Sony's long-rumoured PS4 virtual reality headset will be revealed at the Game Developers Conference next week, a new report claims.
Backing up previous reports suggesting Sony intends to showcase VR hardware at the San Francisco event, Edge claims to have received confirmation of the platform holder's plans from multiple developer sources.
The site has been told that select third party studios are already in possession of a prototype Sony headset described as "far superior to Oculus Rift's first incarnation, though that is expected to even out a little with the arrival of Rift's new, more advanced Crystal Cove devkit".
The headset will reportedly be revealed during Sony's GDC session next Tuesday, March 18. 'Driving the Future of Innovation at Sony Computer Entertainment' will be presented by SCE Worldwide Studios president Shuhei Yoshida, SCEA R&D senior director Richard Marks, and SCEA R&D senior software engineer Anton Mikhailov.
CVG understands that Sony had originally intended to debut the Oculus Rift-like device at Gamescom in August 2013, but delayed the reveal until September's Tokyo Games Show, before again pushing it back in order to allow more time to develop the hardware before offering it up for public scrutiny.
A games developer familiar with Sony's plans, who wished to remain anonymous, recently told CVG that Evolution Studios is currently working with the device to simulate a cockpit view on its PS4 title DriveClub.