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Sony GDC presentation to focus on “innovation” and “future of gaming”

Sony has announced that its GDC 2014 presentation next week will be focused on “the future of gaming”.

The panel Sony is hosting at the annual Game Developers Conference later this month could see the Japanese gaming giant unveil its PS4 virtual reality headset for the first time.

Sony’s GDC panel will take place on Tuesday, March 18 and will be hosted by none other than Shuhei Yoshida, President of Sony Computer Entertainment Worldwide Studios, and two key R&D team members – Senior Director, Richard Marks and Senior Software Engineer, Anton Mikhailov.

According to the official GDC schedule, Sony’s presentation will be centred on “innovation at PlayStation and the future of gaming.”

The announcement comes just weeks after rumours suggested Sony is preparing to launch its PS4 virtual reality headset at GDC 2014.

“Sony has deliberately taken its time to tweak and polish the headset before revealing it,” said a source who claims to have spent some time with Sony’s VR headset.

“The quality and resolution are really, really good. People will definitely be impressed with what Sony’s built.”

The first rumours surrounding Sony’s virtual reality headset initially surfaced in September 2013, with sources claiming that the gaming giant had made a last minute decision to abandon plans to unveil the headset at Gamescom 2013.

Supporting the rumours of a virtual reality headset launch at GDC is Sony’s choice of panel hosts.

Both Mikhailov and Marks played major roles in the developments of the PlayStation Eye camera and PlayStation Move motion gaming peripheral for the PS3, so it would make great sense for the duo to be heavily involved in the development of Sony’s VR headset.

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