PlayStation R&D's "Future of Innovation" Presentation at GDC 2014 Has Big PlayStation Reveal Potential
Post by Dan @ 12:41pm 10/03/14 | 0 Comments
The organisers of the 2014 Game Developers Conference have published the event's presentation schedule, and among the many contributors and topics this year one session in particular has caught the eye of tech publications.
On Tuesday, March 18 2014, Sony Computer Entertainment America are hosting a presentation titled "Driving the Future of Innovation", which unlike most other sessions has only the very vague description of "Join Sony Computer Entertainment for a presentation on innovation at PlayStation® and the future of gaming."
Notably, the presentation is being hosted by SCEA R&D's Richard Marks and Anton Mikhailov, the pair credited with the creation of Sony's PlayStation Move motion controllers and Eye Toy camera, to be joined on stage by PlayStation boss Shuhei Yoshida.
PlayStation tech has enjoyed a good showing at past GDC events, with the PlayStation Vita's augmented reality features having been revealed during GDC 2012, and the media getting its first hands-on with PlayStation Move back at GDC 2010, so a mysterious session from Sony at GDC 2014 with the right people involved has the makings for a big reveal.
Tech blog The Verge speculates that it could well be the unveiling of Sony's long-rumored virtual reality plans, pegged as PlayStation's answer to the Oculus Rift VR head-mounted display.
That said, the same reveal had been rumoured to be coming from Sony at the Tokyo Games Show last September, which obviously did not eventuate, so manage your expectations appropriately.