Sony’s Shuhei Yoshida Responds To Xbox Head Phil Spencer’s VR Comments

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Sony’s Shuhei Yoshida made a comment on Twitter that seemed directed at Phil Spencer’s suggestion that nobody is asking for VR, in relation to Microsoft’s upcoming Xbox, codenamed Scarlett. Microsoft’s Head of Xbox Phil Spencer suggested that VR support for the next generation of Xbox was unlikely in a recent comment. “I ” We should note that as of March this year, Sony had sold over 4.2

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Sony Reveals AR Headset Prototype in New Ghostbusters Location-based Attraction

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Ginza Sony Park, the Japanese tech giant’s Tokyo-based hub for Sony brand promotion, is now playing host to a new Ghostbusters -themed multiplayer experience using a newly revealed Sony AR headset prototype.

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Microsoft Files ‘Virtual Reality Floor Mat’ Patent, Possibly Aimed at an Xbox VR Headset

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A Microsoft patent application for a ‘virtual reality floor mat’ describes a special mat which defines a virtual playspace and can be used for tracking. SEE ALSO Next-gen Xbox Revealed with No VR in Sight, Sony Forges Ahead with PSVR on PS5. Image courtesy Microsoft.

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

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

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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.

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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Sony Acquires Insomniac Games, Delivering a Strategic Blow to Oculus Studios in the Process

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Sony Interactive Entertainment announced Monday that the company is acquiring Insomniac Games, a storied game studio and one of the most experienced in VR development anywhere in the world. In that sense, this was a pretty good move for Sony on the VR front.

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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

6 VR Developers Sony Could Buy To Secure PSVR 2’s Future

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Between the likes of Naughty Dog, Sony Santa Monica and Media Molecule, PlayStation holds some of the most respected game developers in the world. But we can’t help but wonder if Sony might be looking to make some VR acquisitions as we approach the age of PS5.

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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.

Microsoft Affirms VR Isn’t a Focus for Xbox Scarlett

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Australian publication Stevivor recently sat down with Xbox head Phil Spencer to broach the subject of whether or not the company’s upcoming next-gen console would be matching Sony’s continued VR ambitions with PlayStation 5.

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.

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 Reveals Acer Mixed Reality Headset

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Microsoft is showing some commitment to the idea of Windows Mixed Reality (formally known as Windows Holographic) with not just a single headset, but with five headsets. The post Microsoft Reveals Acer Mixed Reality Headset appeared first on VRScout.

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

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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Next-gen Xbox Revealed with No VR in Sight, Sony Forges Ahead with PSVR on PS5

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With the curious case of Microsoft initially announcing VR support for Xbox One X and then later pulling the plug before launch, it wasn’t clear if the company would use its next console as its opportunity to finally jump into VR.

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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. 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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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.

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 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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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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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

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

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.

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

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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.