Sony Unveils Next-Gen ‘Orb’ VR Controller For PS5

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Last month Sony confirmed that it is currently in development of a direct follow-up to its PlayStation VR headset, promising significant improvements to resolution, better tracking and input, and a larger field-of-view. Image Credit: Sony Interactive Entertainment.

Why Sony’s VR Ambitions May Outgrow PlayStation

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Everything we’ve heard about Sony’s next generation VR headset for PS5 thus far sounds… really quite good. Sony, it seems, understands this very well. The Future Of VR At Sony.

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Don’t Worry, Sony Just Reconfirmed PSVR ‘Is Compatible With PS5’

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Sony Interactive Entertainment’s president and CEO Jim Ryan reconfirmed in an interview published today on CNET that the PSVR “is compatible with PS5” thankfully.

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Sony Unveils Next-gen VR Motion Controller for PS5

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In preparation for the reveal of its next VR headset, Sony today gave a first look at its next-gen VR controller for use with PS5, something that appears very similar to Oculus’ Touch controller. Image courtesy Sony. Image courtesy Sony. ” Image courtesy Sony.

Sony Acquires Insomniac Games

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Insomniac Games — the developers behind Sony’s PS4 megahit Spider-Man — are going to become part of Sony Worldwide Studios. Sony’s acquisition of Insomniac turns the PS4 and PSVR maker into the owner of upcoming PC VR game Stormland and a host of other VR and AR projects. Will the parent company focus Insomniac’s efforts instead exclusively on Sony hardware? The post Sony Acquires Insomniac Games appeared first on UploadVR.

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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. 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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PS5 VR Controllers Revealed By Sony – Finger Detection, Analog Sticks, Inside-Out Tracking

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Sony has officially revealed new PS5 VR controllers, with plenty of new features. The blog confirms several features we’ve seen either in past patents of heard about from Sony before. The pair of controllers were just announced over on the PlayStation Blog.

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Sony Patents Valve Index-Like VR Controller With Finger Tracking

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A recently-published patent from Sony Interactive Entertainment suggests that the company is working on a new VR motion controller, similar to those for the Valve Index. In fact, we’ve seen other patents from Sony for a similar product sporting an entirely different design.

Sony Patent Reveals VR Controller Design Seemingly Inspired by Valve Index

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Sony Interactive Entertainment recently published a patent for a VR motion controller that look suspiciously similar to Valve’s Index controllers, aka ‘Knuckles. Image courtesy Sony Interactive Entertainment, WIPO. Image courtesy Sony Interactive Entertainment, WIPO.

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Oculus Go Price Cut, Sony Skips E3 & Win Eclipse! VRecap

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Firstly, Facebook just gave the Oculus Go its first official price cut. Next up, Sony is skipping E3 for the second year in a row. The post Oculus Go Price Cut, Sony Skips E3 & Win Eclipse!

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Sony VR Patent Reveals Work On Face Tracking

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A US patent granted to Sony reveals research on VR face tracking, a vital technology for the future of multiplayer and social VR. As with previous Sony patents, the headset also contains eye tracking so that your gaze is represented.

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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. The shape of the controllers is slightly different than the one of the Oculus Touch, though, and there is a ring that surrounds the wrist of the user. Happy Spring everyone!

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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 Paid $229 Million To Purchase Insomniac Games In 2019

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Last year Sony Interactive Entertainment acquired Insomniac Games, the developers of critically-acclaimed and commercially successful games for both VR and non-VR formats. As a result of this acquisition, Insomniac Games has become a wholly-owned subsidiary of Sony.”

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Sony Researchers Unveil Knuckles-style Prototype VR Controller with Full Hand Tracking

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Sony Interactive Entertainment (SIE) researchers unveiled a prototype motion controller recently which showcases experimental techniques into full hand tracking using machine learning and capacitive sensors. News Sony sony sony interactive entertainment sony vr sony vr controller

Sony Sold 4.2 Million PSVR Headsets

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Sony officially cleared a new sales milestone of 4.2 Sony is the only wired VR headset manufacturer to release actual sales figures. We last heard Sony cleared 3 million headsets sold in August 2018. A Sony livestream today announced a series of new VR games coming to the system in the next few months, including No Man’s Sky and Five Nights At Freddy’s. We’re of course curious what the future holds for Sony’s VR system.

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Report – New Oculus Headset Enters Production This Month, Sony Ramping Up PS5 Manufacturing

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A recent report from Japanese publication Nikkei claims that a new Oculus headset from Facebook will enter production later this month. ” New Oculus Headset In Production? Rather than a full Oculus Quest 2, this rumored device would be more like an update to the original kit.

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Luckey Points to Sony in Defending Oculus Exclusives

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Oculus is catching a lot of heat for securing exclusive content on the Rift lately, but kit creator Palmer Luckey is quick to point out that the company isn’t the only one doing this. Speaking to The post Luckey Points to Sony in Defending Oculus Exclusives appeared first on UploadVR. oculus PSVR Sony VR Headsets VR Industry News Oculus Exclusive oculus rift Oculus Studios palmer luckey PlayStation VR sony

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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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Watch: Sony Reveals Research On Next-Gen Finger-Tracked VR Controllers

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Past patents have suggested that Sony is working on finger-tracking for a new VR motion controller, possibly PlayStation Move 2, to be paired with an unannounced PSVR 2 headset. Now a new video from Sony researchers gives us a much more solid look at that work.

Oculus’ Jason Rubin Not Worried By Sony/Insomniac Acquisition

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Earlier this week one of Oculus’ biggest development partners, Insomniac Games, was acquired by Sony. Oculus, however, seems to disagree. Taking to Twitter , Oculus VP of Special Gaming Initiatives, Jason Rubin, congratulated Insomniac on the deal. “And I wouldn’t worry about our Oculus Studios slate,” Rubin added. “We’ve got lots of big announcements coming…” Oculus couldn’t be happier for @InsomniacGames.

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Sony Reveals New VR Concert Experience With Madison Beer, Coming To PSVR And Oculus

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Sony is the latest company to turn to virtual concerts in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. Revealed during yesterday’s CES 2021 showcase, Sony Music is partnering with Verizon to produce a virtual performance starring singer-songwriter, Madison Beer.

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The XR Week Peek (2020.07.13): Sony invests in Epic, Rockstar is working on an AAA VR game, and more!

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Sony invests $250M in Epic Games. Sony has announced that it has made a big investment of $250M in Epic Games through one of its subsidiaries. The investment gives Sony a minority stake in Epic that now is evaluated at more than $17B.

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Sony Files Patent For In-VR Esports Tournament Spectator System

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Sony recently filed a patent application titled “Spectator View Into An Interactive Gaming World Showcased In A Live Event Held In A Real-World Venue” The patent describes using an array of cameras to make the VR user feel as if they’re attending the tournament. Facebook streams live events in VR with Oculus Venues and that includes a crowd, but that’s been focused on physical sports. Entertainment Gaming PSVR Sony Esports PlayStation VR sony

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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. The studio has developed three Oculus exclusive titles, with its fourth and largest yet, Stormland , still due to launch in 2019. Sony will bring the studio under its SIE Worldwide Studios group, which has churned out some of the company’s most lauded exclusive games (VR and otherwise).

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Facebook To Discontinue Oculus Rift S Beginning 2021

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You can still buy an Oculus Rift S.for now. The company also made the official reveal of the Oculus Quest 2 —a lighter, faster, all-in-one VR headset available this October beginning at $299. You can still order a Rift S via the Oculus website… for now.

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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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Sony Patent Filing Reveals Unseen PSVR Design With Mix Of Tracking Tech

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A seemingly uninteresting patent recently granted to Sony may reveal some features of the hotly-rumored new PSVR 2. The mention of cameras both on the headset and console leaves Sony’s intentions for PSVR 2 unclear. We don’t know of any other headset that uses both methods; Oculus Rift S and Oculus Quest both just use headset-mounted cameras whilst the Valve Index uses external base stations.

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Shawn Layden Says Sony-Made Games May Come To Other Platforms

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Could we one day see Sony-made PSVR exclusives on other platforms? Sony’s Shawn Layden just made that seem like a possibility. Sony, for example, makes blockbuster exclusive games like Blood & Truth and Astro Bot , then sells them PSVR owners. According to Sony’s last update, PSVR has sold around 4.2 Maybe we could see Lone Echo on PSVR and Blood & Truth on Oculus Rift in the near future after all.

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Oculus Quest 2 vs PSVR: What’s The Difference, Which One To Buy

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For newcomers to VR, there are two headsets that you’re most likely to have heard about — Oculus Quest 2 and PSVR. Oculus Quest 2: Overview. The Oculus Quest 2 is wireless and requires nothing except what comes in the box.

Watch First Ever Solaris: Offworld Combat Gameplay Here

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The footage below is from the Oculus Rift version of the game: In Solaris, players will engage in tense multiplayer PvP combat in virtual environments that look and feel like they’ve been ripped out of an esport from the future.

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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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Editorial: Sony Is Letting PSVR Owners (And The Industry) Down In The Transition To PS5

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I’m talking about the slow degradation of hopes and dreams for PSVR support on Sony’s PS5 console at launch. Sony’s flashy new HD Camera, launching alongside the console in November, doesn’t support PSVR tracking.

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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 Shuhei Yoshida: ‘The Human Brain Is Getting Used To’ VR

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Sony’s Shuhei Yoshida thinks that people are beginning to overcome the dreaded VR simulation sickness. Yoshida’s words are reflective of how VR design has evolved at both Sony’s own Worldwide Studios and Oculus’ exclusive games for its Rift and Quest headsets. Should Sony and Oculus continue to design more intense experiences or are they leaving people that still suffer from nausea behind?

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5 Million PlayStation VR Units Sold, Sony Announces

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Despite the growing age of PlayStation VR, Sony has continued to effectively market and sell the headset, leading to steady sales which have now reached 5 million units total, the company has announced. Data courtesy Sony. Data courtesy Sony.

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Vetan VR Studio of ‘Waltz of the Wizard’ Pausing PSVR Development Until Sony Addresses PS5 Roadmap

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Veteran VR developer Aldin Dynamics, the studio behind Waltz of the Wizard , says it is pausing development on PSVR titles until Sony clarifies plans for the future of VR on PS5. In many ways Sony did a good job—but the platform became instantly outdated after release.”

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