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Sony claims  Everquest Next  will include VR support
Sony claims Everquest Next will include VR support
February 6, 2014 | By Alex Wawro

February 6, 2014 | By Alex Wawro
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Sony Online Entertainment president John Smedley claimed that Sony is designing Everquest Next to support the Oculus Rift VR headset and hinted at the existence of Sony's own VR headset during a recent "Ask Me Anything" interview on Reddit.

"[W]e will support Oculus Rift in some way shape or form," read a post published by Smedley in response to a question about Sony's VR plans. "Probably for no other reason then it's really damn cool and programmers love that stuff."

When asked about whether or not the Everquest Next team is experimenting with alternate VR technology, Smedley published a response that seems to suggest Sony is designing a new device to compete with the Oculus Rift.

"[H]earing good things about 2 competitors..one of which actually comes from Sony," commented Smedley. "[S]o I'm thinking this is real and we may have our Snowcrash [sic] after all."

It's interesting news in light of the fact that Sony has long been rumored to be working on a proprietary virtual reality device that would be debuted in 2014.


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SD Marlow
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PS Vita VR Slim?

Jeremy Holla
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I believe this is what could have saved Nintendo this generation. If they coulda pulled a wii and got this into

living rooms just PRIOR to the other solutions becoming mainstream, at a cheaper price point than the others,

rather than slapping a screen onto a controller(which i like dont get me wrong), it could have spelled continued

dominance by Nintendo for another generation, dominance with inferior hardware but forward thinking ideas introduced at main stream price points.

Alas.


DISCLAIMER : The above scenario is neither likely nor forecast, just an observation that Nintendo is in dissarray and needs something, anything, and along with motion controls this seems right up their alley and they seem to be missing the boat.


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