Sony Acquires Insomniac Games

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Insomniac Games — the developers behind Sony’s PS4 megahit Spider-Man — are going to become part of Sony Worldwide Studios. We’re curious what this means for the future of PC-powered games from Insomniac.

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Sony Paid $229 Million To Purchase Insomniac Games In 2019

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Last year Sony Interactive Entertainment acquired Insomniac Games, the developers of critically-acclaimed and commercially successful games for both VR and non-VR formats. As a result of this acquisition, Insomniac Games has become a wholly-owned subsidiary of Sony.”

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Sony’s Mysterious PSVR Studio Is Closing Before It Even Revealed Its ‘AAA’ Game

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Sony’s mysterious first-party development team, focused exclusively on making ‘AAA’ PSVR games, is closing down before it even revealed its first game. According to the report, the move was made “to close it as part of our efforts to improve efficiency and operational effectiveness” Sony opened the new studio in 2015, a year ahead of the launch of PSVR, with the aim of making games exclusively for the headset.

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Blood & Truth Dev Sony London Hiring For Next PSVR Game

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Sony London, the studio behind Blood & Truth , is staffing up for its next VR game. We’re looking to hire gameplay & AI programmers @LondonStudioHQ , come and make first party games for @PlayStation and work with the talented crew who made #BloodAndTruth.

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Sony Reveals AR Headset Prototype in New Ghostbusters Location-based Attraction

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Ginza Sony Park, the Japanese tech giant’s Tokyo-based hub for Sony brand promotion, is now playing host to a new Ghostbusters -themed multiplayer experience using a newly revealed Sony AR headset prototype.

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Sony Tests New AR Ghostbusters Experience In Japan

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Sony announced a new AR experience based on the Ghostbusters franchise. It will be available at the Sony building at Ginza Park in Japan from this month. Nonetheless, this is the first time we’ve heard of Sony using a device like this for a location-based AR experience.

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Shawn Layden Says Sony-Made Games May Come To Other Platforms

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Could we one day see Sony-made PSVR exclusives on other platforms? Sony’s Shawn Layden just made that seem like a possibility. Bloomberg notes that this was in particular reference to multiplayer games perhaps coming to PCs. “We

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Sony Acquires Insomniac Games, Delivering a Strategic Blow to Oculus Studios in the Process

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Sony Interactive Entertainment announced Monday that the company is acquiring Insomniac Games, a storied game studio and one of the most experienced in VR development anywhere in the world. Image courtesy Insomniac Games. Image courtesy Insomniac Games.

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Sony to Nearly Double the Total Number of PSVR Games by End of 2018

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According to a report by Silicon Era , Sony expects to increase the number of PSVR games from 150 to 280 over the course of 2018. PSVR has a little under a tenth of the number of non-VR games currently listed on PSN. However Sony says they’ve sold more than 12.2

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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. The range of games is diverse, from shooter to puzzle, to horror, and more. The new game appears to be a platformer like Lucky’s Tale but has a vastly different setting.

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Where & When to Watch Sony’s Keynote @ Paris Games Week, Announcing New PSVR Titles

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Paris Games Week (PGW) is just about to kick off, starting officially November 1st and lasting until November 5th. Sony is announcing a few new games ahead of time at their annual pre-PGW keynote though, which they say will include 7 titles spanning PS4 and PSVR.

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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. It’s unclear if the list below also includes free games as well, but considering all of the games listed are paid games, it seems unlikely. 2017’s Top 10 Most Downloaded PSVR Games.

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Sony Highlights 30+ PSVR Games Launching This Spring

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Over on the US PlayStation Blog , SIEA Social Media Manager Justin Massongill has compiled a list of 34 PSVR games targeting a Spring 2018 release. Here’s the complete list of what Sony says is launching this Spring: Anamorphine. Snail Games.

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PlayStation CEO: Sony Remains Committed To VR Following Leadership Shakeup

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It’s been an uneven month or so for Sony, following a massive leadership shakeup in the wake of the PS5’s launch. More recently, however, chairman of Worldwide Studios and Sony veteran Shawn Layden left the company for undisclosed reasons. Sony Shakeup.

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Sony Announces ‘Smurfs’ Mixed Reality HoloLens Game

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The latest Smurfs film gets it’s own mixed reality children’s game for Microsoft’s HoloLens. Of course it’s difficult to say how many children will actually get to experience this neat little game. Games News AR Augmented Reality HoloLens Microsoft Mixed Reality Smurfs Sony Unit 9

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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. Blood & Truth Blu-Ray Disc and Everybody’s Golf VR digital game voucher. Trover Saves the Universe and Five Night at Freddy’s digital game vouchers. Developer : Squanch Games.

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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. Astro Bot , Beat Saber and other games have clearly driven sales for the system into 2019. 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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Report: Sony Still Planning To Release PSVR 2 After PS5 Launch

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A recent report from Bloomberg may reaffirm Sony’s previous hints that a possible PSVR 2 headset would launch after the release of PS5 this holiday season. This isn’t too surprising given previous comments from Sony staff.

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‘Astro Bot’ Director Nicolas Doucet Takes Over as Head of Sony’s JAPAN Studio

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Nicolas Doucet, the Creative Director and Producer behind PSVR exclusive ASTRO BOT Rescue Mission (2018), has been promoted to Director of Sony Interactive Entertainment’s JAPAN Studio. Doucet previously worked for Sony’s London Studio and Saffire Corporation.

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Oculus Go Price Cut, Sony Skips E3 & Win Eclipse! VRecap

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Next up, Sony is skipping E3 for the second year in a row. That’s a whole lot of downloads, but don’t forget the game is in beta and a free download. The post Oculus Go Price Cut, Sony Skips E3 & Win Eclipse!

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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. The patent also describes letting the VR user see inside the game being played. Imagine toggling between being in the audience and being in the game. Own a PSVR?

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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.”.

The Next PlayStation Supports PSVR, Sony Confirms

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Sony has just confirmed that its current PSVR headset will be compatible with the next PlayStation console. The biggest draw of the article, though, is a new solid-state drive that claims to drastically reduce load times in games. A demo of Sony’s Spider-Man, for example, cut out fast travel times when accessing the in-game map. That makes it likely that we’ll still be able to play the same PSVR games we enjoy today on the next PlayStation.

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Sony’s Shuhei Yoshida Responds To Xbox Head Phil Spencer’s VR Comments

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Sony’s Shuhei Yoshida made a comment on Twitter that seemed directed at Phil Spencer’s suggestion that nobody is asking for VR, in relation to Microsoft’s upcoming Xbox, codenamed Scarlett. I have some issues with VR — it’s isolating and I think of games as a communal, kind of together experience,” Spencer explained. “We’re ” We should note that as of March this year, Sony had sold over 4.2

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‘Beat Saber’ Wins Sony’s Best PSVR Experience of 2018

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Beat Saber (2018) , the block-slicing VR rhythm game, has been given top honors once again, this time by PlayStation’s own 2018 Game of the Year Awards. Beat Saber also nearly nabbed the top spot for ‘Best Independent Game’ too, landing in second place to The Forest.

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Here’s Sony’s Shuhei Yoshia Playing Dreams In PSVR

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Well Sony’s Shuhei Yoshida saw the game running in VR very recently. He didn’t have much to say on the experience himself other than that the sense of scale and was “as great as any VR game.” Dreams is essentially an accessible game development toolset.

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Sony Is Still Recruiting For An AAA PSVR Game From A New Studio

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Much of Sony’s 2019 PSVR line-up remains a mystery. Sony established this studio all the way back in 2015 when PSVR was still known as Project Morpheus. ” Another listing describes the Manchester-based unit as “a small but highly experienced team who want to build AAA games.” Of course, Sony already has a VR developer in London. We asked Sony if there might be any overlap between the two teams, but have yet to hear back at the time of writing.

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Sony: PS5 To Lower Power Consumption, Exploring PSVR Apps On Climate Change

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Sony is looking to tackle climate change with ‘PS5’ and PSVR. Sony Interactive Entertainment CEO Jim Ryan confirmed as much in a recent PlayStation Blog post. There, he and other industry leaders will discuss making the games industry more sustainable.

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Could Sony’s Next Headset Finally Crack the VR Gaming Market?

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If anybody can do it, it’s probably Sony. Ever since the Playstation was first launched – if, like myself, you’re old enough to remember it, you may pause a moment here to consider your own age and mortality – Sony has been in the business of reinventing gaming.

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Sony Files Patent For Wireless PSVR Device

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Sony looks to cut the cord on console VR. . According to a new patent filed by Sony, the company is looking into wireless functionality for the next iteration of their PSVR headset. Image Credit: Sony. Image Credit: Sony. Image Credit: Sony.

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Sony’s Shuhei Yoshida: ‘The Human Brain Is Getting Used To’ VR

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Sony’s Shuhei Yoshida thinks that people are beginning to overcome the dreaded VR simulation sickness. This can be especially apparent when a VR game simulates walking or if it takes control of the camera. Both games offer comfortable teleport options but also smooth locomotion. The game, developed by Camouflaj, lets players fly in any direction using a unique control scheme. “I think this is a VR game that has never existed before,” Yoshida said.

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Sony Releases List Of Non-Gaming PSVR Launch Titles

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PlayStation VR debuts featuring 10 non-gaming experiences. 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.

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The Void Teases New VR Experiences From Marvel, Sony Pictures Coming Soon

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The Void recently opened its new San Francisco, CA location and in an interview the CCO teased upcoming VR experiences from Marvel and Sony Pictures. The post The Void Teases New VR Experiences From Marvel, Sony Pictures Coming Soon appeared first on UploadVR.

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Sony Confirms PSVR Support For The ‘PlayStation 5’

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PSVR will be compatible with Sony’s next PlayStation console. Last month, it was discovered that Sony had filed a patent with the United States Patent and Trademark Office which hinted at some form of wireless functionality for PlayStation’s console VR platform.

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Sony Announces ‘Tetris Effect’ for PSVR & PS4, Coming Fall 2018

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It looks like the alleged Sony E3 leak , which showed Resident Evil 2 (1998), Spider-Man, and BioShock Resurgence coming to PSVR, hasn’t gotten its moment of vindication yet, as Sony today announced that a new Tetris game is coming to the PS4 console with PSVR support.

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Sony’s Yoshida: PSVR Titles With ‘Deeper Gaming’ Will Increase Going Forward

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PlayStation figurehead Shuhei Yoshida says to expect more full games for the company’s PSVR headset going forward. In an interview with the Japanese PlayStation Blog for last week’s Tokyo Game Show (roughly translated via Google), Sony’s Head of Worldwide Studios explained that many PSVR games up to this point have been smaller experiences, but the appetite for larger games is growing. Experiences Gaming PSVR Sony VR Industry News

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Sony Has ’10 Year Vision’ For Media Molecule’s Dreams

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The platform, which lets players make their own games, has been in development for pretty much the entirety of PS4’s life. Given that Sony’s PS5 is widely expected to release next year , you might fear the game’s life span will be short lived. Fear not; Sony says it has a long-term vision for the experience. There’s also the question of when and where the game will get the long-promised VR support.

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