Sony has entered the virtual reality (VR) arena alongside Meta and Apple with the announcement of its VR headset.
Revealed in a press release on January 9, the VR “head-mounted display” features high-quality 4K OLED Microdisplays, a video see-through function, and spatial recognition, supported by six sensors and cameras. The headset is accompanied by controllers that facilitate interaction with virtual objects.
Plus, in collaboration with Siemens, Sony is set to introduce a solution for virtual immersive design and collaborative product engineering, using software from the Siemens Xcelerator open digital business platform.
This collaborative solution empowers creators to work in virtual space with controllers and keyboards while wearing Sony’s VR headsets, allowing the visualization and creation of real-scale 3D models. Additionally, the system enables connectivity to collaborative apps, fostering collaboration among creators at a distance.
Scheduled for release later in 2024, this development expands Sony’s portfolio of innovative technologies in alignment with the Web3 framework.
Sony’s initial foray into Web3 was marked by a $1 billion investment in Epic Games in April 2022. In November 2022, Sony introduced “mocopi,” a groundbreaking innovation comprising six small sensor bands enabling motion recording for metaverse avatars.
In a more recent venture, Sony BBC Earth made its metaverse debut at The Lil Flea event last month, offering an immersive virtual nature experience. Visitors could virtually explore diverse landscapes, from the Tropical Forest to the North Pole.