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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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’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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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. 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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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.

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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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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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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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. GDC has historically been a key event for both Facebook/Oculus and Sony, with major announcements and previews of what would come from each company’s VR ventures throughout the rest of the year. 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 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 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 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

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

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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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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! Experiences Gaming e3 e3 2020 E3 VR Oculus Go Oculus Go price cut Oculus Quest psvr e3 SideQuest sony e3 top stories VRecap

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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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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. What will happen next for HTC in the VR market? The post Community Download: What Does The Future Hold For HTC In VR?

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

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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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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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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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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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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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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.

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CES 2019: HTC Vive Cosmos Inside-Out Tracked VR Headset Revealed

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After weeks of speculation, the HTC Vive Cosmos has finally been announced. HTC revealed the kit at its CES 2019 press conference in Las Vegas today. HTC’s Dan O’Brien said that the Vive Cosmos was a “glimpse of where VR is going.” The headset looks very different to previous Vive designs, with a top ring much closer to Sony’s PSVR. — HTC VIVE (@htcvive) January 7, 2019. That’s not all HTC is announcing at CES yesterday.

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Sony-Backed Japan Display’s Impressive New Screens Suggest Smaller, Clearer PSVR 2

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Now it’s Sony’s turn to do the same. Japan Display, a tech group backed by Sony, Hitachi and Toshiba, this week revealed two new screens with greatly increased pixel density, specifically designed for VR headsets. Venture Beat also notes that the 1,001PPI display has a 120Hz refresh rate, which matches what the current PSVR is capable of, while the 803PPI option has a 90Hz refresh rate similar to the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive. PSVR Sony VR Industry News

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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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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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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. This week, HTC has confirmed Road To VR that the Cosmos doesn’t transmit any data of the positional tracking outside your PC and the data is also encrypted to prevent hackers to access them.

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