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 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 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 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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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 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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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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‘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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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 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 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 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 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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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 Just Announced a Deluge of Games Coming to PSVR This Year

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During Sony’s inaugural ‘State of Play’ livestream, the company today announced a number of PSVR games with official street dates, many of which we’ve been salivating over for the past year.

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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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Next-gen PlayStation Will Support Current PSVR, Sony Confirms

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Sony revealed the first details of its upcoming console today in an exclusive interview with Wired. Whether or not the entire back catalog of current PSVR games will be supported isn’t 100% confirmed, but the Wired interview does state that, “because [the new console is] based in part on the PS4’s architecture, it will also be backward-compatible with games for that console,” so there’s hope.

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Review: Sony PlayStation VR

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In both price and performance, Sony's VR system splits the difference between high-end, PC-driven headsets and lightweight mobile solutions. The post Review: Sony PlayStation VR appeared first on WIRED. Gaming Gear Reviews consoles Playstation Sony virtual reality VR

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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 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 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. And Sony’s push for more quality PSVR content doesn’t seem to be waning. Sony has been totally silent.

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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 Shawn Layden: ‘We’re Seeing Progress Towards VR 2.0 Games’

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Sony’s Shawn Layden says the VR industry is starting to move into its second generation of content. games and software,” Layden said. He then brought up an ever-popular example of great VR game-making: Astro Bot Rescue Mission. Sony Japan’s 2018 PSVR-exclusive platformer stole people’s hearts with its engaging gameplay and inventive use of VR. But, like Layden, we’re excited to see what games are built upon the template it established.

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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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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. a game that took the spotlight at EA Play yesterday, would officially support PSVR in some capacity.

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Sony Reveals PlayStation VR’s Most Downloaded Games of 2016

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The Official PlayStation Blog has shared Sony’s most downloaded games of last year. Carnival Games VR ($20). Carnival Games VR brings an all new immersive virtual reality experience, allowing you to explore the park, interact with patrons and play up to 12 different games!

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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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Sony CEO Confirms Company Is Working On ‘Next-Generation Hardware’

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According to an interview posted on the Financial Times (and referenced by IGN ) Sony’s CEO Kenichiro Yoshida said, “At this point, what I can say is it’s necessary to have a next-generation hardware”. Gaming PSVR PlayStation 5 ps4 PS5 sony

Sony’s ‘Jumanji: The VR Adventure’ is Unacceptably Terrible

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Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle is a massive, and desperately needed, hit for Sony Pictures. This is a huge win for Sony Pictures which is best known today for butchering surefire franchises like Spider-Man and bringing us one step closer to Raganorock with The Emoji Movie.

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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 PlayStation VR Launches October 13

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Sony had previously stated PlayStation VR would launch in October for $399. However, d uring the Sony E3 press conference today. Sony locked down the final release date of the PlayStation VR to October 13. Review our list of confirmed Sony PlayStation VR Games.

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Sony Has Sold Over 2 Million PSVR Units Worldwide Since Launch

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As a testament to the strength of high-quality VR with a relatively low entry price, Sony today announced they’ve sold more than 2 million units to consumers worldwide as of December 3rd, 2017. This, Sony says, has led to the sale of “more than 617.8 image courtesy Sony.

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Sony Promising PS5 Support For PSVR Gives VR A Clear Future

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That’s the reason game console makers keep last-generation models around after launching superior sequels: as long as there’s a promise of at least token continued support, “old” hardware is still viable. 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. Editorials PSVR PlayStation 5 PS5 PSVR 2 sony

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Sony Reveals Slate Of New PSVR Games

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PlayStation VR (PSVR) is set to have a busy few months with big releases like Farpoint and Starblood Arena, but Sony is also looking ahead, today revealing a new slate of VR titles coming from Chinese developers. You can see all the games in a round up trailer below.

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Sony to Offer Big Discounts on PSVR, PS4 & Games in ‘Days of Play’ Sale

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Sony is getting ready to offer big discounts in their 11-day ‘Days of Play’ sale, which will see price reductions on PSVR bundles, controllers, games, and the introduction of a limited edition PS4. PSVR Game Deals. More PSVR games (unspecified) starting at $20.

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Sony To Make PSVR Announcements In New Nintendo Direct-Style Series

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Here’s why Sony is backing out of E3 this year; it has its own Nintendo Direct-style series to replace it. The show promises to showcase new PS4 and PSVR games. That includes “new trailers, new game announcements and new gameplay footage.” We’re hardly surprised to see Sony follow in Nintendo’s footsteps. Last year Sony chose a show where it made fewer announcements and instead spotlighted a slate of already-announced games.

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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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