The rumor is that Sony might announce its Oculus competitor at GDC – speculation fueled by two of the presenters (Marks and Mikhailov) who have some experience with new technology and might signal the announcement of a commercial implementation of the HMD prototypes Sony has been showing around. While the Sony device is probably going to be targeted at the PS4 – let’s hope that they 1) price it competitively and 2) publish a multi-platform SDK. I’ve seen many bits of excellent tech die because the parent company wanted to “guide” development when in reality you want the thing to take off like one dollar beer on habañero salsa night. The official entrance of a commercially successful company such as Sony into the VR market seem to be further proof that the market is starting to be a viable one.
Here’s the GDC information;
Driving the Future of Innovation at Sony Computer Entertainment