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Sony says virtual reality is virtually a reality

'Got the power to do it,' says exec

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Amid the reshuffle of company positions, Sony has talked up the future of gaming. Don't worry, though, it's not another PS4 or Vita story, but the Holy Grail of home entertainment, virtual reality.

Remember Sony's head mounted display which was on show at CES 2011? Well, apparently the tech is now evolved enough to deploy. Lawnmower Man, eat your heart out.

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In an interview with Btween3d, Sony veep, Mick Hocking said: "Another thing that's coming back, which I'm very excited about, is the notion of virtual reality...

"We've now got the power to do it, we've got the screen resolution to do it, we've got the processing power to update fast enough so that we can have very, very immersive experiences on head-mounted displays in gaming in the not too distant future."

Exciting times, then. Perhaps Sony's new Augmented Reality technique will have a major part to play in all this.

Meanwhile, Andrew House, the new CEO of Sony Computer Entertainment International (SCEI), has reiterated Sony's stance that a next-gen console is currently unnecessary.

In an interview with CVG, House said he "still characterised this as the early period" for PS3, highlighting the fact Sony has only just started to explore potential for 3D.

House will replace Kaz Hirai, who will step up to become SCEI's Chairman on 1 September. ®

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