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 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.” That’s in contrast to the linear resistant actuators (LRAs) used on the Oculus Touch and HTC Vive controllers, which was also used in the Nintendo Switch.

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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. Finally, we asked you what the future holds for HTC, now that it has a ‘new vision’ for Vive. The post Oculus Go Price Cut, Sony Skips E3 & Win Eclipse!

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Wireless PSVR Headset Detailed In New Sony Patent

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The future of Sony’s PSVR headset just got even more promising. 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. The assumption is that such a device would run on Sony’s next console, a hypothetical PS5. PSVR VR Industry News PSVR 2 sony wireless PSVR

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VRecap #5: Void Meets Avengers, Sony Buys Insomniac, Win The Tower 2!

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First up, Sony acquired one of the biggest VR developers out there, Insomniac Games. Elsewhere, we’ve got an update from The Void that confirms the company is working with both Marvel and Sony Pictures on new location-based VR projects.

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Sony Music Showcases Multiplayer VR Experience Using Vive, Not PSVR

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You’d think if a division of Sony was making a VR experience they’d be using the company’s own headset, PlayStation VR (PSVR). It’s surprising to learn, then, Sony Music Entertainment is working with a rival headset, the HTC Vive.

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Google, Sony And Oculus Unite To Establish VR Industry Standards

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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.

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 Releases ‘Passengers: Awakening’ VR Experience

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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. Image Credit: Sony Pictures / Todd Williamson.

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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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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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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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PSVR 2: Everything We Know About Sony’s Unannounced Headset

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When will we see Sony’s next headset? There’s still a lot to learn about Sony’s future plans for VR in a crucial year for PlayStation itself. Sony’s next-generation console has been confirmed, if not officially revealed.

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Sony Introduces Official $399 PSVR Camera Bundle

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Looks like Sony caught wind of Microsoft’s VR news; the company has just announced a new bundle for its PlayStation VR (PSVR) headset. The Oculus Rift is currently on sale for the same price at the PSVR camera bundle, and will soon be set at the official price tag of $499 , while the HTC Vive has dropped to $599. PSVR Sony VR Industry News

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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.

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Sony Promising PS5 Support For PSVR Gives VR A Clear Future

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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. By confirming earlier this week that the PlayStation 5 won’t arrive this year, and that it will continue to be PSVR-compatible, Sony’s senior PlayStation system architect Mark Cerny effectively threw the PSVR the lifeline it has needed for at least a year.

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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. No one is saying that Sony is abandoning its newborn platform a couple months after launch.

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Sony Patents Prescription Glasses With Eye-Tracking To Use With VR Headset

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Sony has patented what looks like a pair of prescription glasses for use with VR headsets like PSVR. Designing custom glasses intended for use with a headset could help Sony bring in more VR enthusiasts for PSVR or perhaps the unannounced PSVR 2. PSVR is home to great experiences, but it’s no secret that the PS4 that powers it pales in comparison to PCs running the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive. PSVR VR Industry News eye tracking patents PSVR 2 sony

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

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

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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. The headgear itself is wired for now but Sony hasn't ruled out a wireless version of the device.

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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. Tagged with: Black Friday , deals , playstation , PS VR , sales , sony.

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Sony Latest Patent Suggests PlayStation VR Teleconferencing

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Unlike other virtual reality (VR) headsets like the HTC VIve Pro Eye which are geared towards enterprise applications, PlayStation VR is solely a consumer-focused product due to its connectivity to PlayStation 4. News PlayStation PlayStation VR Sony Interactive Entertainment

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

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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. Sony arguably doesn’t need to pay this too much attention in 2019, though. Technical superiority seemingly hasn’t earned the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive better sales than PSVR’s, which now total over three million.

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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.

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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. Could that suggest that Sony is also working on a wireless version of PSVR? Tagged with: PSVR , sony , tracking , Vive. PSVR Sony VR Industry News sony tracking Vive

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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. The VR community was hit with quite a shock yesterday.

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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.” PSVR sales sony

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Community Download: What Does The Future Hold For HTC In VR?

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For today, we’re curious what you think of HTC’s future in the VR industry. Last week HTC canceled all of their CES appointments and pulled out of the show entirely. Back in 2016, with help from Valve, HTC pioneered roomscale VR when the original HTC Vive launched.

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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.

New HTC Vive Cosmos Video Focuses On Comfort

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HTC’s Vive Cosmos finally remerged late last month and then swiftly disappeared again. Like the recently-released Oculus Rift S, Vive Cosmos adopts a halo strap similar to the one seen in Sony’s PSVR. HTC says this makes it the lightest Vive headset to date.

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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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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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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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Sony’s Dropping the Price of PlayStation VR

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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.

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