Sony Files Patent For Wireless PSVR Device


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. Sony plans on using a breakout box that would pair with the PSVR headset using two different frequencies to deliver a seamless VR experience as you dodge zombies or avoid getting knocked-out by Creed. Image Credit: Sony. Image Credit: Sony. Image Credit: Sony.

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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. Vive Facial Tracker works also with non-HTC headsets.

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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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Google, Sony And Oculus Unite To Establish VR Industry Standards


Google, Sony, Oculus, Samsung, Acer and HTC have combined their efforts in order to create a healthy and equal industry for virtual reality hardware and software to develop and expand. The post Google, Sony And Oculus Unite To Establish VR Industry Standards appeared first on VRScout. News Acer Google GVRA HTC Oculus SonySome of the biggest names in the business are teaming up to secure the future of virtual reality.

Sony Releases ‘Passengers: Awakening’ VR Experience


Awaken on the Starship Avalon in this Oculus Rift and HTC Vive movie experience. Developed in collaboration with Sony Pictures VR, MPC , and Q Department , Passengers: Awakening is less of a game and more a movie set exploration experience. Curious enough, Passengers: Awakening is releasing on Oculus Rift and HTC Vive first, before ever making its way to Sony’s PlayStation VR. Image Credit: Sony Pictures / Todd Williamson.

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


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. It’s understandable that Sony would want to double down on its first true success in years with a serious marketing blitz. But Sony is punching way below a VR PC’s weight class here.

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Report: Sony Targeting Holiday 2022 Launch for Next-gen PSVR with OLED Display

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A report from Bloomberg citing unnamed sources points to a Holiday 2022 launch of Sony’s next-gen PSVR headset. The post Report: Sony Targeting Holiday 2022 Launch for Next-gen PSVR with OLED Display appeared first on Road to VR.

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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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The VR Job Hub: Sony Interactive Entertainment & HTC

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So for this week’s VR Job Hub VRFocus has found vacancies from two of the biggest companies in the VR business, Sony Interactive Entertainment (SIE) and HTC. Sony Interactive Entertainment. Sony Interactive Entertainment. Sony Interactive Entertainment. Sony Interactive Entertainment. Sony Interactive Entertainment. Sony Interactive Entertainment. Sony Interactive Entertainment. Sony Interactive Entertainment.

HTC “Very Proud” Of Vive Sales Congratulates Sony On PSVR Sales

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Sony became the first of the three high-end VR headset makers to reveal official sales stats this weekend when it announced PlayStation VR (PSVR) had sold 915,000 units. How does Vive headset maker HTC take that news? So we’re really happy for Sony, we think they’ve done a really good job.” Tagged with: Alvin Graylin , GDC , htc vive , PSVR , VR sales. VR Industry News Alvin Graylin GDC htc vive PSVR VR sales

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The XR Week Peek (2021.05.11): Pico Neo 3 launched, HTC may announce Focus 3 and Pro 2, and more!

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Image by HTC Vive). HTC new products may be the Vive Pro 2 and the Vive Focus 3. Some interesting info emerging from them: Epic proposed Sony develop a VR game for the PSVR 2 if Sony accepted Fortnite on PlayStation with cross-play with other platforms.

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Sony is an Official Supporter of OpenXR But Hasn’t Committed to a PSVR Implementation

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Despite being among the early supporters of the OpenXR consortium—the industry group building the open standard for XR devices—Sony so far seems to have avoided making a specific commitment to implement OpenXR on PSVR or its next-gen headset. Sony, however, remains an odd one out.

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This Is Sony's PlayStation VR2 Headset

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Sony has finally given us our first look at the PlayStation VR2 along with more detailed shots of the Sense 2 controllers. The headset looks similar to the previous model but adds some noteworthy enhancements, including a lens adjustment dial and a new vent design. Read more.

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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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A new FCC listing appears for an HTC Vive headset. And in fact, a new request to FCC for a new device has arrived from HTC. Since HTC has always made announcements during the CES, I think it will be announced in January. HTC launches Vive XR Suite.

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Report: ‘Skyrim VR’ Likely Coming to HTC Vive, PSVR Version a “Timed Exclusive”

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One of the bigger announcements from Sony’s E3 briefing last night was the announcement of Skyrim VR only for PlayStation VR. Well, it seems that exclusivity may just be a timed arrangement according to some sources and we will in fact see an HTC Vive / Steam VR release. So, learning that Bethesda was working on an official virtual reality release at yesterday’s Sony E3 briefing was likely music to many VR enthusiast’s ears. 1hr 3m) with a Sony rep at E3.

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Sony, Fox, Disney And More Gather For ‘VR On The Lot’ At Paramount In October

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Community Download: Is Sony Pulling Away From PlayStation VR?

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Last year, the Oculus Rift (Facebook), HTC Vive (HTC and Valve) and the PlayStation VR (Sony) all debuted, and Samsung just announced 5 million of its Gear VR headsets have shipped. With a plug-and-play install base of around 50 million PS4s, and the monolithic might of Sony behind it, it was the best bet the VR industry had. And yet as 2017 begins, the question must be asked: is Sony already beginning to pull away from PS VR?

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

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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. And HTC is close behind with its high-end headset, Vive, thanks to its partnership with Valve and the very popular Steam platform. VR is hot! But is it permanent?

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Justice League VR Coming to HTC Vive & Oculus Rift


Expected to be rolled out in phases prior to the theatrical opening on November 17, 2017, the Justice League VR experience will have a four-stage unveiling that culminates with a full blown room-scale experience for HTC Vive, Oculus Rift, Samsung Gear VR, Google DayDream and Sony PSVR. Then next month we’ll actually see the debut of a HTC Vive version of Justice League VR. The post Justice League VR Coming to HTC Vive & Oculus Rift appeared first on VRScout.

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HTC: Oculus Exclusives Are ‘Hampering Developers’

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Vive-maker HTC has been adamant that it’s against exclusive content in the VR ecosystem thus far. Breton said that HTC is looking to bring its first Studios title, Arcade Saga, to Sony’s PlayStation VR (PSVR). He said that Sony “expressed a willingness to let us do that.” HTC considers Arcade Saga as a first-party developed game, meaning made internally. htc VR Industry News htc vive Joel Breton oculus rift Oculus Studios vive studios

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

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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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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. The success, Sony says in a press release announcing the figures, is largely due to the number of PlayStation 4s currently in the hands of consumers; a whopping 70.6 This, Sony says, has led to the sale of “more than 617.8 image courtesy Sony.

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

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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. RIGS might not have exactly been the new Call of Duty , but it was one of the better reviewed games among Sony’s launch line-up and one of the two full gamepad-based FPS games to hit the headset, the other being World War Toons.

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New Patent Suggests Sony Is Working On Vive-Like Tracking For PSVR

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Sony’s PlayStation VR (PSVR) is a great headset, but tracking quality is a common complaint from users. A new patent from Sony Interactive Entertainment, filed last year and published earlier this month, reveals the company is working on a new tracking system that looks similar in concept and setup to the Lighthouse tracking seen in HTC and Valve’s Vive. Could that suggest that Sony is also working on a wireless version of PSVR?

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Community Download: Does The HTC Vive Have A Content Problem?

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The HTC Vive is a miracle of modern engineering. However, a good majority of that content is unfinished, early access, and lacking the level of polish that its competitors at Oculus and Sony are providing for their respective platforms. Sony and Oculus both either already have, or are actively building, reliable pipelines for producing high quality VR content. HTC is starting to ramp up a similar system, but its partner company, Valve has yet to enter the arena as vehemently.

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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. Everyone’s making VR more affordable before the holiday season.

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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. These haven’t enjoyed the same popularity as Oculus Rift or HTC Vive, which could be why HP and others have gone down the enterprise route as well with the HP Reverb.

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Report: Sony Expanding PSVR To Location-Based Experiences In Japan

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With around one million units sold , Sony’s PlayStation VR (PSVR) is one of the more popular headsets on the market right now, but the company may already be looking to other ways to monetize its device. The Wall Street Journal cites sources “familiar with the matter” in saying that Sony is planning to roll out PSVR to location-based units in Japan after slower than expected sales. Tagged with: japan , PlayStation VR , PSVR , sony Facebook Twitter Reddit More.

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Learn The Rules Of Survival In ‘Zombieland VR: Headshot Fever’


This rule along with a long list of others will come in handy when you’re playing Zombieland VR: Headshot Fever ; a game from Sony Pictures and XR Games set in the Zombieland universe that draws inspiration from the light-gun games of the 90’s and popular fast-paced racing games of today.

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

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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.

‘Tarzan VR’ Just Released The Coolest Mixed Reality Video Game Trailer Ever


Players will have the chance to record their own mixed reality adventures when Tarzan VR launches later this year on HTC Vive/Vive Pro, Oculus Rift/Rift S, Valve Index, Windows Mixed Reality, and PlayStation VR. Grab your virtual loincloth and get ready for some mixed reality action.

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Resident Evil 8 Will Support VR According To Reports


Image Credit: Biohazard Cast / Sony PlayStation. Reports state the next installment will feature a first-person perspective and the return of RE7 protagonist Ethan Winters.

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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. That was only slightly less complicated than setting up an HTC Vive or Oculus Rift!

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

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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 Partners With InterContinental Hotels To Bring Vive To Chinese Hotel Rooms

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HTC today announced a partnership with InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) to bring the HTC Vive to sites in Chinese cities like Beijing, Shanghai, and Sanya. More interestingly, they’ll also be able to try some of the content from HTC’s Viveport storefront in their own rooms. Graylin, China Regional President of Vive, HTC called these spaces “VR-Ready guest rooms” Now there’s an odd request to make at the front desk.

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Our Favorite VR Game Announcements From E3 2021


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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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