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.

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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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 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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Sony: PS4 Enters “final phase of life cycle,” Next PlayStation to Come in 3 Years

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Sony’s PlayStation 4 is entering its ‘final phase’, according to a recent tweet by Wall Street Journal reporter Takashi Mochizuki, citing a talk with PlayStation Chief Tsuyoshi Kodera. What this means for Sony’s VR strategy, we’re not sure.

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Sony Has Sold Over 2 Million PSVR Units Worldwide Since Launch

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As a testament to the strength of high-quality VR with a relatively low entry price, Sony today announced they’ve sold more than 2 million units to consumers worldwide as of December 3rd, 2017. This, Sony says, has led to the sale of “more than 617.8 image courtesy 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’s Richard Marks Expects Natural Voice Input to Play Major Role in VR’s Future

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In a recent interview with Glixel , Dr. Richard Marks, head of Sony’s Magic Lab R&D team, talked about PSVR’s development history, social VR, and a possible holodeck-style future. Project Morpheus prototype | Photo 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 Expects Early PSVR Sales to Reach “Many Hundreds of Thousands”

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Sony is setting high near term sales figure expectations for PlayStation VR’s rollout. Speaking with CNBC earlier this week , Jim Ryan, President of Sony Computer Entertainment Europe, spoke to the company’s confidence in early traction of the PSVR headset.

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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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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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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 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, Fox, Disney And More Gather For ‘VR On The Lot’ At Paramount In October

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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 Q3 Report: PSVR Still Selling ‘In-Line With Expectations’

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Sony still isn’t releasing sales figures for PlayStation VR (PSVR) yet, but it does insist that it’s performing as expected. No statistics were revealed for the headset but Sony did reiterate that “PS VR is selling in-line with expectations.” PSVR sales sony

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Remembering RIGS: What Sony’s Guerrilla Cambridge Did For VR

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Guerrilla Cambridge, the Sony-owned developer behind PlayStation VR multiplayer FPS, RIGS: Mechanised Combat League [ Review: 8/10 ], was confirmed to be closing just a few months on from the game’s launch last October. The VR community was hit with quite a shock yesterday.

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Sony PlayStation VR will Cost $399 Available in October

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Sony has announced the pricing of their much awaited PlayStation VR which will cost $399 and will be available in October, just in time for a gift under the Christmas tree. Sony also confirmed the specs are the same as those already disclosed for the PlayStation VR.

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How Sony Is Kickstarting Mainstream Virtual Reality Adoption With the Launch of PS VR

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Sony is about to bring the third weapon to the high-end VR fight, and it could have a major impact on the market. The combination of content, pricing, and simplicity may mean that Sony could take a dominant position in the market over competition like HTC and Oculus.

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PSX 2017 Showed Why Sony Is Leading The VR Race With PSVR

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From the massive fake spider that towered over players at the Farpoint booth and the racing pods setup at the Gran Turismo Sport station to the large, physical asylum complete with doctors in lab coats for The Inpatient, it was clear that Sony is taking PSVR, and as an extension VR, very seriously. In the past Sony had developed a reputation for putting a lot of fan fare and excitement around a new hardware launch such as the PSP, PS Vita, or even original PS Move over the years.

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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. Those devices are launching later this year, but we know very little how they’ll exist alongside SteamVR and Oculus Home.

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Sony-Backed Japan Display’s Impressive New Screens Suggest Smaller, Clearer PSVR 2

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Last week Oculus provided us with a glimpse of what the next Rift could look like. Now it’s Sony’s turn to do the same. Japan Display, a tech group backed by Sony, Hitachi and Toshiba, this week revealed two new screens with greatly increased pixel density, specifically designed for VR headsets. PSVR Sony VR Industry News

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Sony, Facebook, Google, and Samsung Dominate VR, With Over 50% Market Share

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Sony (PSVR) is clearly leading and is taking one third of the whole market. Sony is followed by Facebook (the Oculus platform) and Google (Day Dream, Card Board, Tilt Brush, etc.); neither company has a VR user base anywhere close to Sony’s, and their products are either at the low end or a bit too expensive. Tagged with: facebook , market share , oculus , sony htc. VR Industry News facebook market share oculus sony htcVR is hot!

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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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Sony Reveals 7 New Titles Coming To PSVR

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Here are the latest PlayStation VR games Sony teased at E3. Well according to Sony’s own press conference held last night, it looks as though we now have a plethora of PSVR content to look forward too as well. The post Sony Reveals 7 New Titles Coming To PSVR appeared first on VRScout.

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PlayStation VR sold 915,000 units, surprises even Sony

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It’s both amusing and also telling that Sony itself was caught by surprise that its PS VR system did well after all. Although it was definitely singing the virtual reality tune, Sony’s actions spoke louder than its words.

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Sony PlayStation VR v HTC Vive: Which VR headset is worth the wait?

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Oculus Rift is VR's lucky charm, the headset that the whole industry is counting on. Both Sony and HTC's headsets are set to go on sale in 2016 and offer different games and controls to the Rift. Sony PlayStation VR v HTC Vive: Games Sony comfortably wins this round.

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New Sony Patent Points To Inside-Out Tracking For VR Headsets

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We’ve seen prototypes from Oculus with Santa Cruz and Intel’s Project Alloy-powered devices and now Sony is dipping their toes into the inside-out tracking race. Today we caught wind of a new Utility Patent Application from Sony Interactive Entertainment that would allow for inside-out tracking of interactive VR devices. Tagged with: PSVR , Sony Interactive Entertainment. PSVR Sony VR Industry News Sony Interactive Entertainment

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Sony is Bringing PS2 Classics ‘Gungrave’ & ‘Zone of the Enders’ to PSVR, Teaser Trailers Here

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Tokyo Game Show (TGS) is upon us, and Sony has today shown off some a few brand new teaser trailers at its PlayStation keynote. Both Oculus Rift and HTC Vive will eventually see support.

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Oculus: ‘Multiple VR titles have made more than $1M in the Oculus store alone’

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Oculus for its part has attempted to kickstart that ecosystem by investing hefty sums in content developers, and now the company says it’s starting to pay off. With the backing of Facebook, Oculus has publicly committed to investing $500 million into VR content development.

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How Sony’s PSVR Goes Beyond the Headset to Do Local Social VR Right

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The Oculus Rift and HTC Vive each released almost a full year ago, with the Samsung Gear VR predating them by quite a bit and the younger, more fresh PlayStation VR (PSVR) headset from Sony just releasing a short few months ago in October. Tagged with: PlayStation VR , PSVR , sony.

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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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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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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. Oculus. See Also: Hands-on – Oculus Touch 2016 Prototype Brings Refinements to an Already Elegant Design.

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Sony Patents Reveal Possible Cancelled PSVR Glove Controller

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New patents from Sony give us a slightly better look at its work prototyping a glove controller for its PlayStation VR (PSVR) headset. Earlier this year we reported that Sony had looked into a glove controller for PSVR but ultimately decided not to progress with it, at least that the time. However, they were published last year, suggesting these might be the gloves Sony has since abandoned. We’re still keen to see Sony introduce new input for PSVR.

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Field In View: Sony Had the Biggest VR Game Reveals of E3, But Oculus Had the Best

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The post Field In View: Sony Had the Biggest VR Game Reveals of E3, But Oculus Had the Best appeared first on UploadVR. I’ve been on the outside looking-in at E3 this year.

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The Future Begins: October Will See Big VR Moments From Google, Facebook, and Sony

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Oculus Announces First Retail Bundle: Rift + ‘Marvel Powers United VR’

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Oculus today announced plans to launch a new retail bundle which adds the upcoming Marvel Powers United VR to the usual retail box including the Rift headset and Touch controllers.

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Sony’s New PSVR Trailer Recaps Big E3 2017 Announcements

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PlayStation VR (PSVR) easily had the best showing of any headset at E3 last week, though that’s more down to the absence of the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive than it is anything else.

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Oculus Founder Expects No Next-gen VR Headsets From Market Incumbents Before Mid-2018

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Oculus’ founder Palmer Luckey, who left the company in March, recently opened up on record for the first time in an interview since September 2016. Palmer Luckey, Founder of Oculus, circa 2014 | Photo courtesy Oculus.

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Sony To Reveal ‘Eagerly Anticipated’ PSVR Games This Week In Countdown To E3

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Sony is doing E3 just a little bit differently this year, focusing on four big upcoming PS4 games at its media showcase next Monday. Over the course of this week Sony is going to have several reveals as a way to countdown to its press conference, and three of them will be PSVR related. Sony says an ‘eagerly anticipated game’ will come to PSVR on Sunday 10th June, again at the same time. is a port of an existing Oculus Rift/HTC Vive game.

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Sony unveils several new Playstation VR titles

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As we previously anticipated, Sony announced a number of new titles on Monday for their now one-year-old Playstation VR platform. Reminiscent of aviation classic Pilotwings , this title has already been released for Oculus Rift and HTC Vive.

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