Sony's virtual reality headset already stacks up nicely against the Oculus Rift, but the company could also have a secret weapon. Last year, Sony revealed it was working on technology to let you control games with your eyes — technology that we just tried here at the 2014 Game Developers Conference. The same Sony team behind the Project Morpheus VR headset, the PlayStation Move, and the PlayStation Camera are also showing off a modified version of Infamous: Second Son where your eyes control where your character is looking.
During a conversation about virtual reality technology at the Game Developers Conference, Microsoft Game Studios' Phil Spencer said "I think the technology is really interesting, and it’s definitely something we’ve been playing with for quite a while."
Spencer doesn't believe "every experience requires goggles on my head," but admitted to the value of "being able to completely audibly and visually immerse players."
The Verge is live at Game Developers Conference 2014 in San Francisco. The annual gaming event has played host to a number of announcements this year, led by Sony's dive into the world of virtual reality. Project Morpheus, Sony's prototype VR headset, was unveiled on March 18th at the company's GDC press conference.