thing is for certain that the headset is not going to be cheap.
fsfsxii  +   890d ago
"VR" in Solid Snake's voice.
He makes it look like the shieeeeeet
nunley33  +   890d ago
i would so play MGS VR missions with this.
Fishy Fingers  +   890d ago
Rather see them just support Oculus Rift than make their own version. Unlikely though.
Ryto  +   890d ago
I agree, or at the very least have a rebranded OR variant that is officially supported by Sony. But, if they can do better...
Azurite  +   890d ago
I was wondering why they didn't have a press release for a HMZ-T3 on Wednesday last week.
They've done so with the past two iterations on the last Wednesday of August.

And thought of VR-helmets when I saw the Driveclub trailer the other day:
The "player" looks left and right while still driving forward at 0:48.
Gster  +   890d ago
I think O.R. are aiming at a retail version of their V.R. headset to be in the region of 300 Euro. This would be a very attractive price. If Sony could do something similar with their own brand this would be ideal.
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thrust  +   890d ago
Why would you want it?
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WeAreLegion  +   890d ago
Try the Oculus Rift. Then, see if you want to ask that question again.
thrust  +   890d ago
No thanx, my tv will be fine for me.
WeAreLegion  +   890d ago | Funny
Nikola Tesla: I've invented containable electricity!

thrust: No thanx, my candle will be fine for me.
BlaqMagiq24  +   890d ago
Lol Genious comment Legion!
Hicken  +   890d ago
Why not, if it works well and contributes positively to gaming?

Oh, wait, it's Sony-related. No way you'd want such a thing.

Carry on.

Edit: You should read the article. This isn't about Oculus Rift, but Sony's own VR headset.
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TXIDarkAvenger  +   890d ago
Oculus Rift isn't Sony related.
Ginesis  +   890d ago
Because it's Sony smh
theWB27  +   890d ago
This will be that next frontier. I do hope one of these two do something with these headsets. Whomever takes the first step will make the other perk up. IDC who does it first, as long as it's done.
Infamous298  +   890d ago
as long it doesnt end like the virtual boy, i am ok with it.
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theWB27  +   890d ago
Oculus Rift is now supporting 1080p and they're developing through a Kickstarter. I have no doubt that Sony and Microsoft can put more money into this tech.

It seems Sony is doing this and Phil Harrison stated the OR is compatible with the X1 "There's high-speed USBs on the back of the console that allow for high-speed data transfer, and our platform is designed to be open and extendable"
KUV1977  +   890d ago
I believe this will only be a 3D-display, which is amazing enough, but I don't think it will feature head-tracking. SONYs last device didn't. But if it does and comes at a reasonable price I wouldn't mind owning one.
Azurite  +   890d ago
They did actually have a prototype with head tracking a year ago:
KUV1977  +   890d ago
Cool, totally missed that. I just know about their 999$ 3D-display only from last year.
Quicktopick  +   890d ago
PS4 + PSeye + this = Mindblown (a whole new World)
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gazgriff2k12  +   890d ago
they could put a cool blue light on the front to help the camera track it
plmkoh  +   890d ago
$999 3D display?

I just bought it 4 months ago for $540.
KUV1977  +   890d ago
Yeah, it was a year ago and overpriced already back then. It didn't sell very well, so a reduced price seems logical. Plus you probably meant the T1. I meant the T2, but still it is currently 'only' at $799 at Amazon. With this price however I don't see them pushing out something qualitatively in the range of the occulus while being affordable.

Still looking through it is like looking at a big TV, right? WIth the Oculus it is like real looking. You don't see borders. It fills your entire view. I hope whatever SONY is building is more like that.
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plmkoh  +   889d ago
Nope I have the T2.

But yes as you said it's like looking at a big TV rather than a larger FoV like in Oculus.

Personally I don't think Sony's offering is really that more expensive that the Occulus, the specs are greater as such commands a higher price. But of course entry price is an important factor, which is why the Occulus is a good entry point for the technology.
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KUV1977  +   889d ago
How are SONY specs better? The new specs are unknown and the T2-Specs are 2x720p whereas the Oculus-Specs are 1 shared 1080p.

ALso the experience is by far better on the Oculus versus the T2 (the new one being unknown). Don't get me wrong, I hope the new SONY-device will be awesome, but I am not going to pay $1000 for it when it is like looking at a big TV and I can buy something that fills my entire view for $300.
sprinterboy  +   890d ago
I think they will test the waters of vr towards the middle/end of the consoles life cycle like they did with 3D and properly introduce vr for ps5 when the helmets are more affordable, just my opinion.
Gster  +   890d ago
I doubt they will m8, the reason being that O.R. have suggested in a recent interview I seen, that their V.R. headset will be more than likely on the retail marked sometime in the near future. They specifically said it wasn't years but months away. I reckon we'll see it this time next year. That said, it means VR will be huge in the near future. Most gamers would be very keen to get this experience on their systems, personally I would if it was affordable. Sony if they were to wait to long, could miss out on huge piece of the pie!
Funnymonkey013  +   890d ago
Omg I would luv this to end can u imagine of u being in car driving as if u were in it or better if u were the person u created in a rpg and being there with ur own eyes!!! Guys I can say be ready to be blown away with games and 3d virtual gaming in future if Sony were to make this. Let me just say the 3d virtual gaming completely kills kenect in every way if it was invented and got our hands on in 2015 or later date.
Gster  +   890d ago
Here's just a little taste of what your talking about. It's the closest I've seen in any video of expressing what it would be like to drive with an O.R. on. Check it out!
sprinterboy  +   890d ago
Gt7 would be awesome with nuremburg
PSnation4  +   890d ago
kinect got nothing on this
Belking  +   890d ago
That's like saying a ferrari has nothing on a fighter two totally different things.
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KonsoruMasuta  +   890d ago
A Ferrari doesn't have anything on a fighter jet.

A fighter jet is far more advanced.
T2  +   890d ago
Too bad kinect is nothing like a ferrari , try minivan ... Its for soccer moms with kids
pyramidshead  +   890d ago
This could well be interesting... was always more interested in what Oculus could do rather than Kinect 2.0.
Belking  +   890d ago
Bathyj  +   890d ago
You're just too much. This isn't a gimmick, it's a game changer. I bet you were dying to get your hands on illumiroom which was a cool concept but not practical and nothing on a VR headset.
XboxFun  +   890d ago
THIS is the game changer? How is this a game changer but illumiroom not practical?

That makes little to no sense. Illumiroom turns your whole room into the game, it can be just as immersive without having to strap on a Geordi la Forge headset.
davidj88  +   890d ago

Because illumiroom isn't that practical in the home, for illumiroom to work on par as a VR headset it would have to be played in an empty pitch black room so that light reflected back practical is it to sit an empty room with lights off if say you have children or if your partner was doing housework while you were playing?
XboxFun  +   890d ago
"how practical is it to sit an empty room with lights off if say you have children or if your partner was doing housework while you were playing?"

really? So throughout the whole day and night your partner is cleaning and kids are running around the house?

How is any of that different from having a VR set strapped to your eyes and headphones on, completely cutting you off from what your little rascal children might be doing or your partner trying to get your attention? A VR seems more impractical if you bring that up.

And I have a game room where the walls are white are bear, illumiroom would be perfect.
Bolts  +   890d ago
Anyone who thinks this isn't game changer obviously have never put one on. VR is a real game changer, one that the industry haven't seen since the rise of dedicated 3D GPU in the PC and consoles.

If properly implemented and with the right control scheme a player using the Rift in BF 4 will have a huge situational awareness over a player without. In vehicle based games this is also a must. Imagine what it will be like to actually be inside a car in the next GT game instead of being stuck to a dashboard and static views.
MysticStrummer  +   890d ago
...but Kinect isn't...?

KUV1977  +   890d ago
Kinect totally isn't.

Go and try Oculus and then come back and say Kinect is in the same league. I dare you.

Both in combination however could be nice.
starchild  +   890d ago
That's ridiculous. Try the Oculus Rift yourself when you get the chance. I highly doubt you will have the same opinion.

VR is not a gimmick, it's just that the technology wasn't there in the early 90s to do it justice. The technology has finally caught up to the vision and it is incredible. Don't write it off as a gimmick until you try it yourself.
BlaqMagiq24  +   890d ago
More like the future. Yet you Xbots will be stuck with the gimmicky Kinect will innovate nothing whatsoever.
jcnba28  +   890d ago
Sounds like a gimmick but I'll wait before passing judgement.
biglittlesps  +   890d ago
This is what i greatly expected to come from PS4 and now its happening. Great!
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Killzoner99  +   890d ago
ROFL , just another nail in the Xbones coffin.
Dlacy13g  +   890d ago
I honestly don't want to see VR headsets become the next big thing. I have no desire to sit playing a game with something strapped to my face for as long and often as I game.
_LarZen_  +   890d ago
Options is always nice to have.
Dlacy13g  +   890d ago
Options yes...but i don't want to see this become the standard for gaming in the future. That was kinda where I was coming from.
Bolts  +   890d ago
Back in the days there were people who were against FPS because games like Doom gave them motion sickness. Like it or not a VR future is happening. It's only a matter of time.
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AceBlazer13  +   890d ago
Would love to play something like ace combat with o.r
TheFutureIsBlue  +   890d ago
I think whoever starts messing with this will win the generations to come.
mochachino  +   890d ago
I would prefer that they just supported Oculiys Rift, devs are already getting used to it and can program multiplat for it easily.
A_Gamer  +   890d ago
I guess it would be cool to use one of these things to play games or watch movies
_LarZen_  +   890d ago
If it's going to be VR they need to add head tracking for it. And with a price point at £1300 this is clearly not for everyone...
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progaor2013  +   890d ago
if this is lie im gonna go poastal if ture omfg november 15th can get here any faster
Liefx  +   890d ago
I've said this from the beginning. Look at how open they left the PS3 to implement new services, such as the Eye, Move, and PSVITA.

Only makes sense they would do it with VR headsets, considering it is the future and they have already dabbled in headsets.
kewlkat007  +   890d ago
and they say Kinect is a gimmick..
scott182  +   890d ago
I love the eye camera and kinect. VR addsa completely different element to a game.
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