Sony's testing 3D Virtual Reality games, with headsets and everything. Early '90s, here we come
Every five years or so, someone tips Virtual Reality to "really take off soon". Sony has been showing off its twin-OLED screened headset at conventions for a while now, but it turns out that the device's development behind the scenes is actually going way beyond a simple 3D delivery system. In Sony's R&D lab, it's now incorporating head tracking and even having specific games developed to work with it.
Better believe it - Virtual Reality may be making a(nother) comeback.Mick Hocking, senior director at Sony Worldwide Studios, told Develop: “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.”