Sony Teases Shadow Banning System For PSVR In New Patent

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According to a patent submitted to the United States Patent and Trademark Office earlier this month, Sony is working on a new system that would allow the company to shadow ban players on the PlayStation VR platform. ” Image Credit: Sony PlayStation.

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Sony Unveils Next-Gen ‘Orb’ VR Controller For PS5

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Last month Sony confirmed that it is currently in development of a direct follow-up to its PlayStation VR headset, promising significant improvements to resolution, better tracking and input, and a larger field-of-view. Image Credit: Sony Interactive Entertainment.

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Sony Announces “Next Generation” VR Headset For The PlayStation 5

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Earlier this morning, Sony dropped a major bombshell on PlayStation fans with the reveal of a new VR system for the PlayStation 5. ” Image Credit: Sony PlayStation. Since then, Sony’s console-based VR headset has sold over 5 million units.

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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.

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Sony WH1000XM3 headphones, our favorites, are $100 off today

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Our favorite Sony headphones ever, the WH-1000XM3 noise-cancelling headphones are on sale at Amazon right now. Deals Home Theater Amazon 2021 Deal-ED headphone deals Headphones Sony headphone deals Sony WH1000XM3 Noise Cancelling Headphones

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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 SRS-RA5000 speaker review: An expensive experiment

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As the first speaker that lets you experience Sony's 360 Reality Audio format, it's intriguing but too pricey. Home Theater 360 speakers bluetooth speakers Review Sony Sony 360 reality audio Sony SRS-RA5000 spatial audio wireless speakers

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The XR Week Peek (2021.03.01): Sony confirms PSVR 2, Facebook teases Quest 2 Pro, and more!

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Image by Sony). Sony officially states it is going to launch the PSVR 2. PlayStation VR has been the most successful headset until now (if we exclude the crappy mobile viewers), but now it is pretty dated and people were wondering what Sony was going to do. Header image by Sony).

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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. In fact, we’ve seen other patents from Sony for a similar product sporting an entirely different design.

Every Announcement From Sony’s PS VR Showcase

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Sony reveals new VR games and exciting updates during its latest PS VR Showcase event. Today marked yet another PS VR Showcase by Sony, during which the company revealed new games for the PlayStation VR as well as exciting updates on several highly-anticipated titles.

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Epic Floated the Idea of Building a Launch Title for Sony’s Next VR Headset

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Epic Games, the creators of Unreal Engine, said it would consider building a launch title for Sony’s “next VR platform” during negotiations about Fortnite cross-play on PlayStation in 2018.

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Sony Patent Reveals Asymmetric VR Gameplay Concept

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A recently-published patent by Sony shows an asymmetric VR mechanic that would allow a spectating audience to participate and influence in a VR experience.

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Sony Unveils Next-gen VR Motion Controller for PS5

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In preparation for the reveal of its next VR headset, Sony today gave a first look at its next-gen VR controller for use with PS5, something that appears very similar to Oculus’ Touch controller. Image courtesy Sony. Image courtesy Sony. ” Image courtesy Sony.

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.

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Why Sony’s VR Ambitions May Outgrow PlayStation

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Everything we’ve heard about Sony’s next generation VR headset for PS5 thus far sounds… really quite good. Sony, it seems, understands this very well. The Future Of VR At Sony.

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Sony Confirms Next-Gen PSVR is Coming, New Controllers to Feature DualSense Tech

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Sony has been awfully quiet about the follow-up to its PSVR headset, which was initially released back in October 2016. Hideaki Nishino, Sony’s senior VP of Platform Planning & Management, announced in a blogpost that the next-gen VR headset for PS5 is coming.

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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.

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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.

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.

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Best cheap Sony headphone deals

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If you're looking for a new pair of headphones, then Sony has a great reputation for making high-quality cans which sound great and are rugged and long-lived. Deals Home Theater commerce 2021 Headphones Sony

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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.

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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 Pictures’ Jake Zim talks about the new Zombieland VR game and how to turn existing IP into amazing VR content

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I had the great pleasure to interview SVP of VR at Sony Pictures Jake Zim on his experience with developing, producing, and launching VR games inspired by Sony Pictures’ movies Spider-Man , Jumanji , Groundhog Day , and most recently, Zombieland. I work at Sony Pictures Entertainment.

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Amazon is handing out Sony Noise Cancelling Headphones for next to nothing

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The XR Week Peek (2021.03.22): Sony reveals PSVR2 controllers, FRL shows the wristband of the future, and more!

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Image by Sony Interactive Entertainment). Sony unveils the new controllers of the PSVR2. Sony promises amazing haptic sensations on the controllers, that should be able to provide “impactful, textured, and nuanced” sensations. Header image by Sony Interactive Entertainment).

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PS5 VR Controllers Revealed By Sony – Finger Detection, Analog Sticks, Inside-Out Tracking

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Sony has officially revealed new PS5 VR controllers, with plenty of new features. The blog confirms several features we’ve seen either in past patents of heard about from Sony before. The pair of controllers were just announced over on the PlayStation Blog.

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Sony announces that a new VR headset is coming for PS5, but not in 2021

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In a blog post published on PlayStation Blog, Hideaki Nishino , Senior Vice President, Platform Planning & Management at Sony Interactive Entertainment, has announced that a new PSVR headset is coming for PS5, but not this year. PlayStation 5 and new DualSense controller (Image by Sony).

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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 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 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. 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.

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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.

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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Sony HT-G700 review: Virtually irresistible

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With the HT-G700, Sony tries to prove that you don't need rear speakers or upfiring drivers for Dolby Atmos. Home Theater dolby atmos Sony Sony HT-G700 soundbar

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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.

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Sony’s HT-A9 promises fully immersive Dolby Atmos from four wireless speakers

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Sony is taking a new approach to home theater sound with its four-speaker HT-A9 system, while the HT-A700 provides a more traditional soundbar design. Home Theater News A7000 dolby atmos HT-A9 Sony soundbars

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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. As a result of this acquisition, Insomniac Games has become a wholly-owned subsidiary of Sony.”

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