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Sony revealing VR headset at GDC 2014

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Sony is set to unveil their competitor to the ever popular, not-yet-retail Oculus Rift, sometime at GDC 2014, according to a source close to the matter.

According to "confidential tipster" quoted by TechCrunch, Sony will finally reveal their oft-rumored VR headset presumably for the Playstation 4, at GDC 2014. The Game Developer's Conference, an annual showcase full of great talks and exhibits, runs from March 17-21st in San Francisco, California.

While the headset and reveal are still complete rumor, and the understandably confidential informant cannot be confirmed, it stands to reason that if Sony were to reveal a headset to rival the Rift, GDC would be a perfect place to win over developers and publishers eager to cash in on the VR craze. Revealing a headset in March would also set up developers and Sony for an opportunity to reveal VR exclusive games at June's E3, arguably the biggest game-centric event of the year.

"The quality and resolution are really, really good," the source said. "People will definitely be impressed with what Sony's built".

The source also goes on to state that,

Sony has deliberately taken its time to tweak and polish the headset before revealing it

Sony may be poised to dispel thoughts from Oculus Rift creator, Palmer Luckey, stating that the next gen consoles were "far too limited for what we're planning". While Sony is still mum on the release of the headset, or even existence, Microsoft is somewhat absent, or at the least laughable in concept on the VR landscape.

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