Sony's Virtual Reality Head Mountable Display system Patent.

New Sony Head Mountable Display system Patent appears online for what is sure to be the rumored PlayStation 4 Oculus Rift rival. The HMD will also use the PlayStation 4 Eye for Augmented Reality & motion tracking.

You can check out the patent drawing below.

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HelpfulGamer3676d ago

Sony's Virtual Reality Head Mountable Display Day One ! XD

hay3676d ago

Better wait for second or third revision. First Sony's HMD was pretty unconfortable, and managed to get second revision in around 6 months, which improved much.
Also it's worth to check the display type, and test personally for about one hour how it feels for you. Even OLEDs were damn straining.

Bolts-N-Rays11093676d ago (Edited 3676d ago )

Exciting times to be a gamer.

Rainstorm813676d ago

Thanks Oculus Rift for opening the door

hay3676d ago

Sony actually did HMD before Oculus Rift. Have one and don't find it much worse than Oculus(multiplatform benefit, and a bit improved design on the Oculus side).
Both simulate ~72" TV from about 3 meters, or around EyeMax experience. Image is good, wearing both produces slight discomfort.

I personally think it'll bomb as HMD bombed. Having screens burning your eyes from two inches away it's far from being good fun. Unless it somehow uses natural light, I fail to imagine this being used in longer periods than 30-60 minutes.

Don't get me wrong, I dreamed like crazy of VR for more than 20 years now. Until I experienced how the HMDs strains your eyes/brain...
Though HMD, driving wheel and a good racing simulator provides for some awesome driving experience. But try not to fall from your chair during solid drifts.

Jubez1873676d ago

This'll probably be as successful as 3D TV's and PS Move! Stop Sony, just stop. We wanna use controllers.

Idba3676d ago

Actually, this might be "the" big next thing, considering the praisee Oculusuu Rift has gotten

Rainstorm813676d ago

3D TVs aren't successful??

Why is it nearly every new model TV have 3D standard and majority of BluRays and Theatrical Films have 3D releases??

When did options become a bad thing??

Jubez1873676d ago (Edited 3676d ago )

No one has a 3D Tv

EDIT: http://www.cracked.com/quic...


And the fact that nintendo is making a 2DS because everyone turned the 3D mode off anyways

Kaze883676d ago

I think that nintendo did 2DS to make it cost less and sell more of the systems to kids.

Ive never been interested on 3D tv's and in the movies i always prefer 2D movies. But VR glasses like Oculus Rift really make games more immersive and differnt.

fOrlOnhOpe573676d ago

It will definitely get a lot of interest but Sony have to pitch it at an affordable attractive price if they are to make a serious go of it.

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Sony expands emotion-sensing plans with new patent for games that know & adapt to your feelings

From Xfire: "Imagine a PlayStation that could sense and react to gamer's joy, frustration, or boredom."

-Foxtrot5d ago

Great so my console is going to be depressed and anxious 24/7

Seraphim4d ago

come now Fox, we all know you also have bouts of enjoyment while playing some games. Therefore it's not all depression and anxiety, just 90% that. ;P

northpaws4d ago


No, when it knows you are depressed, then it would cheer you up, to keep gamers in a good mental state.

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TheColbertinator4d ago (Edited 4d ago )

Is Peter Molyneux working for Sony now?

RonnySins4d ago

No, thanks. I want to play games, not to be a lab rat for your experiments.

Seraphim4d ago (Edited 4d ago )

technically this could be used to enhance games. Struggling with something and just broke your controller. We see you, dial down the difficulty to noob so you can finally have that dopamine rush of excitement which comes from finally beating that boss...

I mean, I agree, no thanks, but patents like these tend to be rather premature and something that wouldn't come to fruition for a few+ more decades. Proof of concept and trademark so others can't capitalize on the idea... Even then, it did come to fruition it still requires the player to have a camera in their room or a headset on. Long as they don't force something like this similar to what XB did with Kinect then to each their own I suppose. It's a hard pass for me though, and if they tried to force something like this on a PS console, see ya later PS.

anast4d ago

Turn up. I'm ready. Let's open the flood gates, I'm in a hurry to some something "actually crazy" in gaming.