Real-Time Strategy Game ‘Korix’ Bringing Sci-Fi Tactics to PlayStation VR


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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.”.

Strategy Game ‘League of War: VR Arena’ Comes to PSVR This Fall

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Independent developer MunkyFun is bringing League of War: VR Arena exclusively to Sony’s PSVR platform this Fall. The post Strategy Game ‘League of War: VR Arena’ Comes to PSVR This Fall appeared first on Road to VR.

Pressure Mounts for Xbox’s Missing VR Strategy as PSVR Rakes in an Estimated Half Billion From Hardware Alone

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In an era where Sony appears to have a significant lead in console sales already, and with PSVR sharpening the system’s competitive edge, pressure is mounting for Microsoft to figure out its Xbox VR strategy.

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


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

Sony: PS4 Enters “final phase of life cycle,” Next PlayStation to Come in 3 Years

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Sony’s PlayStation 4 is entering its ‘final phase’, according to a recent tweet by Wall Street Journal reporter Takashi Mochizuki, citing a talk with PlayStation Chief Tsuyoshi Kodera. What this means for Sony’s VR strategy, we’re not sure.

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Sony’s Yoshida: PSVR Titles With ‘Deeper Gaming’ Will Increase Going Forward


In an interview with the Japanese PlayStation Blog for last week’s Tokyo Game Show (roughly translated via Google), Sony’s Head of Worldwide Studios explained that many PSVR games up to this point have been smaller experiences, but the appetite for larger games is growing. “Based on such expectations, I came up with the strategy of making full-scale games of larger scale in the 2nd and 3rd years.” Experiences Gaming PSVR Sony VR Industry News

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Korix Review: Real-Time Strategy Meets Tower Defense Tactics


Most of the games released on Sony’s headset, even if only a couple of hours long, typically offer more polished and varied experiences when compared to single game mechanics milked for quick cash on Steam.

Apple AR/VR Product to Debut in 2017, Predicts Sony’s Head of Worldwide Studios

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To many, the question of an Apple AR or VR headset has become a “when” rather than an “if” The President of Sony’s Worldwide Studios thinks 2017 is the year that Apple introduces its first immersive device.

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Remembering RIGS: What Sony’s Guerrilla Cambridge Did For VR


Guerrilla Cambridge, the Sony-owned developer behind PlayStation VR multiplayer FPS, RIGS: Mechanised Combat League [ Review: 8/10 ], was confirmed to be closing just a few months on from the game’s launch last October. The VR community was hit with quite a shock yesterday.

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How Sony Is Kickstarting Mainstream Virtual Reality Adoption With the Launch of PS VR


Sony is about to bring the third weapon to the high-end VR fight, and it could have a major impact on the market. The combination of content, pricing, and simplicity may mean that Sony could take a dominant position in the market over competition like HTC and Oculus. Sony’s Risks.

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What Sony’s PlayStation 4 ‘End-Of-Life’ Means For PSVR And PSVR 2


When Sony executive John Tsuyoshi Kodera told investors this week that the PlayStation 4 is entering the “final phase of its life cycle ,” there were two ways to parse the news. You could disbelieve it — it’s a mistake, an overstatement, or likely to change — or assume that Sony was dead serious and already planning for the PlayStation 5. Technically, Sony could release an all-new headset tomorrow for the PS4 and continue to support it for the PS5.

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Playstation's Paris Game Show event showed a continued dedication to VR from Sony.

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Many gaming pundits have been saying the PSVR has been missing from Sony's long term battle strategy due to a lackluster presence at both E3 and Tokyo Game Show. We also were able to get a better looks at the upcoming Blood & Truth from Sony London Studios.

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Sony: PSVR Is Still Selling, But Industry Growth Is Slower Than Expected


With over two million units sold, it’s largelly thought that Sony’s PlayStation VR (PSVR) is the most successful high-end VR headset on the market right now. During a recent Corporate Strategy Meeting, attended by Wall Street Journal reporter Takashi Mochizuki, Sony Interactive Entertainment President and CEO John Tsuyoshi Kodera noted that the company’s own headset was still selling, but the industry’s overall growth is below market expectations.

Sony Reveals New PlayStation VR Launch Title ‘Tethered’

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With things already heating up for this year’s E3, Sony has today announced a new addition to the PlayStation VR lineup— Tethered, an impossibly cute strategy game from UK-based studio Secret Sorcery.

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Sony announces new VR music campaign featuring Khalid


Sony last week announced that it will be showcasing its technologies as part of a brand campaign centered on singer-songwriter, Khalid. Khalid’s] unique talents are truly highlighted in this latest instalment of our ‘Lost in Music’ brand campaign, and we are confident that music fans who experience either the concert events or the VR music video will be wowed,” said Midori Tomita, VP in charge of UX Business Development, Brand Strategy of Sony Corporation.

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Sony Is Surprised by PlayStation VR’s Popularity


Sony, the Japanese electronics titan, is the manufacturer of PlayStation4 VR, which is making waves in the industry recently. The increase in demand is a sign that Sony is the leading seller of premium VR headsets in the market today. Although Sony’s performance in the market regarding the sale of PlayStation VR headsets is deemed outstanding, competitors still have the staying power in them.

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Rise and Shine Campers!

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In homage to the greatest movie ever made, Sony Pictures Virtual Reality – the VR arm of Sony Pictures Entertainment – has developed a virtual reality game that puts you in a Punxsutawney time loop. And don’t forget your booties cause it’s COLD out there… .

AMD Confirms Sony PlayStation Neo Based on 14nm CPU and Polaris?


During AMD’s 2016 Investor Day, the company disclosed its growth strategy. Second part of the strategy was to finally become a fabless semiconductor, with all the risks and rewards involved with that move. The post AMD Confirms Sony PlayStation Neo Based on 14nm CPU and Polaris?

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Japanese PSVR Game ‘No Heroes Allowed! VR’ to See Western Release

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Sony today announced that PSVR title No Heroes Allowed! VR ( aka What Did I Do to Deserve This, My Lord? ), a quirky Japanese real-time strategy game exclusively for PlayStation VR, will be making a Western debut this fall.

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Report: ‘Skyrim VR’ Likely Coming to HTC Vive, PSVR Version a “Timed Exclusive”

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One of the bigger announcements from Sony’s E3 briefing last night was the announcement of Skyrim VR only for PlayStation VR. How long that timed exclusivity will remain in place is unclear, but this strategy makes a lot more sense, more inline with expectations.

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The 9 Best PlayStation VR Games to Play Right Now


The age of consumer grade video game console-powered virtual reality arrived early last month with the release of Sony’s PlayStation VR (PS VR) headset. Other shooters in VR will pit you against one another, but Battlezone is instead a celebration of cooperative strategy.

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‘Breaking Bad’ Show Creator Teases Upcoming VR Experience


During the talk Gilligan revealed he teamed up with Sony and was currently developing a 30-45 minute interactive virtual reality experience based on the show. News Better Call Saul Breaking Bad Entertainment PSVR Sony TV Vince Gilligan

These Are The Stocks You Could Buy To Invest In The VR Industry


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E3 2017 ‘Day 3’ Roundup: We Play ‘Moss’ & ‘The Impatient’, Archangel & Sparc Dated, Kopin 2k VR Headset Hands On

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VR gets Western release: image courtesy Sony Japan Studio, Acquire. While it missed the main ‘PlayStation VR Game’ segment of Sony’s keynote, another PSVR title was announced at E3 this week – the quirky Japanese real-time strategy game with the unusual title V!

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Ghostbusters VR – Now Hiring Answers the Call for Fun VR Experiences Based on Films


This short-form PlayStation VR (PSVR) experience from Sony Pictures Virtual Reality avoids some of the largest pitfalls of film-based video games. Part of our point of pride is to make these things look good,” says Jake Zim, VP of VR at Sony Pictures. “We He’s here to build with Sony a lexicon that can bridge this new medium with classic film direction, and I am most certainly the kind of player that makes developing that language more difficult.

‘Tethered’ Review: ‘Black & White’ Lite


Though far from the likes of XCOM , Tethered is a more demanding strategy game than anything we’ve yet seen in VR. Reviews PlayStation VR PSVR Secret Sorcery sony TetheredHow did it take someone this long to make a VR god game?

Microsoft Tick-Tock: Xbox One S and Project Scorpio


Future Xbox refreshes will occur in an annual cycle, moving to a strategy that Intel used to call “Tick-Tock” Just like Intel, Microsoft plans to release a high-end version of the console first, followed by a slimmed down version.

PlayStation Awards Honors 3 Top Titles for Helping Sell PSVR in Asia

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The PlayStation Awards took place in Tokyo last night, Sony’s annual award show that rewards PlayStation format titles based on sales in Asia. Become the God of Destruction in a unique real time strategy game utilizing PS VR. Developer : Sony Japan Studio / Acquire.

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Global quarterly VR headset shipments achieve new record


Meanwhile, Sony, Oculus , and HTC continue to dominate the VR hardware marketplace, with an 86% combined market share. VR adoption in the consumer segment is highly dependent on price, and Oculus’ strategy of lowering prices has definitely helped drive adoption,” said Canalys Research Analyst Vincent Thielke. Sony is well placed to take advantage of this increasing interest in VR,” said Canalys Analyst Jason Low.

Vertigo Games’ Skyworld Is Finally Headed To PSVR Next Year


Arizona Sunshine developer Vertigo Game’s other VR title, Skyworld, is finally making the jump to Sony’s PSVR headset. The game is a mix of both turn-based and real-time strategy in which players control armies and build bases, preparing to head into battle and claim victory over the enemy. Vertigo announced the news today, confirming the game would arrive in early 2019.

To the ‘VR is Dying’ Crowd: There’s More VR Users on Steam Than Ever Before

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We have almost no insight into usage of PlayStation VR, but we at least know that Sony has been happy with sales figures—as the only one of the big three to share such figures, the company revealed in August that they passed the 3 million unit mark.

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GDC 2019: 6 VR/AR Talks You Won’t Want To Miss


Making of ‘ASTRO BOT Rescue Mission’: Reinventing Platformers for VR with Sony Japan. Developer Day Keynote: Platform Strategy for 2019 with HTC Vive. GDC 2019 is nearly upon us. This year’s show promises to be one of the biggest yet for VR and AR. We’re hoping to see new headsets and experiences that paint a bright picture for the immersive industry’s next few years. But let’s not forget about one of GDC’s biggest selling points; the talks.

E3 2018 Hands-On: From Software’s Déraciné Is A Beautifully Interactive VR Adventure Game


If you told me a week ago that From Software, the legendary developer behind the Dark Souls series and Bloodborne were making a PSVR game I’d absolutely expect it to be one of the highlighted announcement’s as Sony’s annual E3 press conference.

Report: VR and AR Device Market to hit $1.8 billion in 2018

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The research shows that nearly 70 percent of customers who own a dedicated VR headset such as an Oculus Rift, HTC Vive or Sony PlayStation VR have bought games for it, and more than half of smartphone VR owners bought games for their device.

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PSVR Black Friday Sales Metrics Reportedly Top Prior 18 Weeks Combined in UK, “On Par” With Launch

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Following the Black Friday shopping period, analysts report strong sales for the PlayStation VR headset in the UK, possibly furthering Sony’s install base lead among tethered VR headsets. Sony’s success in moving PlayStation VR headsets—with an estimated 1.5

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Tethered Is Coming To Vive, Rift and PS4 Pro With Motion Controller Support


Still one of the better games for Sony’s PlayStation VR headset, Secret Sorcery’s Tethered [ Review: 7/10 ] will soon be landing on other platforms.

Job Simulator, Superhot Top December PSVR Charts


Perhaps unsurprisingly, Owlchemy Labs’ Job Simulator and the epic Superhot VR have topped Sony’s PlayStation Store charts in December. Earlier this month Sony published chart results for the entire year in which Job Simulator came out on top and Superhot followed in second. In the US for December , though, Job Simulator came first with PlayStation VR World taking the second spot and Superhot coming third.

Varjo Raises $8.2M Investment to Further Develop “Human Eye-resolution” Headsets

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We clicked the moment we met with them – the team literally started on go-to-market strategy during our first meeting. Tech Crunch got a hands-on with an early demo of Varjoi’s tech back in June, which packed a pair of high-resolution Sony MicroOLED displays measuring 0.7

UCLA Anderson School of Management Hosting Levrage: Monetizing VR And AR Conference


He also oversees the Studio’s digital strategies on current and emerging digital exhibition platforms. Jake Zim: Jake Zim is tasked with building a slate of narrative virtual reality (VR)content for the Sony Picture’s motion picture group, working closely with a team of professionals from across Sony Pictures who are dedicated to the production and distribution of VR. Have you already produced exciting VR experiences? Entered in partnerships to widen user access to VR?

What is mediated reality and how I experimented with it on the Vive Focus

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Mixed Reality provides blends that interpolate between real and virtual worlds in various proportions, along a “Virtuality” axis, and extrapolate to an “X-axis” defined byWyckoff’s “XR” (eXtended reality), and Sony’s X-Reality. Less is more.

VRX 2017 Hosts Top VR/AR Companies in San Francisco This Week – Road to VR Readers Save 15%

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Try out the latest tech, experience the latest new content and uncover a world of best-practice and strategies guaranteed to give you a real competitive edge going into 2018 and beyond.

The reality of VR/AR growth“VR will be big, AR will be bigger.


But now the market has actually launched, and we’ve got 12 months of real-world performance and major tech players’ strategies emerging. While this came from a very specific set of circumstances, there have been direct knock-on effects for major tech companies’ mobile AR strategies.