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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The Sony A7Siii Is a Dreamy Video Monster

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The original A7Siii was my first Sony camera. I got it when I set out to travel the country in a van because I wanted a full-frame camera that could handle photo and video in low light, because I knew I’d never carry a flash.

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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 Finally Announces Next-Gen VR For PS5

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Fans of Sony’s virtual reality efforts have been wondering what was to become of console-based VR with the launch of the PlayStation 5. sony virtual reality home video game consoles video game consoles playstation 5 playstation playstation vr

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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. According to the demo video (linked below), the unnamed “R&D prototype” looks to include both 6DOF head-tracking as well as hand-tracking, and appear to be a standalone unit similar to Microsoft HoloLens.

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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 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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‘Tarzan VR’ Just Released The Coolest Mixed Reality Video Game Trailer Ever

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The post ‘Tarzan VR’ Just Released The Coolest Mixed Reality Video Game Trailer Ever appeared first on VRScout. Grab your virtual loincloth and get ready for some mixed reality action.

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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 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. Like the Index controller, Sony’s prototype features an open-palm design using a wrist strap. Whatever the case, it’ll be interesting to see if Sony continues forward towards commercialization, be it via Sony-built PC solution or controller intended for use with PS5.

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Sony and Reality One Team Up For New Virtual Reality Content

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360 360 Video Experiences deal partnership reality one Sony Pictures

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Sony’s ‘Joshua Bell VR Experience’ on PSVR is Among the Best VR Video You’ll Find on Any Headset

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The VR video experience uses inventive techniques to give you an immersive front row seat to a world-class violinist, featuring positional tracking and impressively sharp visuals. Having watched the immersive video landscape for VR emerge over the last several years, there’s a breakdown of type beginning to emerge. There’s ‘360 video’ (good), ‘360 3D video’ (better), and most recently ‘VR video’ (best).

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Sony Sued For Not Honoring Warranty Agreements on Defective PS5 Controllers

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Sony is facing a class action lawsuit over its reported failure to honor warranty agreements on PlayStation 5 controllers with obvious “drift” defects.

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Dbrand Dares Sony to Sue Over Its New Black Faceplates for the PS5

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Months after its debut, the PS5's design remains highly divisive, and while Sony has already shut down one accessory maker who tried making aftermarket panels for the PS5, Dbrand is now daring Sony to sue over its new matte black PS5 faceplates.

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Sony Reveals New VR Concert Experience With Madison Beer, Coming To PSVR And Oculus

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Sony is the latest company to turn to virtual concerts in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. Revealed during yesterday’s CES 2021 showcase, Sony Music is partnering with Verizon to produce a virtual performance starring singer-songwriter, Madison Beer.

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Sony's New FX3 Puts a Cinema-Quality Camera in Your Pocket

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For a while it seemed like Sony’s high-end digital filmmaking cameras were on a collision course with its Alpha mirrorless cameras as those shooters became more capable at capturing video.

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I Miss Experimenting With My Grandparents' Old Sony Handycam

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But I miss my grandparents’ ‘90s-era Sony Handycam and the fun videography experiments my siblings and I concocted in an effort to avoid being pushed out the door to play outside.

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Sony’s Refreshed PSVR Tutorial Videos Highlight New Model

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Sony’s PlayStation VR (PSVR) is one of the most accessible headsets out there, but setting it up can still be a little tricky. Fortunately, Sony has just refreshed its video tutorials for setting up the device to highlight its new model. All this means a slightly tweaked setup process for your new model, and the three videos below will walk you through setting up both options.

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Nick Fury, Ghost & More Feature In New Iron Man VR Video

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The video, which sees members of developer Camouflaj speak to the game’s immersive elements, features S.H.I.E.L.D. If you’re yet to pick up a PSVR or need a pair of Moves, Sony is bundling the game with some hardware in different regions, so be sure to check out those promotions. The post Nick Fury, Ghost & More Feature In New Iron Man VR Video appeared first on UploadVR.

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Sony Patents New System For Local Multiplayer VR

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Sony might be looking to make VR less isolating by allowing multiple people to join in on the fun. Images show users not only watching videos together but walking around worlds too. If it’s the latter then it could mean Sony is looking at a wireless solution for an unannounced follow-up to PSVR, which I think everyone’s got their fingers crossed for, though the images in this article do seem to feature wires on the headsets. PSVR Sony VR Industry News

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PlayStation 5 Will Support PSVR, Sony Affirms

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It was more than a year ago—before PlayStation 5 was formally announced—that Sony confirmed its ‘next-gen console’ would continue to support PlayStation VR. Although Sony didn’t indicate that any of the games announced during last week’s PS5 reveal will support VR , the company has affirmed that the new console will support the PSVR headset. Image courtesy Sony. Video Out. Sony Isn’t Expected to Announce PSVR 2 Until After PS5 Launches.

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You Can Now Use Your Sony Camera to Look Less Like a Potato on Video Calls

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Sony is the latest. Today it released new software that lets you hook up your Sony camera to a Windows 10 computer with just a USB cable. sony cameras webcams gadgets consumer tech

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Learn How to Setup Your PlayStation VR Quickly With Sony’s Handy Video Guides

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There are some tricky wires to handle and space requirements to clear, though, which Sony detailed in a new video series below. We really think this all could have been one combined video, but then again our attention spans are very… Uh, where were we? hardware PSVR PlayStation VR sony unboxing VR setupFor the most part, PlayStation VR is pretty easy to set up.

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The XR Week Peek (2020.07.13): Sony invests in Epic, Rockstar is working on an AAA VR game, and more!

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Sony invests $250M in Epic Games. Sony has announced that it has made a big investment of $250M in Epic Games through one of its subsidiaries. The investment gives Sony a minority stake in Epic that now is evaluated at more than $17B. It is interesting that when speaking about this alliance, Sony doesn’t only talk about games, but it mentions “the rapidly evolving digital entertainment landscape”. And Sony for sure wants to have a stake in the metaverse.

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Leaked Sony FX3 Could Pose Big Threat to Canon and Black Magic

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Sony’s camera division has been on a warpath lately with the recently announced Alpha 1 serving as a direct response to Canon’s EOS R5. But now info has leaked about a new Sony cinema cam that could pose a serious threat to both Canon and Black Magic.

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Sony Cancelling Iron Man VR Pre-Orders Following Indefinite Delay

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Following last week’s news of an indefinite delay , Sony is cancelling pre-orders for upcoming PSVR exclusive, Iron Man VR. But Sony took those pre-orders down in conjunction with the delay, alongside pre-orders for The Last of Us Part II, which is also delayed. Iron Man VR is published by Sony itself and developed by Republique studio, Camouflaj. Until then, why not check out our video showcasing the game’s tracking ?

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Sony’s PSVR Video Quick Start Guide Makes Way for Arrival of New Model (CUH-ZVR2)

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Now that Sony’s hardware refresh of PlayStation VR is nearly here with Christmas around the bend, the company has published an updated version of it 3-part guide on how to set up PSVR including instructions for both models, CUH-ZVR1 and CUH-ZVR2. We’ve included a quick recap below the video if you have trouble following along. Sony suggests either directly on top of your TV, or directly under. You can then setup your play area, which Sony suggests at 6 x 10 feet.

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Sony Releases List Of Non-Gaming PSVR Launch Titles

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Virtual reality isn’t just for gaming, and Sony wants to make that perfectly clear to potential owners of their brand new VR headset. The infamous hardware manufacturer has announced a line-up of ‘experiences’ and ‘video services’ designed to provide a more passive form of entertainment for PlayStation VR users. Below is a list of the 10 titles including the official descriptions from Sony. News Playstation VR Sony Vrideo Within

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Canon EOS R5 vs. Sony A7S III vs Panasonic S1H: Best full-frame for video?

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Everyone's talking about Canon's and Sony's latest cameras, but don't forget last year's entry from Panasonic. Photography Canon EOS R5 full-frame cameras mirrorless cameras Panasonic Lumix S1H Sony A7S III

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Facebook/Oculus & Sony Are Pulling Out of GDC Over Coronavirus Concerns

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Facebook and Sony today announced they won’t be attending the annual GDC conference in San Francisco next month other Coronavirus concerns. GDC has historically been a key event for both Facebook/Oculus and Sony, with major announcements and previews of what would come from each company’s VR ventures throughout the rest of the year. In years past, GDC was used by both Oculus and Sony to reveal the latest versions of new VR headsets and content.

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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. Sony confirmed it was making another PlayStation console next year. ” The post Sony: PS5 To Lower Power Consumption, Exploring PSVR Apps On Climate Change appeared first on UploadVR.

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Khalid Debuts Projection Mapped VR Music Video at SXSW

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Sony unleashes VR music video with projection mapping technology at SXSW. Film, television, video games, art, music, comedy, technology, politics, every influential aspect of our lives all colliding together for nine days of pure cultural ecstasy. As cool as these toys were, Sony’s “ Lost in Music ” event is where things really got interesting, with the company debuting the first VR music video to incorporate projection mapping technology into its production.

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Sony To Make PSVR Announcements In New Nintendo Direct-Style Series

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Here’s why Sony is backing out of E3 this year; it has its own Nintendo Direct-style series to replace it. ” It’ll be aired on Twitch, Youtube, Twitter and Facebook, with a video on demand version following on. We’re hardly surprised to see Sony follow in Nintendo’s footsteps. Last year Sony chose a show where it made fewer announcements and instead spotlighted a slate of already-announced games.

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Sony Launches Xperia PRO 5G. for $2499

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Last year in February Sony had launched the Xperia 1 II , as well as teasing a sibling device called the Xperia PRO. Today, almost a whole year later, Sony is ready to finally to launch the Xperia PRO 5G, with availability starting today at a staggering price tag of $2499.

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Sony to Slow PlayStation Downloads in Europe Amid Coronavirus Pandemic

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In the wake of steaming services like YouTube and Netflix reducing video quality in Europe , PlayStation console owners will see a similar slowdown soon, although it’s only slated to impact download speeds. Jim Ryan, President & CEO of Sony Interactive Entertainment, released a statement today on the PS blog , stating that Sony will be working with ISPs in Europe to “manage download traffic.” News PlayStation VR coronavirus playstation 4 ps4 psn sony

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Nokia and Sony Pictures Team Up For 360-Degree Content

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360-degree videos are the most accessible means to show the benefits of immersive content, even if you don’t think they’re “real” virtual reality. It’s designed to be an end to end tool that simplifies the process and, via press release, Nokia has announced a content partnership with Sony Pictures. “VR Tagged with: 360 degree , content , google play , nokia , Privilege Plus , sony , video , VR.

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Sony Is Skipping E3 For The First Time Ever In 2019

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In an unprecedented announcement today, it looks like Sony is skipping the enormous, annual E3 event in Los Angeles, CA for next year. The expo has been around for almost 25 years and Sony was one of the major players in its creation as a spin-off from CES. This is the first time Sony has not attended. Not only will Sony not host a press conference at E3 2019, but they are reportedly not “showing up at all” during the show. E3 Gaming PSVR e3 sony

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