Sony Launching VR Headset During MWC 2016?

This weekend is probably going to be dominated by LG and Samsung's announcements tomorrow, a day before Mobile World Congress officially opens to the press, but that doesn't mean people aren't looking forward to what next week has in store. Where Sony is concerned, who has recently reminded us that they're holding an event on Monday morning, it seems as though we're headed for some sort of in-ear Bluetooth headset at least, but there could be more. Curiously absent from leaks and rumors over the past few weeks has been word of an Xperia Z6 or any smartphone release at all. That could be because Sony is looking to announce something a little different this year. A recent posting in an O2 forum across in the pond UK hints at a release of virtual reality headset for Sony devices.

Found inside of the Privelege app, available on Sony Xperia devices is a version of the film, The Walk, mastered for VR. The Walk is a film from TriStar Productions, itself owned by Sony Pictures, so it would make sense to see such a film mastered for VR by Sony. The curious thing here however, is that Project Morpheus is said to be a long way from release and Sony do not offer a mobile headset like Samsung's Gear VR. This could be a hint that Sony is preparing to launch one during MWC next week, after all why would there be a VR film in a Sony-exclusive app on a Sony device if they weren't going to offer the ability to watch it in VR?

There's a screenshot from the app down below, and while we haven't heard anything about a VR headset before now, the Japanese firm could have been sitting on a nice little secret all this time. Whatever the company is going to release, we'll be there during their press conference next Monday, and we'll have all the news that the firm has to offer fans. This weekend is shaping up to be a big weekend for those looking to get the biggest news from Mobile World Congress, but there'll be plenty next week as well, by the sounds of it.

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