Join CNET on Tuesday for Sony's PlayStation GDC event

Join us in the early evening on Tuesday as Sony will most likely reveal its Oculus Rift competitor for the PlayStation brand.

Sony's PlayStation VR solution could resemble the company's previous VR efforts, such as the HMZ-T1 Personal 3D Viewer. Sarah Tew/CNET

Starting at 5:45 p.m. PT today, we'll find out exactly what Sony has up its R&D sleeve.

Hosted by Sony Computer Entertainment Worldwide Studios President Shuhei Yoshida with Sony Computer Entertainment of America R&D members Richard Marks and Anton Mikhailov co-hosting, the event will focus on "Driving the future of innovation at Sony Computer Entertainment", at least according to the invite Sony sent to the media for the event.

The inclusion of Marks and Mikhailov have led many to speculate that Sony will be announcing some type of virtual-reality solution for the PlayStation brand, which would be a competitor to the already-popular (even though it hasn't been released) Oculus Rift. The duo previously collaborated on Sony's Move controller and the PlayStation Eye camera for the PlayStation 4.

There's no confirmation that the event will actually touch on virtual reality at all. "Driving the future of innovation at Sony Computer Entertainment" could refer to almost anything; however, the good money is that we will see an Oculus competitor, especially given the rumors we've been hearing since last year.

I tried an older version of the Oculus Rift and found it limiting, particularly in screen resolution and clarity. The new version of the Rift supports high-definition,though, and is reportedly much easier on the eyes. Hopefully, Sony's solution -- if it is indeed announced -- will go a few steps beyond even what the Rift is currently capable of. Honestly, it kind of has to or what's the point?

Anyway, we'll all hopefully know more later today.

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