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 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. Will the parent company focus Insomniac’s efforts instead exclusively on Sony hardware?

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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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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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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 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

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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 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. Image Credit: Sony. Image Credit: Sony. Image Credit: Sony.

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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.

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 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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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.

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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.

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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 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 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.

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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 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 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. Image Credit: Sony Pictures / Todd Williamson.

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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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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. They did games like The Unspoken and the upcoming Stormland, exclusively for the Oculus Rift. What does that mean for the developer’s existing relationship with Oculus?

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Community Download: What Do You Think Of Sony Acquiring Insomniac?

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For today, we want to know what you think about the news that Sony has acquired game developer Insomniac Games? So, the question at hand is: What do you think of Sony acquiring Insomniac Games? The post Community Download: What Do You Think Of Sony Acquiring Insomniac?

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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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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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Join Us Today On YouTube To Discuss The Week’s VR News & Sony’s Commitment To PSVR2!

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This week’s is: in the wake of the closure of a studio working on a AAA VR title for 5 years, will Sony fully commit to PlayStation VR 2? The post Join Us Today On YouTube To Discuss The Week’s VR News & Sony’s Commitment To PSVR2!

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Sony: PlayStation VR Sales In The “many hundreds of thousands”

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We’re going to be playing guessing games when it comes to VR headset sales for a long time yet, but Sony has at least given us a ballpark to play with when it comes to PlayStation VR. PSVR VR Industry News Jim Ryan PlayStation VR sony VR sales

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Facebook And Sony Withdraw From The Game Developers Conference

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Facebook and Sony are withdrawing from participation in GDC due to concerns surrounding the Coronavirus. “We’re removing Facebook Gaming and Oculus booth footprints and advising all employees to refrain from travel during the show, ” a statement from the company reads.

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 ‘Looking At’ Spider-Man VR For Quest, Index

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Sony Picture Virtual Reality brought Spider-Man: Far From Home to VR last week and everyone pretty much loves it. But the experience is missing support for two crucial new VR platforms: Oculus Quest and Valve Index.

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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 Announces 5 Brand New Games Heading to PSVR

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At Sony’s E3 2017 presentation the company announced a slew of brand new titles heading to PSVR. Though Skyrim is coming to PSVR, Sony’s E3 presentation also featured a section dedicated to brand new PSVR games not seen anywhere else yet.

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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 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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Sony Brings Social VR Theater App to PSVR Users in Japan

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Sony actually created its own social VR viewing app for PSVR users in Japan, but it’s certainly no Bigscreen. Image courtesy Sony. SEE ALSO Next-gen PlayStation Will Support Current PSVR, Sony Confirms.

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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.

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Sony Cuts Price of PSVR & PS4 Console by $100 for Week-long Black Friday Sale

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image courtesy Sony. SEE ALSO Best Buy's Black Friday Sale to Offer Sizable Discounts on VR Devices, Oculus Rift Priced at $350. Sony hasn’t named exactly which retailers will offer the new low price, although we’ve found the price at both Target and Walmart.

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