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PlayStation Studios acquiring Firesprite: Tip of the gaming tech spear

PlayStation Studios acquiring Firesprite: Tip of the gaming tech spear

This week the folks announced they'd acquired a very interesting game developer studio. They are Firesprite, the creators of a few games that've been key to the introduction of PlayStation 4 and virtual reality elements in PlayStation's newest consoles. This is the sort of studio you might've expected to have been part of Sony in the first place, if it hadn't been for the little logo on the side of the package.

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PS5 VR details leak from private developers conference

PS5 VR details leak from private developers conference

It's arguable that Facebook's Oculus now takes up the majority of the attention in the virtual reality market, but it is hardly the only major player. HTC is still actively working on Vive, and Microsoft's Windows Mixed Reality also dips into that field. And then there's PlayStation VR, the only console-based system among the VR giants. With the new PlayStation 5 console, however, the interest in a VR system to match has also grown. Fortunately, Sony does seem to have big plans for what the PS5 VR will offer, both in hardware and content.

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Next-gen PlayStation VR in 2021? Don’t get your hopes up

Next-gen PlayStation VR in 2021? Don’t get your hopes up

Shortly after the PlayStation 5 launched, Sony confirmed that it's working on a new PlayStation VR headset for the platform. Details on this next-gen PSVR have been fairly slim since that initial announcement; while Sony has detailed the new controllers that will ship with the device, we haven't seen the new PSVR headset yet and Sony hasn't talked dates. Today, a new report reveals a couple of key details about the next PSVR, one of them being the headset's release window.

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PS5 VR leak hints at massively upgraded next-gen 4K model

PS5 VR leak hints at massively upgraded next-gen 4K model

In late March, Sony confirmed that it is working on a next-generation PlayStation VR headset that will launch at some point for the PS5 console. Though we're still lacking many official details at this time, Sony did reveal the controllers that will come with the next version of its VR product, ones that'll sport the same kind of innovation seen with the DualSense controllers.

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PlayStation Play at Home’s new free games are live: Here’s how to claim them

PlayStation Play at Home’s new free games are live: Here’s how to claim them

Those of you with a PlayStation 4 or 5 under the TV are probably well aware of Sony's Play at Home promotion. The promo got started last year around the time the pandemic entered full swing, with Sony offering free copies of Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection and Journey to anyone with a PlayStation account. Sony brought the promo back this month by giving away free copies of Ratchet & Clank (2016), and now, the company is offering a collection of indie and VR titles for free.

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Next-gen PlayStation VR controllers revealed with DualSense features

Next-gen PlayStation VR controllers revealed with DualSense features

Back in February, Sony confirmed that it's working on a next-generation version of PlayStation VR for the PlayStation 5. While we haven't actually seen the new headset yet, today Sony is giving us a look at the new controllers that will be shipping along with it. The original PlayStation VR used either the DualShock 4 or PlayStation Move controllers, but the next-gen PlayStation VR will use controllers specifically created for virtual reality.

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PS5 restock in 2021 has good and bad news says PlayStation chief

PS5 restock in 2021 has good and bad news says PlayStation chief

Sony's PlayStation chief has promised greater supplies of the PS5 as the year progresses, though gamers hoping to skip restock hell and reseller price gouging may still find themselves disappointed by the end of 2021. Shortages of the PlayStation 5 have proved to be a bigger deal than the console itself, as despite 4.5 million sales of the console in the last two months of 2020, demand still outstrips supply.

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Next-gen PlayStation VR for PS5 confirmed: Sony’s big promises

Next-gen PlayStation VR for PS5 confirmed: Sony’s big promises

Sony has spilled the first details of PlayStation 5 Virtual Reality, confirming that a new PlayStation VR system is in the works, though don't expect to be putting the headset on this year. The next-generation VR system is still in development, Sony says, and as such won't be launching in 2021. However there's still more than enough to get VR fans and gamers excited.

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Here’s how to request an adapter to use PlayStation VR on PS5

Here’s how to request an adapter to use PlayStation VR on PS5

Since the PlayStation 5 was confirmed, Sony has been fairly quiet about virtual reality except when it comes to whether or not current-gen PlayStation VR headsets would be forward compatible with PlayStation 5 hardware. We've been told since the the PlayStation 5 was first announced that it will indeed be possible to play PlayStation VR on PlayStation 5, but up until recently, we didn't really know how that would work.

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Minecraft PS VR is finally happening this month

Minecraft PS VR is finally happening this month

When Microsoft acquired Minecraft creators Mojang, some might have presumed the company would be restricting the highly popular game to its own platform and other "friendly" platforms. Few probably predicted that Microsoft would actually expand Minecraft's reach not just to other platforms, including its PlayStation rival, but would also take the open-world sandbox games to places and use cases its original creators probably never imagined. That said, one platform remains absent from Minecraft's list but that will finally change this month when Minecraft lands on PlayStation VR.

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Ready at Dawn, VR developer behind Lone Echo, joins Facebook

Ready at Dawn, VR developer behind Lone Echo, joins Facebook

In an announcement through Oculus today, Facebook revealed that it has acquired Ready at Dawn, the developer behind the hit virtual reality game Lone Echo, as well as lesser-known titles Echo Arena and Echo Combat. Facebook praised the studio, calling Ready at Dawn a 'veteran' in the game industry. Development continues on the sequel game Lone Echo II.

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Iron Man VR is getting its very own PSVR bundle

Iron Man VR is getting its very own PSVR bundle

When it comes to superheroes that seem particularly well-suited for virtual reality gaming, Iron Man has to be near the top of the list. Sony and Marvel agree, announcing Iron Man VR for the PlayStation VR back in 2019. After a delay due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Iron Man VR is nearly upon us, and Sony announced today that the game will be getting its very own VR bundle.

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