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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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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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 Confirms Next-Generation PS5 VR Headset Coming Post-2021

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Sony Interactive Entertainment today officially confirmed it will release a next generation PS5 VR headset in the future. Sony did, however, confirm that the kit will feature a new ‘VR controller’ that implements features first used in the new DualSense PS5 controller.

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Sony Wants To Shadow Ban VR Users For ‘Inappropriate Gestures’ And More, Patent Filing Reveals

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In late 2017 Sony filed documents to patent a means of ‘shadow banning’ users in social VR applications by monitoring their language and comments. Could this be an indicator that Sony is indeed planning to launch a more robust social VR feature for the upcoming PS5 VR headset?

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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 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 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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Editorial: Sony’s Risky Edge Lives On In VR

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April has been a funny sort of month for Sony Interactive Entertainment and the PlayStation brand, bookended by contradictory events. Paradoxically, last week Sony published one of its riskiest games in years, a punishing bullet-hell rougelite called Returnal.

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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 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 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 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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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.

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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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 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.

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 expects PS5 shortages to last into 2022

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Five months later, finding a PS5 has been tough, and Sony fully expects system shortages to continue into 2022. This is according to Sony's CFO Hiroki Totoki. Gaming News Playstation PlayStation 5 PS5 Sony

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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.

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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 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 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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Amazon is offloading the Sony WH-1000XM3 for super cheap now

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Our reviewers didn’t mince words with the Sony WH-1000XM3 headphones, saying they were “the best in class.”. Deals Home Theater Amazon 2021 Home Theater Deals Sony headphone deals sony headphones Sony WH1000XM3 Noise Cancelling Headphones Sony WH1000XM3 Noise Cancelling Headphones deals

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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 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 partners with Discord to bring the app to PlayStation

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Discord has struck a deal with Sony to bring the popular chat app to PlayStation. Gaming discord Playstation Sony

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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. For now, we do know that Sony is prototyping a new headset and that the current PSVR will work with PS5.

Sony’s PS5 DualSense controller finally gets some new colors

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Gaming News dualsense PlayStation 5 SonyThe PS5's Dualsense controller is finally getting some new, space-themed color variants.

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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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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.

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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. News Sony sony sony interactive entertainment sony vr sony vr controller

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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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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