Launching Tomorrow, Sony Reveals How Farpoint’s PS VR Aim Controller Came to Life

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Farpoint , one of the most anticipated titles for PlayStation VR, hits stores tomorrow along with the new VR device it was designed alongside, the PSVR Aim Controller. Farpoint, Image Courtesy Sony. So why does the PS VR Aim Controller look the way it does? Image courtesy Sony.

Sony Licenses ‘Advanced Haptics Patent Portfolio’ For ‘VR Controllers’

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Haptic feedback technology company Immersion Corp signed an agreement with Sony to license their “advanced haptics” patent portfolio. The company stated that Sony can use this to leverage their technology for “gaming controllers and VR controllers.” The current PlayStation VR motion controller, PlayStation Move, uses a simple rumble motor much like standard gamepads. LRAs offer lower latency and finer control over vibration frequency.

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Sony Announces 2 New PSVR Bundles Coming This Month

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If you were wondering what Sony’s next big hardware bundles were going to be, wonder no more. PlayStation Move Motion controllers (two). The post Sony Announces 2 New PSVR Bundles Coming This Month appeared first on Road to VR.

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Sony Sold 4.2 Million PSVR Headsets

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Sony officially cleared a new sales milestone of 4.2 Sony is the only wired VR headset manufacturer to release actual sales figures. We last heard Sony cleared 3 million headsets sold in August 2018. The PlayStation Aim controller (above) was released in 2017 with support in some VR shooters. A Sony livestream today announced a series of new VR games coming to the system in the next few months, including No Man’s Sky and Five Nights At Freddy’s.

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PS VR Aim Controller Could Be Sony’s Secret Weapon

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Sony patents next-gen VR motion controllers

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As reported by VRFocus, Sony has released two new patents that may indicate next-generation motion controllers. The PS Eye camera and PS Move controllers are both re-purposed PlayStation 3 peripherals.

Wireless PSVR Headset Detailed In New Sony Patent

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The future of Sony’s PSVR headset just got even more promising. Still, if Sony is working on an official solution for its next VR headset it could mean a big jump in immersion between PSVR 1 and 2. The assumption is that such a device would run on Sony’s next console, a hypothetical PS5. There have been plenty of other patents from the company that point to new controllers and tracking systems too. PSVR VR Industry News PSVR 2 sony wireless PSVR

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Sony Application Suggests New PlayStation Move Controller On The Way

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PlayStation 4 Pro Unboxing: New Sony Console and New DualShock 4 Controller

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When Sony debuted the console at its PlayStation Meeting two months ago in New York, everyone already knew what to expect and we were left a bit disappointed overall. hardware PSVR Sony console neo playstation pro PS VR ps4 sony

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Sony Announces 4.2 Million PlayStation VR Units Sold

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Sony today revealed its latest PlayStation VR sales milestone of 4.2 Sony announced today that it has reached 4.2 Data courtesy Sony, chart by Road to VR. Includes PS Move controllers. Includes PS Move controllers. Sony has been totally silent.

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Sony Announces 5 Brand New Games Heading to PSVR

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At Sony’s E3 2017 presentation the company announced a slew of brand new titles heading to PSVR. Though Skyrim is coming to PSVR, Sony’s E3 presentation also featured a section dedicated to brand new PSVR games not seen anywhere else yet.

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Sony Patents Reveal Possible Cancelled PSVR Glove Controller

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New patents from Sony give us a slightly better look at its work prototyping a glove controller for its PlayStation VR (PSVR) headset. Earlier this year we reported that Sony had looked into a glove controller for PSVR but ultimately decided not to progress with it, at least that the time. However, they were published last year, suggesting these might be the gloves Sony has since abandoned. This could be a means of control for locomotion.

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Sony Cuts Price of PSVR & PS4 Console by $100 for Week-long Black Friday Sale

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image courtesy Sony. The Skyrim bundle includes the updated PSVR headset ( CUH-ZVR2 ), PlayStation Camera, two PlayStation Move controllers, and Skyrim VR with Dawnguard, Hearthfire, and Dragonborn DLC.

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Sony May Have Just Patented New PSVR Controllers

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Sony’s PlayStation VR (PSVR) is a great headset with arguably the strongest library of any VR device out there, but it’s no secret that the PlayStation Move controllers hold it back somewhat. We’ve heard rumors that a new controller may be on the way and now a new patent might give us our first look at it. As interesting as these patents are, there’s no way of telling if Sony will actually ever release these controllers.

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PlayStation is Developing New First Party PSVR Titles With Support for Aim Controller

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At a PlayStation VR session today at GDC, Sony stated that first-party PSVR titles with support for the new Aim peripheral are in development. SEE ALSO Hands-on: 'PSVR Aim' Controller Debuts with 'Farpoint' FPS.

Sony To Close ‘RIGS’ Developer Guerrilla Cambridge

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Guerrilla Cambridge, the UK-based developer behind the high-profile multiplayer FPS, is to close, owner Sony has confirmed to UploadVR today. ” RIGS was one of the biggest games of PlayStation VR’s launch line-up, and one of the few to be developed internally at Sony.

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PSVR Aim Controller Launches with ‘Farpoint’ on May 16th, Co-op Confirmed

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At GDC 2017, developers Impulse Gear confirmed that their VR shooter Farpoint has Co-op, and will launch in a bundle with the PS VR Aim Controller on May 16th. SEE ALSO Official: Sony Sold Nearly 1 Million PlayStation VR Headsets in 4.5

New PSVR Controllers May Include Trigger Resistance, Hand Detection

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Sony’s rumored new PSVR controllers have returned in two new patents, sporting some interesting features. We first spotted these new controllers in a patent published in January 2018. Judging by the documents, they ditch the glowing orb seen on the original PlayStation Move controllers. The first is for what Sony calls a ‘sense-of-force presentation’ To us, it sounds a lot like a basic form of haptic feedback.

Sony Slashes PlayStation VR + ‘Gran Turismo Sport’ Bundle to $200

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After announcing the company sold over 2 million PSVR headsets to date , Sony is now lowering the price of one of its latest bundles to just $200, which includes PlayStation VR, PS Camera, and a copy of Gran Turismo Sport (2017). Image courtesy Sony.

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Sony: “Nearly All PSVR Titles Will Support DualShock 4 Controllers”

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Sony is gearing up for the PlayStation VR’s launch this October , but you shouldn’t be boxing up your DualShock 4 gamepad in favor of the Move motion controller just yet. To clarify, Sony told Eurogamer this: All PlayStation VR titles will support DualShock 4 controllers.

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Sony Releases PSVR’s Top 10 Most Downloaded Games of 2017, ‘Job Simulator’ Tops the Chart

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Sony has compiled a list of the top 10 PSVR games downloaded in 2017. If your interested in Sony’s complete offerings, including the top 10 downloaded games on PS Vita, PS4 and PS4 add-ons – check out the official blog post here.

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Sony Releasing Updated PlayStation Move Controllers For PSVR

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Sony chose not to refresh the design of its PlayStation Move motion controllers for the launch of PlayStation VR (PSVR) last year but, now nearing the headset’s first birthday, it’s decided that might’ve been a good idea after all. Yesterday we reported that Sony was releasing an updated PSVR model with a slightly improved design.

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Sony Promising PS5 Support For PSVR Gives VR A Clear Future

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Yesterday, Sony officially embraced that strategy for its 2.5-year-old virtual reality headset PlayStation VR, and in so doing may have saved a great device from an unnecessarily early death. By confirming earlier this week that the PlayStation 5 won’t arrive this year, and that it will continue to be PSVR-compatible, Sony’s senior PlayStation system architect Mark Cerny effectively threw the PSVR the lifeline it has needed for at least a year.

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Trouble With PS VR Tracking? Turn Off The Light, Says Sony

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PlayStation VR reviews hit last week and, while mostly positive, many flagged issues with tracking either of the headset itself or its controllers. According to Sony, this could be down to issues with light. hardware VR Headsets controls PlayStation VR sony tracking

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PS VR is a Great Platform, But The Move Controller Will Hold it Back

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Sony Patents Prescription Glasses With Eye-Tracking To Use With VR Headset

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Sony has patented what looks like a pair of prescription glasses for use with VR headsets like PSVR. Designing custom glasses intended for use with a headset could help Sony bring in more VR enthusiasts for PSVR or perhaps the unannounced PSVR 2. At a time in which companies are striving to make VR more accessible, we have to wonder if Sony would really ask people to buy glasses specifically designed for use with headsets. Well, this is an interesting little design.

Sony Is Selling Standalone PSVR Aim Controllers… In Taiwan

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Right now the only way to get hold of Sony’s Aim Controller for PlayStation VR (PSVR) is to buy it as part of a bundle with VR first-person shooter (FPS), Farpoint. We’ve reached out to Sony to ask if this standalone version will be coming to the west anytime soon. Chances are you’re still hunting for a controller.

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Sony Japan Studio Announces VR Platformer ‘Astro Bot Rescue Mission’ For PSVR, Teaser Trailer Here

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Sony Japan Studio today announced a new platform action game for PSVR starring the cute little robots made famous in Sony’s The Playroom (2013) and The Playroom VR (2016). Image courtesy Sony Japan Studio.

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Sony’s Richard Marks Expects Natural Voice Input to Play Major Role in VR’s Future

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In a recent interview with Glixel , Dr. Richard Marks, head of Sony’s Magic Lab R&D team, talked about PSVR’s development history, social VR, and a possible holodeck-style future. Project Morpheus prototype | Photo courtesy Sony.

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PSVR Aim Controller Review: Feel The Game Like Never Before

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But now that we’re a full year into the life cycle of the consumer VR market peripherals for add-ons (such as the PlayStation VR (PSVR) Aim Controller for the PSVR itself) are now a thing and the amount of space they take up is more than doubled. PSVR Reviews Sony Aim Controller

Sony Releases ‘Passengers: Awakening’ VR Experience

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Developed in collaboration with Sony Pictures VR, MPC , and Q Department , Passengers: Awakening is less of a game and more a movie set exploration experience. With simple puzzles that require a Rift Touch or Vive controller as your virtual tool, you can quickly breeze through the experience.

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Sony Releases List Of Non-Gaming PSVR Launch Titles

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Virtual reality isn’t just for gaming, and Sony wants to make that perfectly clear to potential owners of their brand new VR headset. Below is a list of the 10 titles including the official descriptions from Sony. News Playstation VR Sony Vrideo Within

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Sony’s London Studio Doubles Down With VR as Its Top Priority

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Sony’s London Studio is behind PlayStation VR Worlds (2016) , a collection of VR vignettes for PSVR—including the lauded ‘London Heist’—which was included in some of the headset’s launch bundles. Image courtesy Sony London Studio. Image courtesy Sony.

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Sony Expects Early PSVR Sales to Reach “Many Hundreds of Thousands”

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Sony is setting high near term sales figure expectations for PlayStation VR’s rollout. Speaking with CNBC earlier this week , Jim Ryan, President of Sony Computer Entertainment Europe, spoke to the company’s confidence in early traction of the PSVR headset.

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Official: Sony Sold Nearly 1 Million PlayStation VR Headsets in 4.5 Months, Despite Limited Stock

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Sony is the first of the big three tethered VR headset makers to drop official PSVR sales figures: 915,000 PlayStation VR headsets sold as of February 19. Speaking with the New York Times recently , Andrew House, President of Sony Computer Entertainment, confirmed the PSVR sales data.

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Watch Sony’s E3 Livestream Here @6PM PST, ‘Battlefront 2’ for VR, ‘Golem’, and Aim-compatible Games

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E3 2017 is here, and Sony’s conference is kicking off tonight at 6PM PST ( local time here ) where VR announcements are sure to await. At a special pre-GDC 2016 event, Sony announced PSVR’s official launch date and showcased many games at a hands-on sessions after the event.

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Community Download: Is Sony Pulling Away From PlayStation VR?

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Last year, the Oculus Rift (Facebook), HTC Vive (HTC and Valve) and the PlayStation VR (Sony) all debuted, and Samsung just announced 5 million of its Gear VR headsets have shipped. And yet as 2017 begins, the question must be asked: is Sony already beginning to pull away from PS VR?

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