Sony Announces 2 New PSVR Bundles Coming This Month

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If you were wondering what Sony’s next big hardware bundles were going to be, wonder no more. Description : Step on to the course like never before in the most immersive Everybody’s Golf experience yet!

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Could Sony’s Next Headset Finally Crack the VR Gaming Market?

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If anybody can do it, it’s probably Sony. Ever since the Playstation was first launched – if, like myself, you’re old enough to remember it, you may pause a moment here to consider your own age and mortality – Sony has been in the business of reinventing gaming.

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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.” ” Immersion Corp doesn’t actually manufacture the hardware for haptic feedback. Immersion Corp claims there are now three billion devices worldwide using their haptic technology.

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Next-gen PlayStation Will Support Current PSVR, Sony Confirms

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Sony revealed the first details of its upcoming console today in an exclusive interview with Wired. While Cerny wasn’t ready to say whether or not the company is planning a new PlayStation VR headset to go along with PS5 (or whatever Sony ends up calling their next-gen PlayStation console), considering the company’s year’s-long investment in building one of the most successful VR ecosystems out there, it seems likely they will want to continue.

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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. 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. Tagged with: PSVR , PSVR 2 , sony , wireless PSVR Facebook Twitter Reddit More The post Wireless PSVR Headset Detailed In New Sony Patent appeared first on UploadVR.

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Apple AR/VR Product to Debut in 2017, Predicts Sony’s Head of Worldwide Studios

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To many, the question of an Apple AR or VR headset has become a “when” rather than an “if” The President of Sony’s Worldwide Studios thinks 2017 is the year that Apple introduces its first immersive device.

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Sony Releases List Of Non-Gaming PSVR Launch Titles

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Virtual reality isn’t just for gaming, and Sony wants to make that perfectly clear to potential owners of their brand new VR headset. Below is a list of the 10 titles including the official descriptions from Sony. News Playstation VR Sony Vrideo Within

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Sony’s London Studio Doubles Down With VR as Its Top Priority

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Sony’s London Studio is behind PlayStation VR Worlds (2016) , a collection of VR vignettes for PSVR—including the lauded ‘London Heist’—which was included in some of the headset’s launch bundles. Image courtesy Sony London Studio. Image courtesy Sony.

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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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Sony London Studio Head Forms New VR Studio ‘Dream Reality Interactive’

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Dave Ranyard, who headed up Sony’s London Studio throughout PlayStation VR’s development, has announced the formation of a new VR-focused game Dream Reality Interactive. SEE ALSO Hands On: 'PlayStation VR Worlds' is an Immersive Starter Pack for PSVR.

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Sony’s ‘Joshua Bell VR Experience’ on PSVR is Among the Best VR Video You’ll Find on Any Headset

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The VR video experience uses inventive techniques to give you an immersive front row seat to a world-class violinist, featuring positional tracking and impressively sharp visuals. PSVR Games VR Games VR Video joshua bell joshua bell vr experience playstation vr psvr sony

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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. 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 Patents VR Headset That Combats Simulation Sickness With Eye-Tracking And More

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A new patent from Sony suggests the company’s next PlayStation VR (PSVR) headset will take the fight to simulation sickness. It’s an interesting approach to solving the simulation sickness issues; many hardware and software developers are trying to reduce sickness through intelligent design but this patent suggests Sony may come up with a system that accepts people get ill in VR and tries to help them when they start feeling nauseous. PSVR VR Industry News sony

Hands On: ‘PlayStation VR Worlds’ is an Immersive Starter Pack for PSVR

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Sony’s virtual reality gaming and experience compilation PlayStation VR Worlds is a virtual reality taster selection of sorts from Sony’s London Studio, designed to show off just what their forthcoming PlayStation 4 powered VR headset is capable of.

Sony Drops PlayStation VR Price by $100, Bundles Now Starting at $300

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Sony has announced a $100 price drop to their PlayStation VR headset across the board. Bringing prices that haven’t been seen since temporary sales during 2017’s holiday shopping period, Sony is permanently slashing prices on the PlayStation VR, making it more accessible than ever.

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Vimeo 360 is a Revolution for Immersive Storytellers—Here’s How

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Lessons via 360 Video School to optimize immersive storytelling and workflows. Integrations via direct upload from Adobe Premiere Pro and Sony Vegas. The post Vimeo 360 is a Revolution for Immersive Storytellers—Here’s How appeared first on VRScout.

Nokia and Sony Pictures Team Up For 360-Degree Content

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360-degree videos are the most accessible means to show the benefits of immersive content, even if you don’t think they’re “real” virtual reality. Nokia is even helping Disney bring their biggest franchises to immersive screens.

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Sony Shows More ‘Ace Combat 7’ VR Gameplay Ahead of Jan. 18 Launch

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While understandably less visually detailed than its PS4 counterpart, the PSVR missions aim to ramp up the game with greater immersion. The post Sony Shows More ‘Ace Combat 7’ VR Gameplay Ahead of Jan.

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Sony’s Streaming Service Crackle Jumps Into VR

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The free streaming TV network is creating VR content for original programming like Snatch , along with immersive sponsorships for advertisers. Produced with Future Lighthouse , the six-minute immersive experience will transport you into the hustlers’ world of crime and chaos in London.

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Reactive Content: The Future of Immersive Storytelling

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And how can we approach these questions in the context of immersive storytelling? Creating Customized Narratives In Immersive Content. For the first time in history, immersive storytellers have access to technology that will allow them to merge the reactive and affective elements of oral storytelling with the affordances of digital media. When I’m immersed in a story, I don’t want to have to pick up a controller or remote to select what’s going to happen next.

Sony Showing More Believable VR Characters In PSVR GDC Tech Demo

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Creating more believable virtual characters will play an essential role in further immersing us in single-player VR experiences in the future, and Sony intends to demonstrate that on PlayStation VR (PSVR) this GDC. Tagged with: GDC , PlayStation VR , PSVR , sony.

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Sony to Show Procedural Animation System at GDC, Making NPCs More Believable in VR

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Sony’s Magic Lab are set to demonstrate a new procedural animation system which it says allows VR characters found in VR to “imbue a sense of shared space with the player” with realistic eye, head and body movements.

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Sony Increases PSVR Production Due To Demand

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A few weeks ago we reported that Sony was planning to bump up production of its PlayStation VR (PSVR) headset around E3 time. Simon Benson, Director of Sony’s Immersive Technology Group, recently said as much in an interview with MCV. “It is still very early days, but we have a better feel for the demand for VR gaming and so we are planning to increase production,” Benson said. PSVR Sony VR Industry News

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Sony Reveals PlayStation VR’s Most Downloaded Games of 2016

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The Official PlayStation Blog has shared Sony’s most downloaded games of last year. Batman: Arkham VR immerses you in the Dark Knight’s Universe and redefines what it means to be the Batman.

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Sony Announces PlayStation VR Price, Release Date and New Titles

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E3: Sony’s VR headset is coming, along with some killer new titles. When we first broke the news that PlayStation VR would be coming this Fall , we still had no idea what date or even what the price of Sony’s VR headset would end up at.

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Hands-On: Skyrim VR Without Teleportation Is Much More Immersive

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For me, it was enough just to visit the world of Tamriel from inside the immersive confines of a VR headset. That being said, the added layer of immersion the PS Move controllers afford was lost in the process.

The Lost Bear Is An Immersive 2D Platformer For PSVR

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At E3 last month Sony showed off a heap of new game trailers whilst decorating the stage around them to fit the tone. Zombies hung from the ceiling during a Days Gone demo, for example.

Field in View: Valve, Facebook, Microsoft, Google, Sony – Who Believes What’s Best For VR?

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As wonderful a headset as PSVR is, Sony’s approach to VR is probably the most incidental, not that that’s necessarily a bad thing. Tagged with: Daydream , facebook , google , oculus , sony , valve , VR. Editorials Daydream facebook google oculus sony valve VR

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Editorial: Sony And Facebook Don’t Need To Finance Shooting Virtual Humans

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In contrast, Facebook and Sony are farming out projects to trusted teams and insulating these creators from community feedback. Sony isn’t alone here. VR is a new medium and it is true that most of the projects getting funding from Facebook and Sony are not realistic shooters.

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E3 2018 Roundup – Sony’s Positioning of VR, New PSVR Titles Hands-on, Ready at Dawn Interview & More

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Image courtesy Sony Japan Studio. Featuring the cute bots first seen in The Playroom (2013) , Sony Japan Studio’s upcoming platformer Astro Bot Rescue Mission uses similar controls and gameplay mechanics as any other 3D platformer, but it has been created from the ground up with VR in mind.

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Microsoft Fires Shots At Rift And Vive, Calls Them ‘Less Immersive’ Than Partner Headsets

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And while those other less immersive accessories today cost over $500, most of the time requiring a new, expensive device, we’re announcing today that these Creators Update accessories will start at just $299.”

Big Immersive Is A New Publisher Focusing Exclusively On VR And AR

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Big Immersive is one such publisher. Content for Sony’s PlayStation VR (PSVR) and the HTC Vive is also in the works. Big Immersive has offices both in Dubai and the UK, and also opened its own development studio in Lahore, Pakistan.

Hands-on: Sony’s ‘Blood & Truth’ for PSVR is Aiming for AAA Scope, and Off to a Great Start

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Sony’s London Studio—who built the well received VR Worlds experiences for PSVR—is back. It still holds up (now over a year old) as one of VR’s most visceral experiences, no doubt thanks to the talented team at Sony’s London Studio. Image courtesy Sony.

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Sony announces Skyrim VR hardware bundle

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Those looking for a hotly-anticipated VR experience and a complete VR hardware bundle may be in luck on or after November 17th: according to Sony, not only will that date mark the release of The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim VR, but the title will also be made available with a hardware bundle.

Sony Reveals New PlayStation VR Launch Title ‘Tethered’

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With things already heating up for this year’s E3, Sony has today announced a new addition to the PlayStation VR lineup— Tethered, an impossibly cute strategy game from UK-based studio Secret Sorcery.

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Hands-On: Five Things I’ve Learned About Sony’s Blood And Truth

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Blood and Truth, Sony’s follow-up to the London Heist minigame in PlayStation VR Worlds , is a funny one. As a Londoner myself, I have to say Sony London has done a pretty good job dressing up the capital for VR.

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On the Hunt for VR’s Killer App with Samsung’s VP of Immersive Products & VR, Nick DiCarlo

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Today we hear from Nick DiCarlo, VP of Immersive Products & VR at Samsung. More from the ‘On the Hunt for VR’s Killer App’ Series: Sony’s Head of PlayStation Magic Lab, Richard Marks.