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 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.

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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. Nonetheless, this is the first time we’ve heard of Sony using a device like this for a location-based AR experience.

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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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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.

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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 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: PS5 To Lower Power Consumption, Exploring PSVR Apps On Climate Change

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Sony is looking to tackle climate change with ‘PS5’ and PSVR. Sony Interactive Entertainment CEO Jim Ryan confirmed as much in a recent PlayStation Blog post. However, Sony is already working to make its next PlayStation exactly that.

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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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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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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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PlayStation CEO: Sony Remains Committed To VR Following Leadership Shakeup

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It’s been an uneven month or so for Sony, following a massive leadership shakeup in the wake of the PS5’s launch. More recently, however, chairman of Worldwide Studios and Sony veteran Shawn Layden left the company for undisclosed reasons. Sony Shakeup.

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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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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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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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Sony Has ’10 Year Vision’ For Media Molecule’s Dreams

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Given that Sony’s PS5 is widely expected to release next year , you might fear the game’s life span will be short lived. Fear not; Sony says it has a long-term vision for the experience. In a recent interview with Play-Asia , Sony’s Shuhei Yoshida said that the company has “a 10 year vision for Dreams to keep growing with the community.” Perhaps we could hear more during Sony’s State of Play broadcast next week?

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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 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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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’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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‘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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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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Sony To Close ‘RIGS’ Developer Guerrilla Cambridge

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Guerrilla Cambridge, the UK-based developer behind the high-profile multiplayer FPS, is to close, owner Sony has confirmed to UploadVR today. ” RIGS was one of the biggest games of PlayStation VR’s launch line-up, and one of the few to be developed internally at Sony.

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Layoffs Hit PlayStation VR Worlds Developer Sony London

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

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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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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 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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Sony CEO Confirms Company Is Working On ‘Next-Generation Hardware’

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According to an interview posted on the Financial Times (and referenced by IGN ) Sony’s CEO Kenichiro Yoshida said, “At this point, what I can say is it’s necessary to have a next-generation hardware”. Gaming PSVR PlayStation 5 ps4 PS5 sony

Shuhei Yoshida: Hardware Will Improve VR But Platform ‘Has A Lot To Learn’

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Shuhei Yoshida, President of Sony Worldwide Studios, talked about the challenges of VR and reflected on what developers have learnt over the last three years. ” In the same interview, Yoshida also mentioned that Asian developers could potentially join Sony Worldwide Studios in the future, and collaborate with developers in the US and Europe to create games for the Asian market. However, Sony have also suggested that PSVR 2 won’t launch alongside the PS5.

‘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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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. The post Oculus’ Jason Rubin Not Worried By Sony/Insomniac Acquisition appeared first on UploadVR. Experiences Gaming Oculus Oculus Rift VR Industry News insomniac Insomniac Games jason rubin oculus sonyIt could be seen as a blow to the line-up of exclusive games for the Rift and Quest. Oculus, however, seems to disagree.

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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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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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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 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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