PlayStation VR

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PSVR 2 coming holiday 2022, will use OLED panels – report

By Sherif Saed 16 June 2021 10:06 GMT The next PlayStation VR headset is a little ways off.According to a new Bloomberg report, Sony is planning to launch its next-generation VR headset, PSVR 2, sometime over the holiday period next year.Watch on YouTubeThe report, which isn’t actually about PlayStation VR specifically, also revealed that the headset will be using OLED panels. This is the same type of panel used in the original PSVR, but more and more manufacturers are moving to LCD instead. While lacking the colour accuracy of OLED, LCD panels are cheaper, and offer better picture quality at…

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PSVR 2 includes 4K panel, foveated rendering, gaze tracking, haptic motors – report

By Dom Peppiatt 11 May 2021 10:31 GMT PlayStation‘s PSVR 2 could be a massive upgrade as a new rumor suggests the hardware comes with a 4K panel, foveated rendering, gaze tracking, and haptic motors.As per a new report from UploadVR, the next-generation PlayStation VR headset that’s confirmed to be in development at Sony may be set to include a 4K panel, resulting in a total resolution of 4000×2040 (meaning you’ll be treated to 2000 x 2040 per eye).For anyone keeping track, that’ll put the headset fairly high up in the pecking order of VR headsets, with the PSVR 2 coming in with…

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Black Ops Cold War and FIFA 21 were the top PS5 downloads on the PlayStation Store in March

By Stephany Nunneley 10 April 2021 16:04 GMT Sony has revealed the most popular games on the PlayStation Store in March.Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War was the most popular game for PS5 on the PlayStation Store in the US while FIFA 21 was tops in Europe.Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales came in second in the US and Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War took that slot in Europe. NBA 2K21 was third in the US, while newcomer It Takes Two was the third most popular title in Europe.Watch on YouTubeOn PS4, Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War…

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New Sony patent could turn anything into a controller

Sounds bananas to us.Sony has devised some cool new tech that could turn anything into a PlayStation controller.That’s going by an application with US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) – as spotted by GamesIndustry.biz – which outlines how PlayStation reckons it could turn a regular non-electronic object into a game controller. In the filing, Sony uses, um, a banana (below) as one such item that could be used as a gamepad using this tech.The way this apparently works is that a camera takes images of whatever object a user is holding and tracks inputs onto the surface. The item cannot…

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New PlayStation patent suggests a future where viewers could mess with PS VR players

By Alex Calvin, Friday, 29 January 2021 17:34 GMT But whether this will see the light of day is another matter.A new patent filed by Sony shows tech that will let spectators participate in virtual reality content.As reported by IGN, the snappily-named “Integrating Audience Participation Content into Virtual Reality Content” was filed by the PlayStation giant last October, but was first published yesterday (Thursday, January 28) and details a method by which people not wearing virtual reality headsets will be able to change the game world for those in VR.This definitely sounds like the building blocks of some interesting multiplayer…

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Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War was the most downloaded PS5 game on the PS Store in 2020

By Stephany Nunneley, Wednesday, 13 January 2021 18:21 GMT The most downloaded PS5 game on the PS Store in 2020 was Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War.Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War was the most downloaded game on the PlayStation Store in 2020 on PS5 in both the US and Europe. The game also topped the PS4 chart in the US.On PS5, the second most downloaded game was Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales in the US and Europe.PS4 users in Europe downloaded FIFA 21 enough to make it top the charts, and it was followed by FIFA 20 in…

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Tetris Effect developer’s Humanity delayed until 2021

By Patrick Dane, Friday, 18 December 2020 13:57 GMT Humanity just couldn’t make it to 2020.Tetris Effect producer Tetsuya Mizuguchi is known for his esoteric and abstract games. From Rez, Lumines, Child of Eden and Tetris Effect, he has a distinct style that makes his games a unique experience.His latest game Humanity looks equally bizarre, but it sadly seems like we will be waiting a little longer to see the title in action. While initially announced for 2020, the year is quickly running out. So, unsurprisingly developer Enhance has now taken to Twitter to announce it will come next year….

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Sony announces PlayStation Black Friday 2020 deals

By Henry Stockdale, Friday, 20 November 2020 17:14 GMT You wouldn’t think Black Friday actually starts next week with all the deals going live today, but despite recently launching the PlayStation 5, Sony have now released their own set of offers today. Now live via Amazon and PlayStation Direct, there’s quite a range of options from older PS4 classics to this year’s biggest hits. Having launched their own PSN and PS Plus discounts today as well, there’s plenty of additional offers elsewhere too.Anyone already subscribed to PS Plus is also entitled to free shipping via PlayStation Direct, so if you aren’t,…

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VR controller patents hint at inside-out tracking for the next PSVR

By Sherif Saed, Friday, 25 September 2020 12:53 GMT Sony’s next line of VR products will seemingly be taking on board many of the learnings from the PC side.Sony has filed for a new patent that shows the design of what could be its next VR controller, potentially for the successor to PlayStation VR.The patent, uncovered by LetsGoDigital, was published this week in Japan. Descriptions of the design intent and the tech are all in Japanese, but the design itself matches existing VR controllers.As UploadVR points out, the new controllers appear to support inside-out tracking, which allows them to work…

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Marvel’s Iron Man VR free update adds New Game+, weapons, more

By Stephany Nunneley, Saturday, 22 August 2020 15:28 GMT Iron Man VR has received a new update that adds New Game+, a new difficulty mode, and more.A free update to Iron Man VR has added new modes, weapons, and quality of life features.You can expect two new game modes, New Game+ and Ultimate difficulty. New Game+ will also unlock the Impulse Armor.New Weapons include the Continuous Beam Repulsor, EM Charge Cannon, Micro Swarm, and the Gravity Bomb.The update also adds another set of eight Custom Armor Decos which can be found in the Armor Station in the garage. One of…

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Hitman 3 VR announced for PSVR, coming January 2021

By Cian Maher, Thursday, 6 August 2020 21:21 GMT During today’s PlayStation State of Play event, it was announced that Hitman 3 VR will launch for PSVR in January 2021. The official State of Play trailer for Hitman 3 VR showed Agent 47 doing what he does best – walking up behind someone with a murder weapon and assassinating him like the professional he is. Except now, fans of IO Interactive’s iconic assassin sim will be able to experience their contracts in virtual reality.Check out the official Hitman 3 VR trailer below.It’s classic Hitman. You walk up to what looks…