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’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 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 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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Sony Confirms PSVR Support For The ‘PlayStation 5’

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PSVR will be compatible with Sony’s next PlayStation console. Last month, it was discovered that Sony had filed a patent with the United States Patent and Trademark Office which hinted at some form of wireless functionality for PlayStation’s console VR 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 Announces 2 New PSVR Bundles Coming This Month

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If you were wondering what Sony’s next big hardware bundles were going to be, wonder no more. The post Sony Announces 2 New PSVR Bundles Coming This Month appeared first on Road to VR.

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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 to Nearly Double the Total Number of PSVR Games by End of 2018

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According to a report by Silicon Era , Sony expects to increase the number of PSVR games from 150 to 280 over the course of 2018. However Sony says they’ve sold more than 12.2 SEE ALSO Sony Releases PSVR's Top 10 Most Downloaded Games of 2017, 'Job Simulator' Tops the Chart.

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Jim Ryan Appointed President & CEO of Sony Interactive Entertainment

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Sony has officially announced that John Kodera has stepped down as president and CEO of Sony Interactive Entertainment (SIE), making way for previous SIE deputy president Jim Ryan to take the position. But Sony is committed to this and we’re in it for the long haul.”.

The Void Teases New VR Experiences From Marvel, Sony Pictures Coming Soon

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The Void recently opened its new San Francisco, CA location and in an interview the CCO teased upcoming VR experiences from Marvel and Sony Pictures. The post The Void Teases New VR Experiences From Marvel, Sony Pictures Coming Soon appeared first on UploadVR.

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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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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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‘Beat Saber’ Wins Sony’s Best PSVR Experience of 2018

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Created by Czech Republic-based indie studio Beat Games , Beat Saber landed the top award for Sony’s ‘Best PSVR Experience’ of 2018. The post ‘Beat Saber’ Wins Sony’s Best PSVR Experience of 2018 appeared first on Road to VR.

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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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Review: Sony PlayStation VR

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In both price and performance, Sony's VR system splits the difference between high-end, PC-driven headsets and lightweight mobile solutions. The post Review: Sony PlayStation VR appeared first on WIRED. Gaming Gear Reviews consoles Playstation Sony virtual reality VR

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Sony Gives Spider-Man a New Augmented Reality Home via iPhone & Android Apps

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To promote the pending release of Spider-Man: Far From Home on July 4, Sony Pictures has published a mobile app for iOS and Android that brings Spider-Man into fans' homes via augmented reality.

Next-gen PlayStation Will Support Current PSVR, Sony Confirms

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Sony revealed the first details of its upcoming console today in an exclusive interview with Wired. While Cerny wasn’t ready to say whether or not the company is planning a new PlayStation VR headset to go along with PS5 (or whatever Sony ends up calling their next-gen PlayStation console), considering the company’s year’s-long investment in building one of the most successful VR ecosystems out there, it seems likely they will want to continue.

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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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Wireless PSVR Headset Detailed In New Sony Patent

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The future of Sony’s PSVR headset just got even more promising. Still, if Sony is working on an official solution for its next VR headset it could mean a big jump in immersion between PSVR 1 and 2. The assumption is that such a device would run on Sony’s next console, a hypothetical PS5. Tagged with: PSVR , PSVR 2 , sony , wireless PSVR Facebook Twitter Reddit More The post Wireless PSVR Headset Detailed In New Sony Patent appeared first on UploadVR.

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

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Sony Announces ‘Smurfs’ Mixed Reality HoloLens Game

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Sony’s latest edition to the Smurf reboot anthology, Smurfs: The Lost Village hits theaters today once again bringing the iconic 80’s characters back from the dead much to the delight of children and nostalgic adults everywhere.

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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.” We’ve seen a glimpse of what such controllers might look like in Sony’s own patents. PSVR PlayStation VR sony Sony Interactive Entertainment

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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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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 Announces 4.2 Million PlayStation VR Units Sold

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Sony today revealed its latest PlayStation VR sales milestone of 4.2 Sony announced today that it has reached 4.2 Data courtesy Sony, chart by Road to VR. And Sony’s push for more quality PSVR content doesn’t seem to be waning. Sony has been totally silent.

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‘Blood & Truth’ Behind-the-Scenes – Insights & Artwork from Sony’s London Studio

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As the studio behind the excellent PlayStation VR Worlds , Sony Interactive Entertainment’s London Studio has been at the forefront of VR game design since before PSVR even shipped back in 2016. ” Image courtesy Sony London Studio. Image courtesy Sony London Studio.

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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. Because a PSVR is useless without the PS4 console (that message was for your mom/dad/wife/husband), Sony’s $200 deal effectively brings the whole price of a working VR system to between $500-550.

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Where & When to Watch Sony’s Keynote @ Paris Games Week, Announcing New PSVR Titles

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Sony is announcing a few new games ahead of time at their annual pre-PGW keynote though, which they say will include 7 titles spanning PS4 and PSVR. Sony announced on their US blog that the livestream will see 21 game updates, and 7 “all-new game announcements” for PS4 and PSVR.

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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 PlayStation VR Launches October 13

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Sony had previously stated PlayStation VR would launch in October for $399. However, d uring the Sony E3 press conference today. Sony locked down the final release date of the PlayStation VR to October 13. Review our list of confirmed Sony PlayStation VR Games.

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Sony Slashes PlayStation VR + ‘Gran Turismo Sport’ Bundle to $200

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After announcing the company sold over 2 million PSVR headsets to date , Sony is now lowering the price of one of its latest bundles to just $200, which includes PlayStation VR, PS Camera, and a copy of Gran Turismo Sport (2017). Image courtesy Sony.

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Sony’s ‘Jumanji: The VR Adventure’ is Unacceptably Terrible

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Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle is a massive, and desperately needed, hit for Sony Pictures. This is a huge win for Sony Pictures which is best known today for butchering surefire franchises like Spider-Man and bringing us one step closer to Raganorock with The Emoji Movie.

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Sony Announces ‘Tetris Effect’ for PSVR & PS4, Coming Fall 2018

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It looks like the alleged Sony E3 leak , which showed Resident Evil 2 (1998), Spider-Man, and BioShock Resurgence coming to PSVR, hasn’t gotten its moment of vindication yet, as Sony today announced that a new Tetris game is coming to the PS4 console with PSVR support.

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PSVR 2 Won’t Launch Alongside PS5, Sony Suggests

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First, Sony confirmed it was making a next-generation console that would support VR. Following last week’s report, Cnet followed up with Sony’s Dominic Mallinson. We do know Sony’s next console isn’t releasing this year, but it is expected in 2020. We still wouldn’t expect Sony to wait another three years after that to launch PSVR 2; the original headset will be a relic by that point, but should we expect it in 2021 or 2022?

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