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 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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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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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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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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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’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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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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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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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.

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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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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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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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 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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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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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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Sony Worldwide Studios Chairman Shawn Layden is Leaving PlayStation

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There’s a lot going on over at Sony Interactive Entertainment (SIE) currently, with the company currently shaking up its promotional events by hosting State of Play broadcasts and not appearing at events like the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3).

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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: 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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Latest Sony Patent Indicates Possible Wireless PlayStation VR 2 With Cameras

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Now it’s the turn of Sony Interactive Entertainment (SIE) with possible new designs for PlayStation VR which include possible improved tracking and wireless options. News Pinned Article Patent PlayStation VR PlayStation VR 2 Sony Interactive Entertainment

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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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Sony’s PSVR Video Quick Start Guide Makes Way for Arrival of New Model (CUH-ZVR2)

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Now that Sony’s hardware refresh of PlayStation VR is nearly here with Christmas around the bend, the company has published an updated version of it 3-part guide on how to set up PSVR including instructions for both models, CUH-ZVR1 and CUH-ZVR2.

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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 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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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 Patents Prescription Glasses With Eye-Tracking To Use With VR Headset

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Sony has patented what looks like a pair of prescription glasses for use with VR headsets like PSVR. Designing custom glasses intended for use with a headset could help Sony bring in more VR enthusiasts for PSVR or perhaps the unannounced PSVR 2. PSVR is home to great experiences, but it’s no secret that the PS4 that powers it pales in comparison to PCs running the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive. PSVR VR Industry News eye tracking patents PSVR 2 sony

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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Jason Rubin: Oculus ‘Would Love’ To Trade VR Games With PSVR

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Could we one day see Oculus exclusive games like Lone Echo, Stormland and Asgard’s Wrath on PSVR? Oculus’ Jason Rubin would like that very much. “We’ve thought about it,” he replied when asked if Oculus games could come to PSVR.

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

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