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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Strategy Game ‘League of War: VR Arena’ Comes to PSVR This Fall

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Independent developer MunkyFun is bringing League of War: VR Arena exclusively to Sony’s PSVR platform this Fall. The post Strategy Game ‘League of War: VR Arena’ Comes to PSVR This Fall appeared first on Road to VR.

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: 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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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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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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What Sony’s PlayStation 4 ‘End-Of-Life’ Means For PSVR And PSVR 2

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When Sony executive John Tsuyoshi Kodera told investors this week that the PlayStation 4 is entering the “final phase of its life cycle ,” there were two ways to parse the news. You could disbelieve it — it’s a mistake, an overstatement, or likely to change — or assume that Sony was dead serious and already planning for the PlayStation 5. Technically, Sony could release an all-new headset tomorrow for the PS4 and continue to support it for the PS5.

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Sony: PSVR Is Still Selling, But Industry Growth Is Slower Than Expected

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With over two million units sold, it’s largelly thought that Sony’s PlayStation VR (PSVR) is the most successful high-end VR headset on the market right now. During a recent Corporate Strategy Meeting, attended by Wall Street Journal reporter Takashi Mochizuki, Sony Interactive Entertainment President and CEO John Tsuyoshi Kodera noted that the company’s own headset was still selling, but the industry’s overall growth is below market expectations.

Sony Is Surprised by PlayStation VR’s Popularity

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Sony, the Japanese electronics titan, is the manufacturer of PlayStation4 VR, which is making waves in the industry recently. The increase in demand is a sign that Sony is the leading seller of premium VR headsets in the market today. Although Sony’s performance in the market regarding the sale of PlayStation VR headsets is deemed outstanding, competitors still have the staying power in them. Oculus Rift Headsets are also reportedly doing well in the market.

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Report: ‘Skyrim VR’ Likely Coming to HTC Vive, PSVR Version a “Timed Exclusive”

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One of the bigger announcements from Sony’s E3 briefing last night was the announcement of Skyrim VR only for PlayStation VR. How long that timed exclusivity will remain in place is unclear, but this strategy makes a lot more sense, more inline with expectations.

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Rise and Shine Campers!

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In homage to the greatest movie ever made, Sony Pictures Virtual Reality – the VR arm of Sony Pictures Entertainment – has developed a virtual reality game that puts you in a Punxsutawney time loop. The game will comes to PlayStation, Oculus Rift and HTC Vive later this year.

Oculus on Platform-exclusive VR Content: ‘it’s the only viable way to jumpstart the market’

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Earlier this month we saw a slew of new Oculus Touch game announcements. Many of these new VR titles, which benefit from funding or publishing (or both) by Oculus, will launch exclusively for the Rift and Touch. Jason Rubin, Head of Content at Oculus.

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The 9 Best PlayStation VR Games to Play Right Now

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The age of consumer grade video game console-powered virtual reality arrived early last month with the release of Sony’s PlayStation VR (PS VR) headset. Other shooters in VR will pit you against one another, but Battlezone is instead a celebration of cooperative strategy.

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Community Download: Are Oculus and HTC The Apple and Microsoft of VR?

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There are a handful of major players already cutting their teeth in VR including Google, Sony and Samsung; but the two titans sitting at the top of the heap are Oculus and HTC. Oculus/Apple . Discussion apple community download discussion feature htc microsoft oculus rift Vive

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VR Awards 2019 Finalists Include Quest, Astro Bot, Vader Immortal

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They include Hardware of the Year, which features contenders like Oculus Quest, HTC’s Vive Pro Eye, and HP’s Reverb. VR Hardware of the Year: Oculus – Quest. Oculus – Rift S. Sony London Studio – Blood & Truth.

These Are The Stocks You Could Buy To Invest In The VR Industry

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Facebook – NASDAQ: FB – Oculus VR, VR headset, VR Camera, VR content, VR platform. Sony – NYSE: SNE – VR Console, VR Games & VR Headset. Samsung – KRX: 005930 – GearVR (partnership with Oculus VR) and 360 Camera.

Global quarterly VR headset shipments achieve new record

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Meanwhile, Sony, Oculus , and HTC continue to dominate the VR hardware marketplace, with an 86% combined market share. One driver of headset acquisitions was a temporary-turned-permanent price cut by Oculus in Q3, who matched Playstation’s VR headset price point at $399. This precedes the upcoming release of Oculus’ $199 Go standalone headset, expected next year. “VR

GDC 2019: 6 VR/AR Talks You Won’t Want To Miss

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In 2016, he launched Adrift for Oculus Rift and HTC Vive. Making of ‘ASTRO BOT Rescue Mission’: Reinventing Platformers for VR with Sony Japan. Developer Day Keynote: Platform Strategy for 2019 with HTC Vive. Down the Rabbit Hole with Oculus Quest with Oculus. Speaking of new headsets, it’s no secret that the much-anticipated Oculus Quest will be at GDC. Events GDC HTC Vive Cosmos Oculus QuestGDC 2019 is nearly upon us.

Introducing The Nominees For The 2019 VR Awards

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VR hardware is front and center at this year’s festivities following the release of Oculus Quest and HP Reverb. VR Hardware of the Year: Oculus – Quest. Oculus – Rift S. Sony London Studio – Blood & Truth.

Vacation Simulator, Mars Alive, Four Other Titles Arrive On PSVR This Week

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While E3 2019 may officially be in the books, it appears as though Sony is only just getting started. Originally released on SteamVR and Oculus this past April, Vacation Simulator arrives on PlayStation VR tomorrow ( June 18th ). This week is shaping up to be a busy one for console VR.

HTC Wants to Bring Its First-party Game ‘Arcade Saga’ to PlayStation VR

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Launched for the Vive headset in December 2016, the game quickly received Oculus Rift support, and recently saw further optimisations for Oculus Touch. HTC Vive Games News Bits Oculus Rift Games PSVR Games SteamVR Games VR Games VR Industry arcade saga playstation vr arcade saga psvr

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20 VR Games Releasing in 2018 We’re Excited About

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We’ve rounded up a list of 20-something VR games launching in 2018 that we’re excited about, covering all three major VR systems: PSVR, Oculus Rift and HTC Vive. Platform : PSVR, Oculus, Steam (Spring 2018). Platform : Oculus, Steam (Early 2018).

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Xbox Game Studios Has (inadvertently?) Acquired Heaps of VR Development Talent

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A VR-capable version of Minecraft (supporting multiplayer with the non-VR version) interestingly launched first on Samsung’s Gear VR headset (which runs Oculus software) back in 2016, though the game still hasn’t been brought to the newer Oculus Go or Oculus Quest.

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History of Recent Events: the War on VR Exclusivity Following.

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Read the chronological order of events below: 1) Oculus came under fire last week then it transpired that Giant Cop from Other Ocean , which was first announced for the HTC Vive, would now be releasing first on the Rift. You see Sony investing in their content the same way,” he said.

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To the ‘VR is Dying’ Crowd: There’s More VR Users on Steam Than Ever Before

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We have almost no insight into usage of PlayStation VR, but we at least know that Sony has been happy with sales figures—as the only one of the big three to share such figures, the company revealed in August that they passed the 3 million unit mark.

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No Man’s Sky, Beat Saber PSVR and More Fallout: Our E3 2018 Predictions

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Jamie: Predicting Sony’s PSVR Megaton. If you think back VR’s presence at the last two E3s, both were defined by one big announcement from Sony. I think we all want Sony to keep that momentum going this year. Personally, I think Sony’s saving the reveal of No Man’s Sky’s VR support for the big show. Still, some might not consider that a ‘megaton’ announcement, but I think Sony could have some other tricks up its sleeve.

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Intel Headsets, Vive Conferences and VR Cats: The Week’s Biggest VR News

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Oculus Touch Doubles Rift Steam Users. We don’t have a lot of numbers for VR headset sales yet; Sony is the only one to provide official data of the three high-end headset makers. The launch of Oculus’ Touch controllers doubled the number of Rift owners that used Steam, no doubt hungry for new content to play. For as long as they’ve been making them, Oculus has come under fire for its exclusives. SONY DSC.

52 VR Games We Can’t Wait To Play In 2019

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Sony London builds on what it learned with its popular London Heist demo here. This is a high-octane VR thrill-ride backed by the production values that only Oculus Studios can afford, taking you from sky-diving setpieces to sneaky spy missions. Oculus Quest Ports (TBD) – Quest.

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Report: VR and AR Device Market to hit $1.8 billion in 2018

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We expect stand-alone headsets like the Oculus Go and HTC Vive Focus to ignite a new wave of growth that will help broaden the appeal of virtual reality, particularly with businesses and in education,” says George Jijiashvili, CCS Insight’s senior analyst for wearables.

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Varjo Raises $8.2M Investment to Further Develop “Human Eye-resolution” Headsets

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We clicked the moment we met with them – the team literally started on go-to-market strategy during our first meeting. Varjo’s prototype hiding inside of an Oculus Rift, image courtesy Ubergizmo.

Tethered Is Coming To Vive, Rift and PS4 Pro With Motion Controller Support

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Still one of the better games for Sony’s PlayStation VR headset, Secret Sorcery’s Tethered [ Review: 7/10 ] will soon be landing on other platforms. The UK-based developer this month confirmed that Tethered is on its way to both the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive on PC.

PSVR Black Friday Sales Metrics Reportedly Top Prior 18 Weeks Combined in UK, “On Par” With Launch

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Following the Black Friday shopping period, analysts report strong sales for the PlayStation VR headset in the UK, possibly furthering Sony’s install base lead among tethered VR headsets. Sony’s success in moving PlayStation VR headsets—with an estimated 1.5

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E3 2018 Hands-On: From Software’s Déraciné Is A Beautifully Interactive VR Adventure Game

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If you told me a week ago that From Software, the legendary developer behind the Dark Souls series and Bloodborne were making a PSVR game I’d absolutely expect it to be one of the highlighted announcement’s as Sony’s annual E3 press conference.

VRX 2017 Hosts Top VR/AR Companies in San Francisco This Week – Road to VR Readers Save 15%

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Speakers from leading companies including Oculus, Intel, Ford, HTC, Paramount, Google, Epic Games, Walmart, Qualcomm and many more, will be present at the event.

The Big List: 50 VR Games We Can’t Wait To Play In 2017

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Supported Headsets: Oculus Rift, PlayStation VR, HTC Vive. Supported Headsets: HTC Vive, Oculus Rift, PlayStation VR. Metro developer 4A Games makes its VR debut with this Oculus Studios shooter that doesn’t look a whole lot different from its last post-apocalyptic shooter.

AR+VR Weekly: 3 million PSVRs, $5 billion in XR investments & Apple smartglasses 2020?

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Sony announced that more than 3 million PlayStation VR headsets since launch in 2016 and more than 21.9 WRLDS Announces raises $600K Round of Seed Funding ( Virtual-Strategy ). HTC Brings Viveport VR Store and Subscription Service to Oculus Rift ( Variety ).

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The reality of VR/AR growth“VR will be big, AR will be bigger.

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But now the market has actually launched, and we’ve got 12 months of real-world performance and major tech players’ strategies emerging. Facebook (Oculus Rift) and HTC (Vive) had growing pains at launch, whether slower than expected shipping or order cancellations.