Sony is reportedly gearing up to bring a virtual reality option to PlayStation, with development of a virtual reality head-mounted display said to be in the works at the company, to support the forthcoming PlayStation 4 console.
A report on Eurogamer
cites multiple sources that claim such a device was demonstrated with the racing game DriveClub, putting players in the cockpit of a car. They also indicate that it was originally supposed to be unveiled at the recent GamesCom expo in Germany, but that it has been pushed back to the 2013 Tokyo Games Show later this month.
No other details on the alleged display were offered, so we can't begin to compare it to the developing performance of the Oculus Rift, but an experienced hardware manufacturer like Sony should be well-placed to deliver something pretty special.
Sony has prior experience with head-mounted displays, having released the $1000 HMZ-T1 back in 2011, and revised T2 a year later. However, although those devices both had fancy 720p OLED screens, they only offered a limited field of view -- an experience likened to sitting in a movie theatre watching a distant screen, rather than full immersion to the viewer's peripheral vision as the Oculus has accomplished -- so they were marketed as a "Personal 3D viewer".