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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Image by HTC). HTC is teasing the launch of a new hardware. With a tweet, HTC has just teased the upcoming launch of a new device. More info (HTC is going to launch a new hardware) More info (Second tweet from HTC) More info (Third tweet from HTC).

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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. 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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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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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. News Acer Google GVRA HTC Oculus SonySome of the biggest names in the business are teaming up to secure the future of virtual reality.

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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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’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. 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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Every Phone HTC Says Supports Vive Flow

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Last week HTC announced Vive Flow , an ultra lightweight VR headset for media viewing and passive experiences. Here are all the phones we found listed on HTC’s phone compatibility site for Flow: ASUS.

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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. 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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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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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. But the Vive display isn’t the only VR installation from Sony at the show. Tagged with: htc vive , PlayStation VR , PSVR , sony music , SXSW. Sony htc vive PlayStation VR PSVR sony music SXSW

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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.

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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PSVR Was The Best Peripheral PlayStation Ever Made

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PSVR was the best peripheral Sony’s gaming division has ever made. Sony’s history with console peripherals and spin-offs has been, let’s face it, a little rocky. But PSVR’s successes can’t be attributed to Sony on its own.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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. The post VRecap #5: Void Meets Avengers, Sony Buys Insomniac, Win The Tower 2! Get yourself out of Gamescom, find a quiet spot with decent WiFi and dig in; VRecap #5 is here!

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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

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. The headset now features six cameras for inside-out tracking and will run on HTC’s new Vive Reality platform. Crucially, Cosmos will be a modular headset that HTC says will have scalability.

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

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Justice League VR Coming to HTC Vive & Oculus Rift

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

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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.

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: ‘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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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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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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PS5 VR Headset To Launch Holiday 2022 With OLED Display – Report

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The original PSVR also uses an OLED display, as did the original Oculus Rift and HTC Vive. But Facebook & HTC now use cheaper, higher resolution LCD panels. Bloomberg’s report suggests this shift to LCD will continue in VR, with Sony as the exception to the rule.

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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. 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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