Jim Ryan Appointed President & CEO of Sony Interactive Entertainment

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Sony has officially announced that John Kodera has stepped down as president and CEO of Sony Interactive Entertainment (SIE), making way for previous SIE deputy president Jim Ryan to take the position. But Sony is committed to this and we’re in it for the long haul.”.

Sony Files Patent For In-VR Esports Tournament Spectator System

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Sony recently filed a patent application titled “Spectator View Into An Interactive Gaming World Showcased In A Live Event Held In A Real-World Venue” The patent describes using an array of cameras to make the VR user feel as if they’re attending the tournament. Valve added a spectator mode to the DOTA 2 international championships , but Sony’s approach adds a large audience too. Entertainment Gaming PSVR Sony Esports PlayStation VR sony

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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.” We’ve seen a glimpse of what such controllers might look like in Sony’s own patents. PSVR PlayStation VR sony Sony Interactive Entertainment

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Sony Warns of Supply Shortages for PlayStation VR

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Sony Hints Next-gen PSVR Could Bring HDR, Wireless, Eye-tracking & More

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Speaking this week at the Collision 2019 conference in Toronto, Sony Interactive Entertainment’s Vice President of Research and Development, Dominic Mallinson, detailed a number of “must-have ‘evolutionary’ improvements” for future VR headsets.

Sony Announces ‘Smurfs’ Mixed Reality HoloLens Game

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Sony’s latest edition to the Smurf reboot anthology, Smurfs: The Lost Village hits theaters today once again bringing the iconic 80’s characters back from the dead much to the delight of children and nostalgic adults everywhere.

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Sony Announces 4 Asia-Developed PSVR Titles Are Coming West

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Sony today announced four new titles for PlayStation VR at the annual ChinaJoy Expo in Shanghai—all of which have been confirmed to make it over to Western audiences. The post Sony Announces 4 Asia-Developed PSVR Titles Are Coming West appeared first on Road to VR.

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Hideo Kojima: VR Will ‘Significantly Change’ Entertainment, Education, and Culture

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Kojima’s split with his once great ally captivated gaming news for months and, now that he has founded his own company in partnership with Sony , his persona is being solidified as something of a digital cowboy. “Screen-viewing culture hadn’t changed for about 120 years, so I think the impact of VR will significantly change entertainment, our daily lives, education, culture, and so on. Tagged with: change , culture , entertainment , hideo , kojima , quote.

PS5 Won’t Arrive Until At Least 2021, Sony Says

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Sony Corp. Speaking to The Wall Street Journal a day after noting that the company’s current console, the PS4, was reaching the end of its lifespan, Sony Interactive Entertainment CEO Tsuyoshi Kodera stated that it would be another three years before PlayStation made its next big move. Wall Street’s report doesn’t make mention of what this might mean for PlayStation VR (PSVR), Sony’s virtual reality headset that’s powered by PS4.

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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. Sony Pictures has not been shy creating VR games for movie releases or adapting the experiences to different platforms.

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Sony, Fox, Disney And More Gather For ‘VR On The Lot’ At Paramount In October

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Sony: PlayStation VR Sales In The “many hundreds of thousands”

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We’re going to be playing guessing games when it comes to VR headset sales for a long time yet, but Sony has at least given us a ballpark to play with when it comes to PlayStation VR. PSVR VR Industry News Jim Ryan PlayStation VR sony VR sales

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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 Music Showcases Multiplayer VR Experience Using Vive, Not PSVR

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You’d think if a division of Sony was making a VR experience they’d be using the company’s own headset, PlayStation VR (PSVR). It’s surprising to learn, then, Sony Music Entertainment is working with a rival headset, the HTC Vive.

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Sony’s Streaming Service Crackle Jumps Into VR

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Announced last week by Crackle, Sony’s free streaming TV network, original drama series Snatch will be getting an exclusive VR bonus experience on PlayStation VR this summer. The post Sony’s Streaming Service Crackle Jumps Into VR appeared first on VRScout.

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Sony Pictures Plans to Use Nokia’s OZO to Make VR Content

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Sony Pictures has struck a deal with Nokia to create 3D 360 content using Nokia OZO , the company’s professional-quality 360 degree camera platform. Sony has said they’ll be using OZO to create both special 360 content and to livestream their own events.

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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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Sony Brings Your Phone Into PlayStation VR With ‘anywhereVR’

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Sony Is Skipping E3 For The First Time Ever In 2019

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In an unprecedented announcement today, it looks like Sony is skipping the enormous, annual E3 event in Los Angeles, CA for next year. The expo has been around for almost 25 years and Sony was one of the major players in its creation as a spin-off from CES. This is the first time Sony has not attended. According to Variety , they found out about this news deep within the Entertainment Software Association’s 2019 expo announcement. E3 Gaming PSVR e3 sony

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Sony and Lenovo just made a weird VR agreement

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Sony Online Entertainment today announced that it has struck a new patent licensing deal with Lenovo. Archive Business Daydream Gaming Lenovo PlayStation VR Sony virtual reality

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Sony Pictures Moves into VR, Appoints a VP of Virtual Reality

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Sony Interactive Entertainment (SIE) is neck-deep in virtual reality with its PlayStation VR device, but what about other subsidiaries of the larger Sony Corp? The post Sony Pictures Moves into VR, Appoints a VP of Virtual Reality appeared first on UploadVR.

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Nokia and Sony Pictures Team Up For 360-Degree Content

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In absence of an actual headset, users can swipe across their touchscreens and get a feel of how the open-ended perspective can benefit entertainment, news reporting, and even security. Tagged with: 360 degree , content , google play , nokia , Privilege Plus , sony , video , VR.

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Sony to launch multi-platform VR media service

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Sony Music Entertainment will launch its Littlstar Japan VR video services next month, the company announced Wednesday. will provide the VR delivery platform, Sony said in the announcement. Sony Music Entertainment

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Sony Pictures & Twitter Dive Into VRSony Interactive.

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Sony Pictures & Twitter Dive Into VR Sony Interactive Entertainment (SIE) is neck-deep in virtual reality with its PlayStation VR device, but what about other subsidiaries of the larger Sony Corp? vr virtual reality sony sony pictures twitter

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Sony Has Officially Sold Over One Million PSVR Headsets

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Earlier this year Sony confirmed it was nearing one million units when it announced 915,000 PSVR headsets sold as of February 19th, 2017, but now, according to The Verge, the company has officially surpassed one million as their total. “We’ll We’ll have freer supply in the marketplace,” Shawn Layden, CEO of Sony Interactive Entertainment America, tells The Verge. “We Are you one of the million consumers that have purchased Sony’s headset?

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New Patent Suggests Sony Is Working On Vive-Like Tracking For PSVR

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Sony’s PlayStation VR (PSVR) is a great headset, but tracking quality is a common complaint from users. Could that suggest that Sony is also working on a wireless version of PSVR? Tagged with: PSVR , sony , tracking , Vive. PSVR Sony VR Industry News sony tracking Vive

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Sony Has Now Sold Over 53 Million PlayStation 4 Consoles To Date After Big Holiday Push

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Sony’s PlayStation 4 continues to widen the gap between it and the Xbox One with a strong 2016. Over the holiday season alone in 2016 Sony announced that more than 6.2 Tagged with: PlayStation 4 , PS VR , ps4 , PSVR , sales , sony.

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New Sony Patent Points To Inside-Out Tracking For VR Headsets

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We’ve seen prototypes from Oculus with Santa Cruz and Intel’s Project Alloy-powered devices and now Sony is dipping their toes into the inside-out tracking race. Today we caught wind of a new Utility Patent Application from Sony Interactive Entertainment that would allow for inside-out tracking of interactive VR devices. Tagged with: PSVR , Sony Interactive Entertainment. PSVR Sony VR Industry News Sony Interactive Entertainment

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Sony to Show Procedural Animation System at GDC, Making NPCs More Believable in VR

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Sony’s Magic Lab are set to demonstrate a new procedural animation system which it says allows VR characters found in VR to “imbue a sense of shared space with the player” with realistic eye, head and body movements.

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Virtro Entertainment to bring their take on the Wizard Of Oz to PSVR with Run Dorothy Run 

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Virtro Entertainment – the female-led VR indie game studio out of Vancouver, Canada, today announced the release of Run Dorothy Run – an immersive endless-runner and rhythm VR game, with a cheeky take on the classic novel, "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz."

Sony Helps You Swing for the Green With Everybody’s Golf VR

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Which may entertain your lay fan of Golf video games. Tagged with: Everybody's Golf VR , golf , PSVR Facebook Twitter Reddit More The post Sony Helps You Swing for the Green With Everybody’s Golf VR appeared first on UploadVR. Sony VR Industry News Everybody's Golf VR golf PSVRSince the days of Nintendo’s Wii, there has been a promise of video games being able to replicate the actual movement of sports.

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The VR Fund: Entertainment VR Investments Jump 79% In Second Half Of 2017

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The Venture Reality Fund , a venture capital fund that tracks investments in the sector, reported that the number of investments in the entertainment sector in the second half of 2017 is up 79 percent compared to the same period a year ago. The number of investments in VR/AR entertainment was up 79 percent in the second half of 2017 (granted, it’s not quite over yet) compared to the second half of 2016.

XR in Entertainment: MTVVR and Virtual Sports Leagues?

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The Future of Immersive Entertainment. So, apart from gaming, how will we entertain ourselves and be entertained in the XR future? The post XR in Entertainment: MTVVR and Virtual Sports Leagues? By Emily Friedman. I recently went on a date in virtual reality. Yes, really.) From our respective apartments in Brooklyn and Manhattan, my date and I put on our Oculus Go headsets, opened Oculus Venues, and watched a live Everclear concert.

How Sony Is Kickstarting Mainstream Virtual Reality Adoption With the Launch of PS VR

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Sony is about to bring the third weapon to the high-end VR fight, and it could have a major impact on the market. The combination of content, pricing, and simplicity may mean that Sony could take a dominant position in the market over competition like HTC and Oculus. Sony’s Risks.

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Sony Explains Huge Per-Region PSVR Demo Disc Content Differences

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Responding to public reaction to the news that PlayStation VR buyers will receive far less content on their packed-in demo disc depending on where they live, Sony has responded with some sound reasoning to explain things. PlayStation VR Worlds – Sony London Studio.

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Sony’s Jumanji: The VR Adventure Is Drawing Attention For The Wrong Reasons

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Sony Pictures released Jumanji: The VR Adventure on Steam today, but the game’s attracting attention for the wrong reasons. Not since Rollercoaster Dreams have I been so entertained. Tagged with: Jumanji: The VR Adventure , Sony Pictures Facebook Twitter Reddit More.

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