Sony’s worst kept secret will be officially unveiled during the Game Developers Conference next month, a secret tipster speaking with electronics publication Tech Radar has claimed. Rumours regarding an Oculus Rift-esque headset for the PlayStation 4 have been rife since late last year, and it looks like the company is finally ready to confirm the speculation. It had previously planned announcements at both GamesCom and the Tokyo Game Show, but opted to refine the product a little further before showing it to the world.

According to the British publication’s anonymous insider – who apparently has first-hand experience with the add-on – the peripheral is going to surprise consumers. “The quality and resolution are really, really good,” the source said. "People will definitely be impressed with what Sony's built.” As the website points out, a GDC reveal makes sense, as it will allow the platform holder to get the product into developer’s hands, while also paving the way for a proper E3 blowout.

Unsurprisingly, the manufacturer has refused to comment on the rumours, but there’s so much smoke surrounding the unannounced peripheral that it seems almost certain that it’s happening. Assuming that the speculation is correct, the device will employ motion sensors to allow you to physically examine virtual worlds by moving your head. It sounds like a real innovation, but cost will be a big barrier for the manufacturer to overcome. How much would you pay for something like this? Let us know in the comments section below.

[via techradar.com]