Tue.Feb 23, 2021

Sony announces that a new VR headset is coming for PS5, but not in 2021

The Ghost Howls

In a blog post published on PlayStation Blog, Hideaki Nishino , Senior Vice President, Platform Planning & Management at Sony Interactive Entertainment, has announced that a new PSVR headset is coming for PS5, but not this year.

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Sony Announces “Next Generation” VR Headset For The PlayStation 5

VRScout

Improved resolution, enhanced tracking, and new VR controllers confirmed. Earlier this morning, Sony dropped a major bombshell on PlayStation fans with the reveal of a new VR system for the PlayStation 5.

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Qualcomm Announces Tethered AR ‘Smart Viewer’ Reference Design with Onboard Co-processing

Road to VR

Qualcomm, maker of chips and technologies for mobile devices, today announced a reference design for a tethered AR headset which is tethered to a phone or PC but also contains its own chips to handle some onboard processing.

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‘Z-Race’ Gameplay Trailer Shows Off Futuristic Zero-G VR Racing

VRScout

Mario Kart meets F-Zero in this physics-driven racing experience. This week developer XOCUS gave us our first look at actual gameplay from Z-Race , an upcoming VR racing game in which players go head-to-head using futuristic anti-gravity racing ships.

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Next-Gen VR Dev Kits for PS5 Shipping Soon with “completely new VR format”

Road to VR

Sony today announced that its next-generation VR headset is coming —not in 2021, but it’s definitely a thing. In an interview with GQ , Sony Interactive Entertainment CEO Jim Ryan says dev kit headsets are close to landing in the hands of developers.

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Sony Confirms Next-Generation PS5 VR Headset Coming Post-2021

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Sony Interactive Entertainment today officially confirmed it will release a next generation PS5 VR headset in the future. The headset, which does not have an official name, will not launch this year.

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You Can Now Mark Your Real Couch On Oculus Quest

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Oculus Quest software v26 adds the ability to mark your real-world couch in VR. This is a new feature of the Oculus Guardian safety boundary system. As far as we can tell you can add one couch per Guardian area.

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nDreams Announces $2M Fund for VR Devs Looking for a Publisher

Road to VR

If you’re developing a VR game, you may be able to strike a deal with one of the most senior VR studios out there. nDreams, a developer and publisher of VR games, announced the creation of a $2 million fund which it will use to co-fund and publish externally developed VR titles.

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Fight Aliens In Crashland For Oculus Quest, Releasing Thursday

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Ever crashed on an unknown planet and had to fight off hostile alien creatures until help arrives? Well, that’s what you’ll be doing this Thursday when Crashland launches on Oculus Quest. Announced out of the blue on Twitter yesterday , developer Ll?r

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How Big is the Mobile AR Market?

AR Insider

O ne striking realization about spatial computing is that we’re almost seven years into the sector’s current stage. This traces back to Facebook’s Oculus acquisition in early 2014 that kicked off the current wave of excitement… including lots of ups and downs in the intervening years.

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PlutoSphere: The Cloud VR Streaming Service You’ve Been Waiting For?

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PlutoSphere is a new VR streaming platform for people without a gaming PC to play high-end SteamVR content on headsets like Oculus Quest.

USA TODAY Offers Captivating Mars Rover AR Experience

ARPost

The Perseverance Mars rover is now active on the surface of the Red Planet, and you can follow its mission in a brand new way. USA TODAY recently added a Mars rover AR experience to its mobile app, allowing users to be a part of the most exciting NASA mission to date.

New Pavlov Shack Gameplay Shows Quest 2 Improved Graphics

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Pavlov developer davevillz posted on Twitter a quick clip of some new Pavlov gameplay running on an Oculus Quest 2, which will feature “improved graphics” once it comes to Oculus App Lab.

Lenovo Updates ThinkPads: New Intel and AMD Processors, New Displays, New Designs

Anand Tech

Today Lenovo is announcing a slew of updates across a large portion of their ThinkPad lineup, and updating their business-focused products for 2021.

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PS5 VR Is ‘Completely New Format’, Dev Kits ‘About To Go Out’ – Sony

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Hot off the back of announcing a new PS5 VR headset , Sony Interactive Entertainment also confirmed that developer kits for the device will be shipping out soon. SIE CEO Jim Ryan confirmed as much in an interview with GQ , simply stating: “Dev kits are about to go out.”

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Lenovo Introduces The ThinkVision P40w: 40-inch Thunderbolt 4 Display With Intel AMT

Anand Tech

Alongside a raft of ThinkPad updates, Lenovo is also announcing a new monitor to pair nicely with those Thinkpads. The Lenovo ThinkVision P40w is a rather impressive looking product, offering a 39.7-inch 21:9 panel, featuring a 5120x2160 WUHD resolution. And that’s not all.

Vertical Shift Is Spider-Man VR With Multiplayer On Quest Now

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Time for another Spider-Man-style VR game, this time with multiplayer support. Vertical Shift is a new release on SideQuest for Oculus Quest, and pits players against each other in athletic multiplayer competitions.

PS5 restock in 2021 has good and bad news says PlayStation chief

Slashgear

Sony’s PlayStation chief has promised greater supplies of the PS5 as the year progresses, though gamers hoping to skip restock hell and reseller price gouging may still find themselves disappointed by the end of 2021.

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The Climb 2 Launching For Oculus Quest Next Week On March 4

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Crytek stopped the teases today and revealed the actual release date for The Climb 2. It’s coming to Quest / Quest 2 next week on March 4!

Revealed! The secret message on Perseverance rover’s Mars parachute

Digital Trends

The parachute that helped carry NASA’s Perseverance rover to the surface of Mars last week featured a hidden message. And space fans have managed to decode it. News Mars mars rover NASA Perseverance space

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Qualcomm Reveals AR Viewer Reference Design Based On XR1

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Qualcomm announced a reference design for what it calls an “AR Smart Viewer” meant to enable manufacturers to build on the idea more quickly. Qualcomm developers a number of reference designs that showcase some of the potential of devices built around its chips.

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The Future of Sports: How biometric data and A.I. will revolutionize athletics

Digital Trends

Through biometrics and artificial intelligence, tech is reshaping sports and the athlete of tomorrow. The goal: Solving the puzzle of human performance. Features Health & Fitness ai Artificial intelligence atheltes atheltics biometrics Catapult Sports coaching the future of Zone7

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How Virtual Reality Movies are Keeping the Industry Going During the Crisis

ARVR

With all of the lockdown measures in place in many parts of the world, movie theaters and the cinema industry at large are going through a tough time. One of the technologies that can help excite viewers about upcoming films in virtual reality.

USA TODAY Offers Captivating Mars Rover AR Experience

ARPost

The Perseverance Mars rover is now active on the surface of the Red Planet, and you can follow its mission in a brand new way. USA TODAY recently added a Mars rover AR experience to its mobile app, allowing users to be a part of the most exciting NASA mission to date.

PlayStation Confirms New VR Headset For PS5

VR Fitness

While Sony made the jump to the next-generation of consoles late in 2020 with the release of the PS5, the company hadn’t yet confirmed if it had plans for the future of virtual reality either.

A Major Ocean Current May Be Hurtling Towards Collapse

GizModo VR

The ocean may have less time than we thought before massive, irreversible shifts take place. A new study finds that a crucial ocean system may reach its “tipping point” sooner than predicted if the rate of climate change continues at a breakneck pace. Read more.

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What happened to NASA’s spacecraft after it dropped off the Perseverance rover?

Digital Trends

After delivering the Perseverance rover to the surface of Mars, NASA's spacecraft was last seen disappearing into the martian dust. So where did it go? News Mars Mars 2020 NASA Perseverance space spacecraft

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Texans Could Be Paying Off Their Obscene Energy Bills for Decades

GizModo VR

The costs of the Texas blackouts is still mounting, but it’s becoming increasingly clear that Texans could be saddled with energy bills they’ll be paying for decades absent government intervention. Read more.

Next-gen PlayStation VR for PS5 confirmed: Sony’s big promises

Slashgear

Sony has spilled the first details of PlayStation 5 Virtual Reality, confirming that a new PlayStation VR system is in the works, though don’t expect to be putting the headset on this year.

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SolarWinds Hackers Also Went After NASA and the FAA

GizModo VR

Apparently not content with having penetrated the networks of such piddling federal agencies as the U.S.

PlayStation CEO: More News On Next-Gen PSVR Coming ‘Soon’

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Today Sony surprisingly confirmed development of a next-generation PSVR headset built specifically for the PS5. There is no official name yet and details are scarce, but in an interview with Famitsu PlayStation CEO Jim Ryan said more details are coming “soon.”