Microsoft Affirms No Plans for VR on Xbox Consoles

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” Now, it appears, Microsoft’s chief marketing officer for gaming Mike Nichols has put a final nail in the Xbox One VR coffin in a recent GamesIndustry.biz interview, saying the company doesn’t have “any plans specific to Xbox One consoles.”

Microsoft Joins OpenXR, Becoming a Decisive Backer in the Open, Royalty-free VR/AR Standard

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Khronos Group , the consortium behind the OpenXR project which aims to standardize the way applications communicate with AR and VR headsets, just added Microsoft to its ranks. Up until now, it wasn’t clear which way Microsoft was headed.

Sony Announces ‘Smurfs’ Mixed Reality HoloLens Game

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The latest Smurfs film gets it’s own mixed reality children’s game for Microsoft’s HoloLens. After all, there is still no consumer version of the Microsoft HoloLens available to the public, meaning one would have to part with at least $3,000 for a Development Edition just to try it.

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Sony’s Smurfs Partner With Microsoft’s HoloLens For VR Experience

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Xbox’s Phil Spencer: Sony’s VR Unit Is ‘Great’, Teams Visit Each Other

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Sony CEO Confirms Company Is Working On ‘Next-Generation Hardware’

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According to an interview posted on the Financial Times (and referenced by IGN ) Sony’s CEO Kenichiro Yoshida said, “At this point, what I can say is it’s necessary to have a next-generation hardware”. Gaming PSVR PlayStation 5 ps4 PS5 sony

Field in View: Microsoft And Sony Are Set To Battle For VR Dominance At E3 2017

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As usual, Microsoft is firing first with its press conference this E3, but it’s doing so even earlier than anticipated. While the company usually rules the headlines on the Monday morning of the biggest week in gaming, this year it’s putting itself even further ahead of Sony’s traditional Monday evening conference (assuming it takes place at that time again), airing on Sunday, June 11th, at 2:00 PM PDT. But Sony isn’t defenseless, however.

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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. Microsoft. Tagged with: Daydream , facebook , google , oculus , sony , valve , VR.

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Sony PlayStation E3 2016 Event – Live Stream @ 6pm PST

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Sony takes centre stage in LA as the pre-E3 press conferences come to a close. Sony’s Pre-E3 show kicks off at 6pm PST ( your local time here ) and the gaming giant has a hard act to follow in terms of VR news in the wake of revelations from Bethesda , Ubisoft and even Microsoft.

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Watch Microsoft’s Xbox E3 Livestream Here @2:00PM PST, Project Scorpio Unveiled

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E3 2017 is underway and one of the key events this year is Microsoft’s Xbox briefing, at which we’re expected to learn much more about Project Scorpio, the PS4 Pro rival which the company have stated will host “high fidelity” VR.

Microsoft Calls Scorpio “The Only Console” Capable Of “True 4K” and “Hi-Fidelity VR”

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We aren’t seeing a return to those sorts of tactics, but we are finally entering an age of new rivalries as Sony just recently released the PlayStation VR headset. But it seems like Microsoft isn’t too impressed — even if they won’t come right out and say it.

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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Report: Microsoft Considering Xbox That Can Run The Oculus Rift

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Faced with the release of PlayStation VR later this year, Microsoft is reportedly exploring a deeper partnership with Facebook that would bring full Oculus compatibility to a future version of the Xbox One. oculus console microsoft nintendo ps4 sony virtual theater xbox

Microsoft Has No Plans For ‘Xbox Consoles In VR’

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Microsoft’s messaging around VR on Xbox has been confused to say the least, having introduced its Xbox One X console to the world in 2016 stating that it would support “high fidelity VR”, then promising that ‘Mixed Reality’ experiences would come to the console this year. ” It’s definitely a shame to see Microsoft backing out of console VR after appearing so bullish on it just two years ago. Microsoft VR Industry News microsoft xbox

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.

VR at E3 2017: Microsoft Drops The Ball, Sony And Bethesda Scoop It Up

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We haven’t had the E3 where Sony doesn’t shut up about VR like it once did 3D, for example, nor the E3 where it seems like everyone and their mothers are making VR games like they once were mobile or motion controlled experiences. It was Microsoft that dropped the ball the hardest. This time last year Microsoft was telling us that the console, then codenamed Project Scorpio, would be capable of high-fidelity VR.

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Microsoft’s Xbox VR Headset Put On Hold – Report

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A new report from Cnet claims what we’ve long suspected; Microsoft’s Xbox VR headset has been put on ice. The tech site cites sources familiar with the matter in saying that Microsoft was indeed working on a VR headset for its Xbox One console and had even partnered with a few developers to bring games to the system. Microsoft’s messaging around Xbox VR definitely seems to correlate with this story. Microsoft VR Industry News Xbox One X Xbox VR

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. Sony’s main draw, though, is only requiring the affordable PS4 to get you up and running with VR, instead of a more expensive gaming PC, though this comes at some sacrifice to quality. PSVR Sony VR Industry News

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What to Expect in VR This Week at E3 2016

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E3 2016 kicks off this week; it’s the first E3 since the launch of the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive, and the last before the launch of Sony’s PlayStation VR headset. Sony PlayStation. Of the ‘big three’, Sony has the most on the line at E3 2016.

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

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Microsoft had a big surprise for VR fans today, revealing a new range of VR headsets alongside its latest Windows 10 update. Not only are these devices cheaper than the Oculus Rift and Vive, but Microsoft says they’re better too. Microsoft htc microsoft oculus

Sony CEO on VR: ‘You Will See The Change And Improvement’

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Sony CEO Kenichiro Yoshida is confident that issues with current VR headsets will be improved upon in the future. The Sony-backed Japan Display Inc already showcased a hugely promising new VR display at the SID Display Week earlier in the year. Also during the interview, Yoshida noted that mixed reality technology was “one potential evolution of VR”, likely referring to headsets like Microsoft’s HoloLens and the recently-launched Magic Leap One.

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This is ‘Xbox One X’, Microsoft’s VR Powerhouse Coming November 7th

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At Microsoft’s E3 2017 briefing, the company’s event this year was all about the mid-generation Xbox hardware powerhouse formerly known as Project Scorpio. The post This is ‘Xbox One X’, Microsoft’s VR Powerhouse Coming November 7th appeared first on Road to VR.

Sony Isn’t ‘Entirely Comfortable’ With PSVR Market Lead By Current Margin

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With over one million units sold, Sony’s PlayStation VR (PSVR) is thought to be the current leader in high-end VR, possibly topping Oculus Rift and HTC Vive sales. Andrew House, CEO of Sony Interactive Entertainment, last week told Reuters that he wasn’t “entirely comfortable” with leading the market “by such a margin that seems to be happening right now,” likely referencing Rift and Vive sales. Microsoft PSVR Sony VR Industry News

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Sony Santa Monica Studio Prototyped A God of War VR Demo For PSVR

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For Microsoft it’s the Halo and Gears of War games. But for Sony, it’s changed with each console generation. So it was this grassroots thing at Sony – a lot of engineers liked VR and wanted to do something with VR.

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Microsoft Releasing new XBox with Oculus Rift Support?

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Multiple sources are claiming in 2017 Microsoft will release a new XBox, codenamed "Scorpio" with a more powerful GPU and with a 2TB drive. The new XBox is apparently capable of supporting the Rift, and Microsoft is already a partner with Oculus via their wireless controller.

Sony Has Now Sold Over 53 Million PlayStation 4 Consoles To Date After Big Holiday Push

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Sony’s PlayStation 4 continues to widen the gap between it and the Xbox One with a strong 2016. Over the holiday season alone in 2016 Sony announced that more than 6.2 Tagged with: PlayStation 4 , PS VR , ps4 , PSVR , sales , sony.

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Microsoft Missed Out On Mobile But Wants To Make Up For It With HoloLens

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Windows Phones were never the success that Microsoft wanted them to be. As you’ll know, Microsoft is one of the three big names in MR right now, the others being the mysterious Magic Leap and Meta. Microsoft HoloLens microsoft Satya Nadella

Microsoft announces a VR headset for $299 via PCGamer.

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Microsoft announces a VR headset for $299 via PCGamer [link] Microsoft announced a new line of virtual reality headsets today which are much more affordable than others on the market. microsoft vr

Khronos Group Would Welcome Input From Microsoft On OpenXR Standard

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” Will Microsoft Join The Effort? The current collection of partners is dominated by those more involved in VR, including names like Sony, Oculus, Google, and more. When asked if there were any specific entities missing that Khronos Group would welcome, Trevett immediately mentioned one of the biggest faces of AR: Microsoft. ” Tagged with: API , khronos , microsoft. AR Research VR API khronos microsoft

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Microsoft Preparing VR Capable Xbox One for Use with Oculus Rift, Reports Suggest

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Microsoft may be preparing a new, much more powerful version of their Xbox One games console codenamed ‘Scorpio’ to power the Oculus Rift some reports are suggesting. See Also: GDC 2014: Sony Announce ‘Project Morpheus’ PS4 VR Headset.

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 E3 2016 Xbox Event Live Stream at 9:30am PST

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Microsoft’s Xbox One console has been at the centre of some persistent rumours in the run up to this year’s E3 Expo, will MS respond to Sony’s PlayStation VR head start by announcing a partnership with another headset manufacturer?

E3 Spotlight: Sony And The Future Of PSVR

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Sony holds its press conference at 6PM PT on Monday, June 12th. With so many games announced before the show we can’t wait to see what Sony has in store for the big week. Now that we know Microsoft isn’t showing VR on Project Scorpio this year , Sony has an open goal on the PSVR side. It might sound overly ambitious, but Sony’s big announcement for the show could be bringing Fallout 4 VR to PSVR.

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Xbox VR Seems Even Further Away As Microsoft Doubles Down On Gaming

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Microsoft just wrapped up what many are hailing as its strongest E3 in years. Head of Xbox Phil Spencer closed out yesterday’s show with a bold statement reaffirming Microsoft’s commitment to gaming, saying that hardware teams were busy working on what comes next. Microsoft had said they would bring “mixed reality experiences” to the console in 2018, but halfway into the year and the major E3 showcase down and we haven’t heard any mention of it.

Microsoft HoloLens: Everything you need to know about the $3,000 AR headset

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Microsoft HoloLens, the company's holographic, augmented reality headset took us all by surprise when it was unveiled at a Windows 10 event at the beginning of 2015. Microsoft wants developers to create new apps, games and experiences for the HoloLens using its Holographic platform.

Microsoft Tick-Tock: Xbox One S and Project Scorpio

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At it’s pre-E3 2016 conference, Microsoft announced the long awaited shift of its console model. ” We received the following statement from AMD: “Here’s what Microsoft announced in terms of hardware: Microsoft Xbox One S, the smallest and most powerful Xbox console yet.

Pressure Mounts for Xbox’s Missing VR Strategy as PSVR Rakes in an Estimated Half Billion From Hardware Alone

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In an era where Sony appears to have a significant lead in console sales already, and with PSVR sharpening the system’s competitive edge, pressure is mounting for Microsoft to figure out its Xbox VR strategy.

Here Are Coolest Moments From E3’s VR-Packed Monday

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E3 featured gaming Microsoft oculus PSVR Sony VR VR Industry News e3 E3 2016 microsoft oculus touch playstation sonyThe post Here Are Coolest Moments From E3’s VR-Packed Monday appeared first on UploadVR.

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Here’s The Specs That Will Power Microsoft’s Project Scorpio VR Experiences

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Microsoft’s Project Scorpio, an upgraded version of its Xbox One console, is coming to market later this year, but we still don’t know much about it. Microsoft is positioning its new beast to push 4K gaming (a 4K UHD Blu-ray optical drive is included) but, as we all know, the system is also going to host VR experiences. None of Digital Foundry’s coverage today even mentions VR, however, so Microsoft is clearly not ready to talk about this feature yet.

Microsoft has just what VR needsIn a move we should have seen.

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Microsoft has just what VR needs In a move we should have seen coming from a mile away, Microsoft announced that it will be opening up the Windows Holographic platform , which powers HoloLens, to other companies. vr virtual reality microsoft ar hololens augmented reality

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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Community Download: Are Oculus and HTC The Apple and Microsoft of VR?

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For every Nintendo there is a Sega and for every Apple there is a Microsoft. There are a handful of major players already cutting their teeth in VR including Google, Sony and Samsung; but the two titans sitting at the top of the heap are Oculus and HTC. HTC/Microsoft .

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Here’s 67 Apps and Companies Planning to Support Windows VR Headsets

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Microsoft today announced a bevy of information regarding their upcoming Windows VR headset launch, which will see headsets from Acer, Dell, HP, and Lenovo coming this holiday season starting at $400. Microsoft Edge. Sony Pictures.