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 To Talk PS5 System Architecture Tomorrow

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After months of silence regarding its next console, Sony will talk about PS5’s system architecture in an update tomorrow. Tomorrow at 4pm GMT / 5pm CET, PS5 lead system architect Mark Cerny provides a deep dive into PS5’s system architecture and how it will shape the future of games.

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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 Patents Valve Index-Like VR Controller With Finger Tracking

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A recently-published patent from Sony Interactive Entertainment suggests that the company is working on a new VR motion controller, similar to those for the Valve Index. In fact, we’ve seen other patents from Sony for a similar product sporting an entirely different design.

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 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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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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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 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 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 Close First-party Manchester Studio Making ‘AAA’ PSVR Games

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Sony is closing its Manchester, UK-based studio, the very same that was opened in 2015 to produce ‘AAA’ PSVR exclusives. While no games came from Manchester Studio throughout its five-year existence, it’s clear the team was working on VR up until very recently.

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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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Facebook And Sony Withdraw From The Game Developers Conference

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Facebook and Sony are withdrawing from participation in GDC due to concerns surrounding the Coronavirus. “We’re removing Facebook Gaming and Oculus booth footprints and advising all employees to refrain from travel during the show, ” a statement from the company reads.

Facebook/Oculus & Sony Are Pulling Out of GDC Over Coronavirus Concerns

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Facebook and Sony today announced they won’t be attending the annual GDC conference in San Francisco next month other Coronavirus concerns. In years past, GDC was used by both Oculus and Sony to reveal the latest versions of new VR headsets and content.

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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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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 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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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 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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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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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 to Slow PlayStation Downloads in Europe Amid Coronavirus Pandemic

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Jim Ryan, President & CEO of Sony Interactive Entertainment, released a statement today on the PS blog , stating that Sony will be working with ISPs in Europe to “manage download traffic.” ” Ryan says however that multiplayer gameplay will remain “robust,” which is likely due to the relatively low active data transfer required for multiplayer games. News PlayStation VR coronavirus playstation 4 ps4 psn sony

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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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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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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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‘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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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 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 To Close ‘RIGS’ Developer Guerrilla Cambridge

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The developers of one of PlayStation VR’s biggest games, RIGS: Mechanized Combat League , are soon to be no more. Guerrilla Cambridge, the UK-based developer behind the high-profile multiplayer FPS, is to close, owner Sony has confirmed to UploadVR today.

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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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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.” Most notably, the company’s ‘TouchSense’ software is used in the Nintendo Switch games console as part of the “HD Rumble” features.

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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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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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