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Sony Providing 'Key Lessons for Artists Working with VR' at GDC 2015

VRFocus- It's been known for a while now that Sony Computer Entertainment (SCE) will be heading to the 2015 Game Developers Conference (GDC) with its Project Morpheus virtual reality (VR) head-mounted display (HMD) in tow. The company confirmed as much in January when it listed a talk that will provide 'an update' on the kit on GDC's Session Scheduler. The company isn't restricting its VR sharing to one single talk, however. A new session, recently revealed on the schedule, is set to address videogame artists working in VR.

OrangePowerz3406d ago

I still have huge reservations towards all the VR stuff and Hololense to take off for gaming.

Pandamobile3406d ago

Just wait til you actually try it. It's gonna be absolutely everywhere in 5 years.

OrangePowerz3406d ago (Edited 3406d ago )

I used the latest Rift for quite some time in short intervals. It looks interesting and for stuff like racing games it's cool. Combined with a proper racing setup it's a real blast, I get motion sick from it and I don't get motion sick from anything else so for me it's out of the equation unless they can do something with the device to reduce the effects of it.

Besides of the motion sickness problem I can't imagine anybody besides of core gamers to run around with a HMD. After all we talk about a group of people who don't even want to put glasses on for 3D.

Pandamobile3406d ago

That's because 3D sucked. Especially on consoles. It's not even really a valid comparison because of how many leagues apart VR is from 3D.

We're talking about a device that fundamentally changes how games are experienced. Motion sickness will eventually be a non-issue except in extreme cases.

WizzroSupreme3406d ago

Think that I'm getting tired of waiting for VR to transform gaming. I want it now.

joeorc3406d ago (Edited 3406d ago )

For those that would like to take a step into VR and take it for a spin, well take a look at Google Cardboard..that's right you can build your own VR unit for cheap, by using an existing Smartphone!

Check it out:

https://www.google.com/get/...

Also Vanguard V is also being made for the PS4

Also VR break out is pretty righteous if I do say so myself.

Also you can gather App's and Games to use with Google cardboard.

http://www.cnet.com/news/fi...

This one is quite a bit more expensive , but its pretty good for the price and is solid built.

http://www.durovis.com/prod...

Same idea as Google cardboard, but plastic built with rubble seats for the nose and a space open below to offset motion sickness!

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Sony shares big new PS Plus stat, but not the one we want to see

PlayStation Plus has improved the split of PS4 and PS5 players on its priciest tiers, but Sony continues to hide total subscriber numbers.

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mandf16d ago

lol acting like it’s equivalent to ms numbers

Mr Logic16d ago

Uh...They're definitely not equivalent.

"Microsoft’s Xbox Game Pass service now has 34 million subscribers."

"the total number of PS Plus subscribers across all tiers was 47.4 million"

darthv7216d ago (Edited 16d ago )

That PSN number seems like it should be much higher... especially when you consider that PS4 alone has a sell through of over 117m. To not even be at least half that is rather interesting.

To the XB side, having 34m to an install base of roughly 50m (XBO sell through) or even 85m (360 sell through) is a greater percentage of unit to member ratio than PSN.

bloop15d ago

That's not the "gotcha" you think it is Darth.

darthv7215d ago

^^it's not supposed to be bloop.... it's just an interesting observation.

Einhander197215d ago

darthv72

"That PSN number seems like it should be much higher... especially when you consider that PS4 alone has a sell through of over 117m. To not even be at least half that is rather interesting.

To the XB side, having 34m to an install base of roughly 50m (XBO sell through) or even 85m (360 sell through) is a greater percentage of unit to member ratio than PSN."

Have you ever heard of a PC before? I hear they are pretty popular.

fr0sty15d ago

MS started lumping gold subscribers in with those GP numbers... keep in mind.

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shinoff218316d ago (Edited 16d ago )

What. Definitely more os plus subscribers but that makes sense due to actual console sales

Darth the difference between the bases are huge your right but you gotta think. Ps players buy more games, where as the Xbox base relies on gamepass for their gaming. So it makes perfect sense

darthv7216d ago (Edited 16d ago )

What makes perfect sense though? You say PS players buy more games... so then logically there should be more PS+ subscribers given the increased number of online multiplayer games in the PS4 generation alone. The PS4 was the first time that + was required for online play much like Gold was for 360 users.

Keep in mind we are talking subscribers, not simply XB/PS users. I assume you meant to say offline single player games, which is most likely true as well. That gen also saw a significant increase in games with an online component comparted to the previous gen.

victorMaje16d ago

I for one will be going back to essential at the next renewal. When I feel a game is good & right up my alley, I’ll check trusted reviews & just buy it.

jznrpg16d ago (Edited 16d ago )

I have the top tier until 2028 as they gave me a massive discount for all the years I had left but I’ll most likely go to essential as well. I buy my games but my kids do use the service occasionally. They do prefer to own their games as well since any game can leave the rental service at some point and they don’t like that idea. They mostly use it to demo games then ask me to buy games if they really like it.

RedDevils15d ago

For me, I will cancel it all together but unfortunately I still have it till 2030 lol

meganick16d ago

I would like to see Sony add a fourth tier of PS Plus for people who just want to be able to play games online without any of the perks like monthly games, store discounts, or anything like that, and it should cost $20 annually, $30 maximum. There’s no way I’m paying $80 just to play games online. Even the original $60 fee was too much, and I would often wait for sales to re-up my subscription.

P_Bomb15d ago (Edited 15d ago )

Essential is too expensive, I agree. We’ve got one Essential and one Premium sub. Dropping the Premium when it expires.

gamerz15d ago

Just let my subscription lapse for the first time since 2010. Will sub again every now and then for a month or so to access my old ps+ games but for me it's the end of an era.

DivineHand12515d ago

Let those numbers continue to drop because it is now too expensive. $80 per year just to play online. I noticed they didn't offer any discounts on the subscription or controllers during this year's days of play for the first time in many years and they will feel it when people choose not to renew.

My subscription will lapse next month and it will stay that way until further notice.

KevtheDuff15d ago

There were savings on subs and controllers here in the UK? I bought a controller yesterday in the sale..
It would be weird if those deals were not in other territories too?