Mick Hocking, senior director at Sony's Worldwide Studios, told Develop that that platform holder is experimenting with the technology in a variety of projects, including a first-person shooter.

"We've got a new head mounted display [pictured] that we showed at Consumer Electronics Show," Hocking said. "At the moment it's just a head-mounted display; the head isn't being tracked - but that's something we're doing R&D on.

"I have to say, what we've done in the R&D projects has just been fantastic. We're working with a couple of games at Sony that are experimenting with virtual reality type experiences."

None of these experiments appear to step outside of the R&D phase just yet, but Hocking reckons that virtual reality is no longer a pipe-dream.

"We've now got the power to do it, we've got the screen resolution to do it, we've got the processing power to update fast enough so that we can have very, very immersive experiences on head-mounted displays in gaming in the not too distant future," Hocking said earlier in the year.

"Being in a virtual world where I can see my virtual hands or a virtual gun, with all the things we can do in the gaming world, is going to be absolutely amazing."