Sony Patent Filing Reveals VR Headset With Haptic Feedback Generator

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Patent filings continue to reveal yet more of Sony’s R&D work in the VR space. Could Sony have worked on a VR headset that itself offers haptic feedback in reaction to virtual worlds?

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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. 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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Sony Unveils ‘Spatial Reality Display’ with Eye-tracking for Glasses-free 3D Viewing

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Sony recently unveiled Spatial Reality Display, a 15.6-inch 4K panel that includes both eye-tracking and embedded lenticular lens array so users can view 3D content with the naked eye. Sony says it’s designed for one viewer at a time.

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. The post Don’t Worry, Sony Just Reconfirmed PSVR ‘Is Compatible With PS5’ appeared first on UploadVR. Despite the fact that the PlayStation 5 reveal event didn’t include a single mention of PSVR or the upcoming successor VR headset, don’t worry too much.

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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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Sony Reveals PS5, Including New HD Camera And Discless Digital Edition

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Sony revealed its next generation PlayStation 5 console today, which features a new white design, a white DualSense controller, media remote and a new HD camera. The post Sony Reveals PS5, Including New HD Camera And Discless Digital Edition appeared first on UploadVR. While there was no specific PSVR news, the HD camera reinforces previous suggestions that PS5 should support current, and possibly future, PlayStation VR hardware.

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Sony Reiterates Commitment To ‘Make Advances’ In ‘Immersive Interactive Experiences Such As VR’

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Sony’s latest corporate report briefly mentions VR, and reiterates the company’s commitment to making advances in immersive entertainment. In the entire 66-page document covering all facets of the Sony brand, VR gets just one mention in Game & Network Services section.

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Sony Launches Yet Another PSVR Mega Pack, Now Including PS5 Adaptor

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Sony has yet again rejigged the PSVR Mega Pack bundle, swapping out games and adding some new extras to the kit. You need this to plug the PS4-era camera into Sony’s new console, and you can use the new HD Camera for PSVR, so it’s pretty essential.

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Sony?s PS5 Reveal Event Rescheduled For June 11th At 1PM PT

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According to a Twitch ad today someone saw during a livestream, the new date for Sony’s PlayStation 5 reveal event appeared to have leaked as June 11th. Shortly afterward, Sony confirmed the new date on the official Twitter account. The post Sony’s PS5 Reveal Event Rescheduled For June 11th At 1PM PT appeared first on UploadVR.

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Community Download: What Do You Expect From Sony?s PS5 Event?

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For today’s Community Download, we want to know what you’re expecting to see and learn about at Sony’s PS5 event? But we’re back this week with a new topic for everyone to weigh in on: Sony’s PlayStation 5 reveal event. Obviously we should expect a few obvious things like getting to see what the PlayStation 5 actually looks like finally, especially since Sony revealed the controller already.

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Waltz Of The Wizard Dev Pauses PSVR Updates ‘Until Sony Talks What’s Next’

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Hrafn Thorisson, the CEO of Aldin Dynamics, has said that the team is holding off on updates for the PSVR version of Waltz of the Wizards until Sony talks more about the future of VR on the PlayStation platform.

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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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Sony Reveals AR Headset Prototype in New Ghostbusters Location-based Attraction

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Ginza Sony Park, the Japanese tech giant’s Tokyo-based hub for Sony brand promotion, is now playing host to a new Ghostbusters -themed multiplayer experience using a newly revealed Sony AR headset prototype. In the video’s description, Sony says the AR experience uses the company’s latest visual, tactile, and auditory technologies, although it hasn’t qualified it with any further technical info.

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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. Given the timing of the patent’s publication, this could indicate that Sony is looking to implement this type of finger tracking into new motion controllers for its rumored PSVR 2 headset, thought to be launching for the upcoming PS5 console.

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. Videos released by Facebook show just how much detail can be captured with just cameras on a headset: There’s no indication that this technology will ship in PlayStation VR 2, Sony’s highly anticipated upcoming headset for PlayStation 5.

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Sony To Talk PS5 System Architecture Tomorrow

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After months of silence regarding its next console, Sony will talk about PS5’s system architecture in an update tomorrow. But there’s still much to learn about the specifics of the PS5, and Microsoft’s Xbox One Series X has been putting the pressure on Sony by being comparatively forthcoming with such information in the past few weeks. For now, we do know that Sony is prototyping a new headset and that the current PSVR will work with PS5.

Sony Just Invested $250 Million in Epic Games, Here’s What it Could Mean for VR and Beyond

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Sony Corporation announced today that it will invest $250 million in Epic Games, the company well known for its hit game Fortnite and the Unreal Engine game engine that powers it. Interestingly, the investment in Unreal Engine is being made on behalf of a wholly-owned subsidiary of parent company Sony Corporation rather than by Sony Interactive Entertainment (AKA PlayStation). SEE ALSO PlayStation 5 Will Support PSVR, Sony Affirms.

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Sony Says It’s Focusing On The ‘Value Equation’ For PS5

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We don’t yet know the price of Sony’s next-generation console, the PS5, but PlayStation chief executive Jim Ryan says the company is focusing on getting the “value equation” right. Obviously, whatever price Sony goes with will have a knock-on effect for PSVR users. Rumors earlier in the year claimed that Sony was struggling with keeping the PS5 price down.

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Sony’s Mysterious PSVR Studio Is Closing Before It Even Revealed Its ‘AAA’ Game

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Sony’s mysterious first-party development team, focused exclusively on making ‘AAA’ PSVR games, is closing down before it even revealed its first game. According to the report, the move was made “to close it as part of our efforts to improve efficiency and operational effectiveness” Sony opened the new studio in 2015, a year ahead of the launch of PSVR, with the aim of making games exclusively for the headset.

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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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The Next PlayStation Supports PSVR, Sony Confirms

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Sony has just confirmed that its current PSVR headset will be compatible with the next PlayStation console. A demo of Sony’s Spider-Man, for example, cut out fast travel times when accessing the in-game map. We’ve seen plenty of Sony patents in the past few months, each of which points towards what PSVR 2 could look like. PSVR Sony VR Industry News PS5 PSVR 2

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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 CEO: PSVR’s Success ‘Lifts All The Sony Boats’

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Sony Postpones PlayStation 5 Reveal Event Previously Set For June 4th

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Today in a tweet Sony announced the decision to postpone the PlayStation 5 reveal event that was previously scheduled for June 4th. Sony cites the need for “more important voices to be heard” at this time. This was expected to be the big thing to replace Sony’s usual E3 presence, an event the company was planning to skip for the second year in a row. The post Sony Postpones PlayStation 5 Reveal Event Previously Set For June 4th appeared first on UploadVR.

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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. Valve added a spectator mode to the DOTA 2 international championships , but Sony’s approach adds a large audience too. Entertainment Gaming PSVR Sony Esports PlayStation VR 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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Sony Tests New AR Ghostbusters Experience In Japan

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Sony announced a new AR experience based on the Ghostbusters franchise. It will be available at the Sony building at Ginza Park in Japan from this month. The experience is launched to coincide with the 35th anniversary of the original Ghostbusters move, where 4 friends can work together to fight off ghosts using a new AR R&D prototype device developed by Sony. The post Sony Tests New AR Ghostbusters Experience In Japan appeared first on UploadVR.

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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. Like the Index controller, Sony’s prototype features an open-palm design using a wrist strap. Whatever the case, it’ll be interesting to see if Sony continues forward towards commercialization, be it via Sony-built PC solution or controller intended for use with PS5.

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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. That’s the division of Sony specifically responsible for the PlayStation brand, and not the wider corp. Sony itself has warned that it’s not likely to release PSVR 2 alongside PS5.

Sony Confirms PSVR Support For The ‘PlayStation 5’

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PSVR will be compatible with Sony’s next PlayStation console. In an exclusive interview with Wired Magazine, PS4 systems architect and game designer Mark Cerny spilled the beans on Sony’s next generation of their immensely popular PlayStation console, in the process confirming support for the PlayStation VR headset. Image Credit: Sony Playstation. Image Credit: Sony Playstation. News Playstation VR PS5 Sony

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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. We didn’t know how much the price was, but it was recently revealed in an SEC filing that Sony paid $229 million for the acquisition and most of that was entirely paid in cash. As a result of this acquisition, Insomniac Games has become a wholly-owned subsidiary of Sony.”

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PS5 Delay Not Happening, Sony Marketing Exec Assures

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The recent relative silence around Sony’s PlayStation 5 has proved frustrating for some fans. Eric Lempel, SVP and head of global marketing at Sony Interactive Entertainment, said as much in an interview with GamesIndustry.biz this week.

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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. It is interesting that when speaking about this alliance, Sony doesn’t only talk about games, but it mentions “the rapidly evolving digital entertainment landscape”. And Sony for sure wants to have a stake in the metaverse.

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Sony’s Shuhei Yoshida Responds To Xbox Head Phil Spencer’s VR Comments

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Sony’s Shuhei Yoshida made a comment on Twitter that seemed directed at Phil Spencer’s suggestion that nobody is asking for VR, in relation to Microsoft’s upcoming Xbox, codenamed Scarlett. Following the comments from Spencer, Sony’s Shuhei Yoshida posted a comment on Twitter that seemed to respond to Spencer’s assertion that ‘nobody’s asking for VR.’ ” We should note that as of March this year, Sony had sold over 4.2

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Report: Sony Still Planning To Release PSVR 2 After PS5 Launch

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A recent report from Bloomberg may reaffirm Sony’s previous hints that a possible PSVR 2 headset would launch after the release of PS5 this holiday season. The report cites “people with knowledge of the matter” in saying that Sony plans to release ” a new version of the PlayStation VR virtual-reality headset, tentatively scheduled after the PlayStation 5 goes on sale” PSVR 2 Launching Later?

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Blood & Truth Dev Sony London Hiring For Next PSVR Game

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Sony London, the studio behind Blood & Truth , is staffing up for its next VR game. Sony is thought to be launching its next PlayStation in 2020, so it seems likely Sony London’s next game would arrive on that console. Could Sony London be working on one of the first PSVR 2 games? Or is Sony London instead looking to follow-up on the success of PlayStation VR Worlds with another collection of experiences?

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Sony Confirms Work On ‘Next-Generation’ VR Headset That Might Not Be PSVR 2

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Sony Next Generation VR Headset In The Works. For starters, the job posting is directly from the wider Sony Corporation and not Sony Interactive Entertainment, the division of the company that runs the PlayStation operation.

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