The XR Week Peek (2021.03.08): Microsoft launches Mesh, HTC and Pico tease new hardware, and more!

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Steam Hardware Survey Revamped, Will Be Reliable Estimate Of PC VR Headset Ownership


Valve revamped the VR section of the Steam Hardware Survey to support all PC VR headsets. The Steam Hardware Survey is offered randomly to a portion of Steam users each month.

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Has Sony Captured 30% of VR Hardware Revenues?

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Sony is the market share leader for VR hardware revenues according to the latest report from Strategy Insights. That’s followed by Oculus (presumably all variants) at 25 percent and HTC (same) at 22 percent. Sony [PSVR] is making the same play… Oculus could tap into that market with something that’s even more convenient.”. billion (see above) VR hardware revenues are close to Strategy Analitics’ $2.02 Header Image Credit: Sony.

The XR Week Peek (2021.03.22): Sony reveals PSVR2 controllers, FRL shows the wristband of the future, and more!

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Image by Sony Interactive Entertainment). Sony unveils the new controllers of the PSVR2. Sony promises amazing haptic sensations on the controllers, that should be able to provide “impactful, textured, and nuanced” sensations. Vive Facial Tracker works also with non-HTC headsets.

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Wireless PSVR Headset Detailed In New Sony Patent


The future of Sony’s PSVR headset just got even more promising. It details a headset that seems to wirelessly communicate with a piece of hardware external from the PS4 itself. HTC already offers an official wireless VR adapter for its HTC Vive, for example. Still, if Sony is working on an official solution for its next VR headset it could mean a big jump in immersion between PSVR 1 and 2. PSVR VR Industry News PSVR 2 sony wireless PSVR

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Sony Licenses ‘Advanced Haptics Patent Portfolio’ For ‘VR Controllers’


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.” ” Immersion Corp doesn’t actually manufacture the hardware for haptic feedback. We’ve seen a glimpse of what such controllers might look like in Sony’s own patents.

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Report: Global VR Hardware Revenue To Hit $3.6 Billion in 2017


After a mixed year for VR hardware sales in 2016, two new separate reports are painting a more optimistic outlook for the VR market going forward. In a new consumer VR report just released by SuperData Research , the findings show that global VR hardware revenue is expected to hit $3.6 The report examines the market size and revenue of consumer VR hardware and software from 2016 and forecasts growth through to 2020. The post Report: Global VR Hardware Revenue To Hit $3.6

Sony’s Dropping the Price of PlayStation VR


On the heels of price drops for the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive this past month, Sony is also jumping into the price war game. Sony’s PlayStation VR will be sold bundled with the PlayStation Camera for $399 starting next month across the U.S. Sony originally introduced the PlayStation VR headset with a retail price of $399, but sold the PlayStation Camera that’s necessary to run any VR experiences separately. News Hardware Playstation VR

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E3 2016 - New VR Hardware Announcements


E3 was not expected to showcase any new VR hardware. Oculus Rift and HTC Vive consumer versions have been around for a few months now, albeit in limited supply. Sony, on the other hand, did confirm the release date of their PlayStation VR for October 13. So hardware wise, nothing new from the big players, perhaps CES in January 2017 will bring something new? But Wait, There’s More – New VR Hardware No new VR headset hardware.

Why PSVR 2 Could Still Be Wireless

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We were all relieved last month when, at long last, Sony confirmed it would indeed be making a new VR headset for the PS5 (which, to be clear, isn’t officially named PSVR 2 yet). Sony R&D Has Teased A Wireless PSVR 2 Before. Sony Patents Back-Up Wireless Research.

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Sony announces Skyrim VR hardware bundle


Those looking for a hotly-anticipated VR experience and a complete VR hardware bundle may be in luck on or after November 17th: according to Sony, not only will that date mark the release of The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim VR, but the title will also be made available with a hardware bundle. Incremental upgrades will also be rolled out with this hardware release. Sony is pitching the new title to both longtime Skyrim fans and those new to the series. “We

Sony PlayStation VR v HTC Vive: Which VR headset is worth the wait?


But you have two more options: Playstation VR and HTC Vive. Both Sony and HTC's headsets are set to go on sale in 2016 and offer different games and controls to the Rift. We've already put both head to head with Oculus' headset in our Oculus Rift vs HTC Vive and Oculus Rift vs PlayStation VR but, for good measure, lets see how Sony's futuristic looking PS4 accessory stacks up to HTC and Valve's PC-based virtual reality hardware.

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The XR Week Peek (2020.10.26): DecaGear is an intriguing VR headset, HTC is working on a new device, and more!

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And the price of the wireless add-on is even more suspicious: speaking with a hardware manufacturer, they told me that ONLY THE ANTENNAS of a Wi-Gig connection for VR streaming (like the one of the Vive Pro) costs around $100… so how can the whole wireless streaming device cost just $50??

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Sony Promising PS5 Support For PSVR Gives VR A Clear Future


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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Oculus’ Rubin: Price Point, Better Hardware And Patience ‘Sets Rift Up To Win’


No hardware manufacturer in my memory has given away as much software for free as Oculus has in its first year.” ” Oculus also hasn’t been first to market with a lot of features, like room scale VR, which is best seen in PC-based rival, the HTC Vive, and still only available in experimental form on Rift. “By being patient and strategic we have put ourselves in a position to have better hardware, and better content, at a lower price point.

Watch Upload’s E3 VR Showcase 2019 Right Here At 9am PT


Tagged with: E3 2019 , E3 VR , htc vive , Oculus Quest , oculus rift , oculus rift s , PSVR , The E3 VR Showcase , valve index , VR gaming Facebook Twitter Reddit More The post Watch Upload’s E3 VR Showcase 2019 Right Here At 9am PT appeared first on UploadVR. This is it! The big moment! I think we’re ready. Well, sort of ready; don’t try exporting high-framerate video on an old PC 15 hours before your big showcase.

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PSVR 2019: PlayStation Owned VR In 2018, Can Sony Stay Ahead In 2019?


Against all odds and its own track record with peripherals, Sony proved that VR is a viable gaming platform. While Sony may have maintained the lead in software thus far, hardware is a different story. But, with 2019 increasingly looking like it may be the PS4’s swansong, the chances of any refreshed VR hardware are increasingly diminished. Sony arguably doesn’t need to pay this too much attention in 2019, though.

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Resident Evil 8 Will Support VR According To Reports


Unfortunately, there’s no mention of a new headset, though based on recent comments by nDreams CEO Patrick O’Luanaigh it sounds as though we shouldn’t expect any new hardware for awhile. Image Credit: Biohazard Cast / Sony PlayStation.

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Sony, Facebook, Google, and Samsung Dominate VR, With Over 50% Market Share


In 2016, hardware makers dominate the VR market. Sony (PSVR) is clearly leading and is taking one third of the whole market. Sony is followed by Facebook (the Oculus platform) and Google (Day Dream, Card Board, Tilt Brush, etc.); neither company has a VR user base anywhere close to Sony’s, and their products are either at the low end or a bit too expensive. But it is normal to see hardware makers emerge first: Hardware vendors had to ship their kits to developers.

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Sony Q3 Report: PSVR Still Selling ‘In-Line With Expectations’


Sony still isn’t releasing sales figures for PlayStation VR (PSVR) yet, but it does insist that it’s performing as expected. No statistics were revealed for the headset but Sony did reiterate that “PS VR is selling in-line with expectations.” Still, PSVR fans will be pleased to here the headset is measuring up to Sony’s estimations at the very least. Tagged with: PSVR , sales , sony. PSVR sales sony

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HTC Link Is A New 6DOF VR Headset Only For Japan


Well this is surprising; HTC has yet another new VR headset on the way, promising to make an important breakthrough for a major category of device. Meet the HTC Link. It’s set to work with the company’s latest smartphone, the HTC U11. The headset and two compatible controllers appear to have lights on them, which look to be tracked using an external sensor, similar to what can be seen with Sony’s PlayStation VR.

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GDC 2018: Rubin: ‘Oculus Is Winning In Every Hardware Category It Has Entered’


Opening up the session, titled ‘Inside Oculus 2018’, Rubin stated that “Oculus is winning in every hardware category it has entered, on PC and mobile,” later adding that “it’s a pretty inarguable statement that Oculus builds the best hardware.” Oculus has never revealed official sales figures for the Rift, which is mainly rivaled by HTC’s Vive headset, so we can’t comment as to if Rubin’s claim is true or not.

PSX 2017 Showed Why Sony Is Leading The VR Race With PSVR


From the massive fake spider that towered over players at the Farpoint booth and the racing pods setup at the Gran Turismo Sport station to the large, physical asylum complete with doctors in lab coats for The Inpatient, it was clear that Sony is taking PSVR, and as an extension VR, very seriously. In the past Sony had developed a reputation for putting a lot of fan fare and excitement around a new hardware launch such as the PSP, PS Vita, or even original PS Move over the years.

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Sony: ‘No Plans For PS VR-Related Deals’ on Black Friday


We already know you can get $100 off on your HTC Vive this holiday for example. But one item you likely won’t find on sale in most cases is the recently released PlayStation VR headset from Sony. UploadVR reached out to a Sony Spokesman about their upcoming Black Friday plans and we were provided with a succinct response: “No plans for PS VR-related deals at this point.” Tagged with: Black Friday , deals , playstation , PS VR , sales , sony.

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The Ghost Howls’s VR Week Peek (2019.10.21): Daydream is dead, Varjo VR-2 is out, Sony makes AR glasses and much more!

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Google will continue to keep the servers up to let existing Daydream users continue using the apps, but there will be no new apps, no new products and no new sales of the hardware. Sony creates an AR headset for LBVR. Sony is offering a Ghostbuster AR experience in Ginza, Japan, and for this it has manufactured an AR headset. Well, if you have a PSVR, this is the right time to buy them, thanks to the recent halloween sale by Sony.

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Microsoft Joins Google, HTC Vive, Facebook, Samsung, and Sony as an XR Association Member

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Formerly called the Global Virtual Reality Association (GVRA), today the XR Association (XRA) has announced that Microsoft has joined as a member company alongside founding members HTC Vive, Sony, Google, Facebook, and Samsung. On the virtual reality (VR) side Microsoft has been slightly more hesitant, not releasing any hardware directly, instead, partnering with companies like HP, Acer, Asus, Samsung and Dell to create Windows Mixed Reality headsets.

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Remembering RIGS: What Sony’s Guerrilla Cambridge Did For VR


Guerrilla Cambridge, the Sony-owned developer behind PlayStation VR multiplayer FPS, RIGS: Mechanised Combat League [ Review: 8/10 ], was confirmed to be closing just a few months on from the game’s launch last October. Needless to say, shutting the doors to the studio behind one of the biggest titles on the new hardware comes as a big surprise. It occupied the entire second floor of a massive structure at Sony’s booth.

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Exclusive: Next-Gen PlayStation VR Is 4K With Foveated Rendering And Vibration Feature

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Sony’s next-generation VR headset for PlayStation 5 has significantly higher resolution, inside-out tracking, a vibration motor, and even foveated rendering, reliable sources tell UploadVR. Next Generation Sony VR.

Community Download: Does Sony’s PSVR Need An Upgrade?


There will be plenty of fresh faces at E3 this year but, as usual, most eyes will be locked on one of the show’s most battle-hardened veterans: Sony. Sony’s press conference has been one of, if not the, biggest events at E3 for the past several years. This E3, we will undoubtedly be treated to the usual cinematic bombardment during Sony’s showcase but hopefully a major part of this onslaught will be devoted to the PSVR. E3 2017 is just around the corner.

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


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. To figure out exactly what Sony’s entrance into this next-gen battle means, GamesBeat turned to a few market analysts to get some answers. What It Means For Sony. Sony’s Risks.

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HTC’s Cheaper Vive Cosmos Play Headset Won’t Be Sold To Consumers, Shifts Focus To Enterprise

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Six months ago HTC announced a new, cheaper version of its Vive Cosmos PC VR headset named Vive Cosmos Play. But, after six months of silence, HTC confirmed to UploadVR that the device is shifting in focus. Where Cosmos Play Now Sits In The HTC Line-Up.

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Sony’s PSVR Video Quick Start Guide Makes Way for Arrival of New Model (CUH-ZVR2)

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Now that Sony’s hardware refresh of PlayStation VR is nearly here with Christmas around the bend, the company has published an updated version of it 3-part guide on how to set up PSVR including instructions for both models, CUH-ZVR1 and CUH-ZVR2. Sony suggests either directly on top of your TV, or directly under. You can then setup your play area, which Sony suggests at 6 x 10 feet.

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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. As the first company to offer such information, it means that Sony is not only happy with the figure, but likely confident that they’re well ahead of the competing Oculus Rift and HTC Vive.

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Field in View: Microsoft And Sony Are Set To Battle For VR Dominance At E3 2017


While the company usually rules the headlines on the Monday morning of the biggest week in gaming, this year it’s putting itself even further ahead of Sony’s traditional Monday evening conference (assuming it takes place at that time again), airing on Sunday, June 11th, at 2:00 PM PDT. This E3 is shaping up to be the biggest batle between Sony and Microsoft since 2013, the year where each had to convince gamers to buy a PlayStation 4 or Xbox One respectively.

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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. According to CNBC, Sony says there are some 160 PlayStation VR games currently in development. News PlayStation VR Sony VR Headset playstation vr playstation vr sales psvr psvr sales

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Nyko Unveils PS VR and HTC Vive Charging Docks and Other Accessories at CES


As someone that has a PS VR, Gear VR, HTC Vive, and Oculus Rift all in the same apartment, cables, controllers, and headsets are often scattered everywhere. At CES 2017 this week in Las Vegas, NV, the tech company is debuting a variety of accessories for both the PS VR and HTC Vive. In total, there are two charging devices for PS VR, one for the HTC Vive, and another Vive accessory all on display. For the HTC Vive, Nyko unveiled the Charge Base.

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Best VR Headset 2020: Quest, PC VR, PSVR & More

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The Valve Index is Valve’s first solo VR headset (the original HTC Vive was a collaboration between Valve and HTC) and offers what many consider to be a premier PC VR experience for a very high price – $1,000 for the full kit.