Resident Evil 7 doubled PlayStation VR session time, says Sony

It’s been roughly one year since Sony launched its console VR headset, the PlayStation VR. While the headset made waves early on by selling 1 million units after eight months, Sony has been largely quiet about the headset’s sales since, even as an updated model hits shelves.

Engadget recently published a story that digs into the state of VR both at the time of the PSVR’s launch and the current moment. The story in itself offers an interesting look at first console VR option, but a comment from Sony on what games seem to shine on console VR might be especially interesting to game developers

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Sony is releasing an updated PSVR headset later this month

Sony is preparing to release a new version of its PlayStation VR headset, which has sold over 1 million units since launching last October.

The updated headset will pack a few new features like a slimmer, streamlined connection cable, and a tweaked design that enables stereo headphone cables to be integrated directly with the device.

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Sony ‘not comfortable’ leading the VR charge, wants more competition

Sony Interactive Entertainment boss Andrew House wants to see more competition in the virtual reality sector, and says he’s uncomfortable with Sony being the market leader.

Speaking to Reuters, House suggested the virtual reality industry will struggle to win the hearts and minds of consumers unless its key players can level the playing field.

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Sony vet Phil Harrison invests in ex-Sony London chief’s new VR startup

Dream Reality Interactive, the virtual reality studio founded by the former head of Sony London Studio, Dave Ranyard, has completed its first funding round.

Veteran game industry exec and former president of Sony Worldwide Studios, Phil Harrison, was one of the first people to invest in the company, which also caught the eye of advertising and digital design outfit, Mother.

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