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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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 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 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 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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PS5 VR Is ‘Completely New Format’, Dev Kits ‘About To Go Out’ – Sony

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Hot off the back of announcing a new PS5 VR headset , Sony Interactive Entertainment also confirmed that developer kits for the device will be shipping out soon.

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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 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 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 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 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?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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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 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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PSVR Games With Unlocked Framerate/Dynamic Resolution Could See PS5 Improvements, Sony Confirms

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Sony today confirmed that PSVR games running on PS5 via backwards compatibility can see improvements if they have specific features.

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

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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’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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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 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 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 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 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 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 Discontinues PS4 Pro In Japan, PS4 Slim Remains For Now

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According to GameWatch , Sony has discontinued all models of PS4 except for one in Japan. With the introduction of the PlayStation 5, the previous generation is now being slowly phased out by Sony.

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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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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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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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Report: Sony Spinning Off Astro Bot Team In Japan Studio Shut Down

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According to multiple unnamed sources, VGC reports that Sony Japan Studio is shutting down and spinning off ASOBI Team (the Astro Bot devs) into a new standalone studio. We’ve reached out to Sony for comment and will update this story if we hear back.

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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. 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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