PlayStation 4 Virtual Reality

Pull out your Ron Paul animated images, because Sony could be gearing up for a megaton in just over a week’s time. The platform holder has announced a new GDC session, which aims to detail “the future of innovation” at the firm. Set to take place between 17:45PM and 18:45PM PST on 18th March, the panel will be hosted by Worldwide Studios president Shuhei Yoshida, EyeToy creator Dr. Richard Marks, and senior software engineer Anton Mikhailov.

While the first name should be instantly recognisable to almost all of you, more engaged readers may recall the latter two developers playing a pivotal part in the production and promotion of the PlayStation Move controller. Most recently, the incredibly talented twosome were spotted in a video for the Japanese giant’s new Magic Lab research and development department, which has been beavering away on eye-tracking technology for the PlayStation 4.

While the session description is very vague, strong rumours suggest that the manufacturer’s hypothetical Oculus Rift-esque headset will be announced at this month’s industry focused show. The presence of Yoshida during this particular presentation almost certainly indicates that we’ll be hearing something from one of the organisation’s first-party teams, with Marks and Mikhailov presumably on hand to outline the technology for developers.

Of course, there’s always a chance that the PlayStation maker may not reveal anything of importance during this panel at all – but the speculation appears to be aligning, doesn’t it? With an enormous amount of buzz surrounding virtual reality at the moment, there’s never been a better time for the firm to step into the space. All the same, the jury’s going to be out on the peripheral’s performance and price. Are you excited to see what the future holds? Strap yourself in courtesy of the comments section below.