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PS4 Doesn't Support Oculus Rift Right Now, But It May Do in the Future

Posted by Sammy Barker

Smiles all around

Oculus Rift is the future – at least, that’s what we’re told. The virtual reality headset allows you to explore three-dimensional worlds by looking around you – there’s even a racy role-playing game in production for the hardware. And the functionality could yet be coming to the PlayStation 4, if you read into the smiles of Sony Worldwide Studios president Shuhei Yoshida.

Asked about the innovation by Engadget at E3 2013 last week, the affable executive explained that he “loves” the technology. “We’ve got a couple of development kits,” he told the site, adding that the PS4 doesn’t support the headset at the moment. But will the system ever be compatible with the promising peripheral? “No comment,” he said, with a grin broader than a Cheshire cat.

Alright, so it’s about as far from a confirmation as you can get, but this definitely does sound like it would be up Sony’s alley. The company has dabbled with visors and headsets in the past, so some kind of co-branding partnership could work. Is this something that you’d be interested in? Let us know in the comments section below.


User Comments (14)



The_Chenger_123 said:

Oculus rift exclusive to the ps4....that would destroy anything xbox has. I dont know how much of a chance that has but I can dream.



Gamer83 said:

I'm not sure how much I'd like this. It's interesting tech though.



Grockumus said:

I can only imagine all the health warnings you'd have to read as you boot that thing up.



InsertNameHere said:

Sony should have continued working on their 3D headset, it would have been a great selling point for the PS4. Sony really needs to work on that - start it, but don't finish it - thing they've had since the Eyetoy.

On the upside, we're one step closer to Sword Art Online. Although after watching the series, I would be pretty paranoid about uploading my consciousness onto the net and getting cyber-napped.



Squiggle55 said:

This is exactly what I wanted to hear! I would be so very happy for the oculus rift to be compatible with the ps4. Match made in heaven. Please let this happen.



Ps4all said:

Heck yeah! I played a vr shooter at Epcot center back in the late 80s and quite frankly, I'm surprised its taken this long to get here!



charlesnarles said:

Yeah that's a good idea. TESVI with the goggles and the break apart controller would be a trip. Could we use the goggles in games that aren't FPS, like GTAV... 1st person car interior and the controller still steers? Could work. What about sports or action adventure or any game without a 1st person elements? They should run with it even if its uber-niche



LampShade said:

Yeah what Song needs another periphial when they haven't perfected the move enough with the gimmick crap and do the games without the bull dung



artemisthemp said:

Image playing The Evil Within with Pulse

Pretty sure it would be like watching Insidious with Pulse like view.

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