Sony Showcases VR Headset Prototype With 4K OLED Microdisplay

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Sony today showcased work on its own 4K OLED microdisplay for possible use in a future VR headset. Sony Reveals 4K OLED Microdisplay VR Prototype.

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Sony Patent Filing Gives New Look At PSVR 2 Controllers

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We’ve just had another glimpse at the promising motion controllers for Sony’s upcoming PS5 VR headset, this time from a recently-spotted patent filing.

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Don’t Worry, Sony Just Reconfirmed PSVR ‘Is Compatible With PS5’

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Sony Interactive Entertainment’s president and CEO Jim Ryan reconfirmed in an interview published today on CNET that the PSVR “is compatible with PS5” thankfully.

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Sony’s Newest VR Headset Isn’t What You Think It Is

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It looks like Sony has a new VR headset on the way but, no, it isn’t PSVR 2. Xperia Blog caught what appears to be leaked images of a new headset from Sony’s mobile division, Xperia. So, no, it’s not exactly the new Sony VR headset we’ve all been asking for.

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Sony Acquires The Persistence Developer Firesprite

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Sony Interactive Entertainment today announced it is acquiring Firesprite, the developer of VR horror hit, The Persistence. Firesprite itself is based in Liverpool, UK and features members of WipeOut developer Sony Liverpool, which closed its doors in 2012. Sony Buys Persistence Dev.

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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”. Last month, Yoshida even said that improvements and evolutions are still being worked on for PSVR, so I’d say it’s a good sign for prospects of PSVR continuing to exist as a strategy for Sony going forward. Gaming PSVR PlayStation 5 ps4 PS5 sony

Sony Reveals PS5, Including New HD Camera And Discless Digital Edition

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Sony revealed its next generation PlayStation 5 console today, which features a new white design, a white DualSense controller, media remote and a new HD camera. The PS5 will launch Holiday 2020, and we expect it to support current generation PSVR hardware.

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Sony Confirms Next-Generation PS5 VR Headset Coming Post-2021

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Sony Interactive Entertainment today officially confirmed it will release a next generation PS5 VR headset in the future. Sony did, however, confirm that the kit will feature a new ‘VR controller’ that implements features first used in the new DualSense PS5 controller.

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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. Sony’s acquisition of Insomniac turns the PS4 and PSVR maker into the owner of upcoming PC VR game Stormland and a host of other VR and AR projects. Will the parent company focus Insomniac’s efforts instead exclusively on Sony hardware? The post Sony Acquires Insomniac Games appeared first on UploadVR.

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Sony Patent Reveals Asymmetric VR Gameplay Concept

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A recently-published patent by Sony shows an asymmetric VR mechanic that would allow a spectating audience to participate and influence in a VR experience. If you want more info on any upcoming PSVR hardware refreshes, be sure to check out everything we know about PSVR 2.

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Community Download: What Do You Expect From Sony?s PS5 Event?

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For today’s Community Download, we want to know what you’re expecting to see and learn about at Sony’s PS5 event? But we’re back this week with a new topic for everyone to weigh in on: Sony’s PlayStation 5 reveal event.

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

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HTC is teasing the launch of a new hardware. More info (HTC is going to launch a new hardware) More info (Second tweet from HTC) More info (Third tweet from HTC). Sony announces new games for PSVR. Sony seems to be patenting bananas as controllers for the next-gen PSVR!

Sony?s PS5 Reveal Event Rescheduled For June 11th At 1PM PT

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According to a Twitch ad today someone saw during a livestream, the new date for Sony’s PlayStation 5 reveal event appeared to have leaked as June 11th. Shortly afterward, Sony confirmed the new date on the official Twitter account.

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Sony Patent Filing Reveals VR Headset With Haptic Feedback Generator

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Patent filings continue to reveal yet more of Sony’s R&D work in the VR space. Could Sony have worked on a VR headset that itself offers haptic feedback in reaction to virtual worlds?

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Why Sony’s VR Ambitions May Outgrow PlayStation

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Everything we’ve heard about Sony’s next generation VR headset for PS5 thus far sounds… really quite good. Sony, it seems, understands this very well. The Future Of VR At Sony.

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PS5 VR Controllers Revealed By Sony – Finger Detection, Analog Sticks, Inside-Out Tracking

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Sony has officially revealed new PS5 VR controllers, with plenty of new features. The blog confirms several features we’ve seen either in past patents of heard about from Sony before. The pair of controllers were just announced over on the PlayStation Blog.

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Editorial: Sony’s Risky Edge Lives On In VR

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April has been a funny sort of month for Sony Interactive Entertainment and the PlayStation brand, bookended by contradictory events. Paradoxically, last week Sony published one of its riskiest games in years, a punishing bullet-hell rougelite called Returnal.

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Epic Floated the Idea of Building a Launch Title for Sony’s Next VR Headset

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Epic Games, the creators of Unreal Engine, said it would consider building a launch title for Sony’s “next VR platform” during negotiations about Fortnite cross-play on PlayStation in 2018.

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

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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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Sony Reiterates Commitment To ‘Make Advances’ In ‘Immersive Interactive Experiences Such As VR’

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Sony’s latest corporate report briefly mentions VR, and reiterates the company’s commitment to making advances in immersive entertainment. In the entire 66-page document covering all facets of the Sony brand, VR gets just one mention in Game & Network Services section.

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PS5 VR Is ‘Completely New Format’, Dev Kits ‘About To Go Out’ – Sony

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Hot off the back of announcing a new PS5 VR headset , Sony Interactive Entertainment also confirmed that developer kits for the device will be shipping out soon.

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Sony Says It’s Focusing On The ‘Value Equation’ For PS5

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We don’t yet know the price of Sony’s next-generation console, the PS5, but PlayStation chief executive Jim Ryan says the company is focusing on getting the “value equation” right. Obviously, whatever price Sony goes with will have a knock-on effect for PSVR users.

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Sony Wants To Shadow Ban VR Users For ‘Inappropriate Gestures’ And More, Patent Filing Reveals

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In late 2017 Sony filed documents to patent a means of ‘shadow banning’ users in social VR applications by monitoring their language and comments. Could this be an indicator that Sony is indeed planning to launch a more robust social VR feature for the upcoming PS5 VR headset?

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Sony Postpones PlayStation 5 Reveal Event Previously Set For June 4th

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Today in a tweet Sony announced the decision to postpone the PlayStation 5 reveal event that was previously scheduled for June 4th. Sony cites the need for “more important voices to be heard” at this time.

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PSVR Games With Unlocked Framerate/Dynamic Resolution Could See PS5 Improvements, Sony Confirms

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Sony today confirmed that PSVR games running on PS5 via backwards compatibility can see improvements if they have specific features.

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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. 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. We’re of course curious what the future holds for Sony’s VR system.

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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. 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 post Has Sony Captured 30% of VR Hardware Revenues?

Sony Discontinues PS4 Pro In Japan, PS4 Slim Remains For Now

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According to GameWatch , Sony has discontinued all models of PS4 except for one in Japan. With the introduction of the PlayStation 5, the previous generation is now being slowly phased out by Sony.

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Sony Patent Reveals VR Controller Design Seemingly Inspired by Valve Index

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Sony Interactive Entertainment recently published a patent for a VR motion controller that look suspiciously similar to Valve’s Index controllers, aka ‘Knuckles. Image courtesy Sony Interactive Entertainment, WIPO. Image courtesy Sony Interactive Entertainment, WIPO.

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Sony Reveals Top 5 Most Played PSVR Games Ever

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It’s been five years since Sony released PlayStation VR on PS4 consoles, and to commemorate the anniversary its creators have released the top five most-played PSVR games to date. The post Sony Reveals Top 5 Most Played PSVR Games Ever appeared first on Road to VR.

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Waltz Of The Wizard Dev Pauses PSVR Updates ‘Until Sony Talks What’s Next’

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Hrafn Thorisson, the CEO of Aldin Dynamics, has said that the team is holding off on updates for the PSVR version of Waltz of the Wizards until Sony talks more about the future of VR on the PlayStation platform.

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Sony Launches Yet Another PSVR Mega Pack, Now Including PS5 Adaptor

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Sony has yet again rejigged the PSVR Mega Pack bundle, swapping out games and adding some new extras to the kit. You need this to plug the PS4-era camera into Sony’s new console, and you can use the new HD Camera for PSVR, so it’s pretty essential.

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Sony Just Invested $250 Million in Epic Games, Here’s What it Could Mean for VR and Beyond

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Sony Corporation announced today that it will invest $250 million in Epic Games, the company well known for its hit game Fortnite and the Unreal Engine game engine that powers it. SEE ALSO PlayStation 5 Will Support PSVR, Sony Affirms.

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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. Header image by Sony Interactive Entertainment).

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Editorial: PC VR Doesn’t Need New Hardware, It Needs New Content

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I suspect the closest we’ll get to that is with Sony’s renewed efforts for its PS5 VR headset in 2022 which might, in turn, bleed into the PC marketplace. It’s been a surprisingly active end to the year for the PC VR scene.

Editorial: Sony Is Letting PSVR Owners (And The Industry) Down In The Transition To PS5

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I’m talking about the slow degradation of hopes and dreams for PSVR support on Sony’s PS5 console at launch. Sony’s flashy new HD Camera, launching alongside the console in November, doesn’t support PSVR tracking.

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Sony Confirms Work On ‘Next-Generation’ VR Headset That Might Not Be PSVR 2

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Sony Next Generation VR Headset In The Works. For starters, the job posting is directly from the wider Sony Corporation and not Sony Interactive Entertainment, the division of the company that runs the PlayStation operation.

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