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.

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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Unity’s Carte Blanche VR Creator Releases In October

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Unity had some big VR news to share at its Unite Tokyo conference earlier this week. Not only that, but Unity’s Timoni West confirmed the platform will release to the public this October. For those that don’t know, Carte Blanche is different to Unity’s Editor VR, which lets developers jump into their games through headsets to edit scenes and use specialized third-party tools. Unity Engine VR Industry News Carte Blanche

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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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Unity CEO Wants ‘Equivalent of LittleBigPlanet’ Made In VR

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User-generated content might be a common feature of many games these days, but you could argue that its inception was kick started by Sony’s LittleBigPlanet series. Unity is hoping that, one day, something will do the same for VR. Unity CEO John Riccitiello said as much to UploadVR in an interview at this week’s Vision Summit. Unity may be the company to make it happen. Tagged with: unity Facebook Twitter Reddit More.

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Unity Technologies Hosting Vision VR/AR Summit Asia in Beijing

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Building on the momentum set into motion by the inaugural event, Unity Technologies is hosting Vision VR/AR Summit Asia in Beijing. Unity revealed that representatives from Google, Samsung Gear VR, PTC Vuforia, Sony PlayStation VR, and Microsoft HoloLens will be on hand to discuss new developments in their individual technologies. Unity will also host a one-day workshop the day before the event where Unity field engineers will discuss VR development and optimization.

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Sony is an Official Supporter of OpenXR But Hasn’t Committed to a PSVR Implementation

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Despite being among the early supporters of the OpenXR consortium—the industry group building the open standard for XR devices—Sony so far seems to have avoided making a specific commitment to implement OpenXR on PSVR or its next-gen headset. Sony, however, remains an odd one out.

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Sneak Peak:Ghostbusters:Dimension from The Void, Made with Unity.

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Get a glimpse into the gameplay in Ghostbusters: Dimension, created with Unity 3D. Unity, the largest global development platform for creating 2D, 3D, VR and AR games and experiences, today announced a new and truly unique virtual reality (VR) experience "Ghostbusters: Dimension" has been built using the Unity Technologies platform. Led by tech innovators THE VOID, the experience was created in partnership with Sony Pictures, Madame Tussauds New York, and Ghost Corps.

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Unity CEO Predicts VR/AR Takes Off In ’12 to 24 Months’

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Unity CEO John Riccitiello has been following both virtual and augmented realities for a long time and, like the rest of us, he’s waiting for it to go mainstream. Today at Unity’s Vision Summit, he outlined how and when he thinks it will get there. The Unity CEO noted that investors would “need the promise of at least 100 million devices in the market” to justify spedning large sums of money, which presents a real problem.

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Sony Showing More Believable VR Characters In PSVR GDC Tech Demo

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Creating more believable virtual characters will play an essential role in further immersing us in single-player VR experiences in the future, and Sony intends to demonstrate that on PlayStation VR (PSVR) this GDC. According to Sony they “imbue a sense of shared space”, reacting to both sound and motion created either within the area or by the player. There are scheduled Unreal Engine 4 and Unity Engine PSVR demonstrations too.

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New 4K ‘Spatial Reality Display’ From Sony Has Glasses-Free 3D

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The ELF-SR1 is a new ‘Spatial Reality Display’ from Sony that features a 4K screen and glasses-free volumetric 3D targeting professional users. Sony expects that film previsualization will be a major use of the technology in the future.

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The VR Job Hub: Inflight VR & Sony London Studio

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Senior VR/Unity Developer. Sony London Studio. Sony London Studio. Sony London Studio. Sony London Studio. Sony London Studio. Sony London Studio. Sony London Studio. Features Pinned Article The VR Job Hub Inflight VR Sony London StudioLast week’s VR Job Hub was all about the US west coast and gaming giant Valve.

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The VR Job Hub: Sugar Creative, Sony London Studio & Ready at Dawn

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Unity 3D Developer. Sony London Studio. Sony London Studio. Sony London Studio. Sony London Studio. Sony London Studio. Sony London Studio. Sony London Studio. Features Pinned Article The VR Job Hub Ready At Dawn Sony London Studio Sugar Creative StudioThere might only be a couple of weeks to Christmas so looking for a new job is probably the last thing on most people’s minds.

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The XR Week Peek (2020.06.15): PS5 revealed, SteamVR implements OpenVR and more!

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Image by Sony, from Road To VR). Sony announces PS5, it supports PSVR. With an online livestream of around 1 hour, Sony has finally unveiled the design of the PlayStation 5. Unity details its MARS solution. Header image by Sony).

Epic Games Acquires Sketchfab, the Massive 3D Object Library Compatible with AR/VR Headsets

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Sketchfab says it will continue to support other game engines, Unity included. The acquisition no doubt comes as a direct result of Epic securing a $1 billion financing round back in April, $200 million of which came from Sony Group Corporation.

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Epic Games buys UK facial mapping startup Cubic Motion

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Cubic Motion’s technology has been used in recent blockbuster gaming titles like Sony Interactive Entertainment’s God of War and Insomniac Games’ Marvel’s Spider-Man.

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The XR Week Peek (2021.05.17): HTC announces Vive Pro 2 and Vive Focus 3, PSVR 2 to feature eye tracking, and more!

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Image by Sony Interactive Entertainment). I like everything that we know on the PSVR 2 device because it is visible that Sony Interactive Entertainment is putting a lot of effort into releasing a high-quality headset that is on par with what the competition is offering.

Facebook Follows Valve & Microsoft In Recommending Game Engines Use OpenXR

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Most VR games are made with the Unity and Unreal game engines. Unreal added support for OpenXR this year, and Unity plans to do the same by next year. Earlier this week, Facebook added a latency-reducing option called Phase Sync to the Unity & Unreal integrations.

The best PlayStation VR games to look forward to

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Sony's line-up of PlayStation VR games keeps on getting more and more credible with a fresh batch of titles just announced at PlayStation Experience. With PlayStation VR releasing in October, Sony has done an excellent job at getting indie devs on board alongside big names like Ubisoft. Below you'll find the games Sony's own Studio is working on, as well as our picks of what has been announced so far. Sony PlayStation VR Virtual Reality VR Games VR News

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The Ghost Howls celebrates its 5th birthday!

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August, 15th is a special day in Italy: it is called “Ferragosto”, and people go out with their friends and families and grill some BBQ in the parks, have picnics, or just chill together. Almost no one works, and people are focused on enjoying good food and good company.

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The XR Week Peek (2021.04.19): Quest 2 adds Air Link and Resident Evil 4, Pico and HTC are ready to launch, and more!

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NVIDIA DLSS (Deep Learning Super Sampling) will be natively supported for HDRP in Unity 2021.2. This new money, that has been given by Sony and other investors, has been explicitly gathered to build the blocks of the future Metaverse.

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The XR Week Peek (2020.11.02): PSVR likely not to come in 2021, new info revealed on Decagear, and more!

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Image by Sony). Sony believes in VR, and we definitely believe at some point in the future, VR will represent a meaningful component of interactive entertainment. More info (New features of OpenXR) More info (OpenXR in Unity) More info (OpenXR in Microsoft products).

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My predictions for virtual reality in 2021

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And in fact, some weeks ago Sony has made everyone understand that it has delayed the launch of the PSVR 2 because the market is not there yet. Sony believes in VR, and we definitely believe at some point in the future, VR will represent a meaningful component of interactive entertainment.

The XR Week Peek (2021.03.08): Microsoft launches Mesh, HTC and Pico tease new hardware, and more!

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Sony announces new games for PSVR. More info (All announcements by Sony) More info (Doom 3 VR) More info (After The Fall) More info (After The Fall on announced platforms) More info (Fracked). Sony seems to be patenting bananas as controllers for the next-gen PSVR!

The XR Week Peek (2020.01.27): Samsung may be working on a new headset, Half-Life: Alyx will ship on time and much more!

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This week, a rumor spread among XR communities: next-gen PSVR will be announced at a press conference to be held by Sony on February, 5th. Unity changes how it handles XR Plugins. So sad for me, considering the 5 years I’ve spent using Vuforia in Unity… so many memories….

How the Stock Market is Showing Faith in Augmented and Virtual Reality (AR/VR)

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Google also offers ARCore , a developer tool for Android, iOS, Unreal, and Unity which help integrate AR elements into the real environment. One-year price performance for SNAP as of 2/3/20 Sony Corp.

How MeKiwi ported Cave Digger to 7 different VR platforms

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Some are easy like VivePort, which is basically a Steam build with the Steam stuff removed, but then on the other hand you have Sony’s eldritch submission process and things like Quest performance optimizations.

Augmented Reality Big At On The Lot Conference This October

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Participants in this year’s conference include AMD Studios, Dell, Google, HP, Intel, Legend, NVIDIA, Sony Music, Technicolor, Unity and Unreal Engine, among others. Attendees can also expect keynote speeches from Unity’s Tony Parisi, Dell’s Gary Radburn and AMD’s Roy Taylor. The VR Society has announced details for this year’s On The Lot conference, which will now include an all-new augmented reality track to discuss the latest on Apple’s ARKit and Google’s ARCore. “We

The XR Week Peek (2020.10.26): DecaGear is an intriguing VR headset, HTC is working on a new device, and more!

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Sony will give PS4 camera adapters for PS5 for free. Sony has answered this question in the weekend. Simple WebXR” aims at bringing WebXR to Unity. On GitHub has appeared a new project called “Simple WebXR” aimed at letting you develop WebXR experiences inside Unity.

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Mobile World Congress Cancelled Due To Coronavirus Concerns

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The event in San Francisco from March 16 to 20 represents the next major opportunity for announcements to be made by platform companies like Facebook, Valve, Microsoft, Sony, Epic and Unity as well as the developers they partner with.

The XR Week Peek (2020.08.10): Valve Index gains market share, Hitman 3 is coming to PSVR and more!

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Image by Sony). It is not clear, and we hope that Sony will clarify his.(Theoretically Theoretically yes, but Sony always talked about the compatibility of old games with PS5 + old PSVR, not also about new games). It’s a sunny Summer day here, and many people are in vacation.

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Interhaptics for PS5, Mobile, and Hololens 2

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All are already included in Unity. PS5 by Sony Credit: Sony The haptics industry is at a great hype after the announcement of the release of Sony’s latest gaming console, the Playstation 5.

The VR Society’s ‘On The Lot’ is Back—and Fully Augmented

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Tony Parisi , Global Head of VR/AR at Unity Technologies. A partial list of exhibitors includes: AMD Studios, Barco, Create VR, Dell, Google, HP | Nvidia, Intel, Koncept VR, Legend, LOOT Interactive, Lytro, Positron, Sony Music, Technicolor, Time Inc., LIFE VR, Unity, Unreal Engine, VRC and DTS (an Xperi company). ‘On The Lot’ is back—and now featuring AR—October 13 and 14 at The Lot in West Hollywood.

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Facebook’s Oculus Store Now Accepts OpenXR Apps

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Most VR games are made in Unity or Unreal Engine. Unity has no announced timeline for using OpenXR, currently focused on its own cross platform in-engine VR framework & tools.

What Are The Biggest Myths About AR Advertising?

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I’ve been writing about it for over a year, and working on related products at Unity for much longer. We’ve seen some great examples of entertainment marketing, such as Sony Pictures’ Spider-Man : Into the Spider-Verse campaign done by Trigger using 8th Wall’s WebAR platform a few years back.

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God of War’s Kratos Comes To VR Using Virtual Photogrammetry

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Sony’s God of War might not be playable in VR, but one fan has brought its iconic protagonist, Kratos, into headsets in a project worthy of the gods. Once pictures had been imported and additional calculations had been made, a convincing version of Kratos could be turned into a mesh and then imported into Unity. Reddit user d_cay recently shared the below video, which makes incredibly clever use of God of War’s newly-released Photo Mode, paired with photogrammetry.

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Top XR Events in 2021 That Should Be on Your Must-Attend List

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Some of the exhibitors who will present new devices and technologies to the public are 8th Wall, Nreal, Unity, Unreal Engine, Pico Interactive, Atheer, Holoptic, Varjo, Cleanbox Technology, LetinAR, and Vuzix.

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