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1. (WO2018200883) SECOND SCREEN VIRTUAL WINDOW INTO VR ENVIRONMENT

Pub. No.:    WO/2018/200883    International Application No.:    PCT/US2018/029661
Publication Date: Fri Nov 02 00:59:59 CET 2018 International Filing Date: Fri Apr 27 01:59:59 CEST 2018
IPC: A63F 13/5255
A63F 13/25
A63F 13/211
A63F 13/213
A63F 13/212
A63F 13/92
Applicants: SONY INTERACTIVE ENTERTAINMENT INC.
STEVEN, Osman
Inventors: STEVEN, Osman
Title: SECOND SCREEN VIRTUAL WINDOW INTO VR ENVIRONMENT
Abstract:
Methods for observing a virtual reality environment of a virtual reality player is are provided. One method includes establishing, by a handheld device of an observer, a connection with a computer executing the virtual reality environment being presented to the virtual reality player using a head mounted display (HMD). Capturing, by a first camera of the handheld device, a current position of the virtual reality player in a real world space. Capturing, by a second camera of the handheld device, a face position of the observer. The face position being monitored to determine a viewing direction to a screen of the handheld device. The screen of the handheld device is configured to present the virtual reality environment and at least part of the virtual reality player interacting in the virtual reality environment. A current position of the handheld device and the face position of the observer are continually shared with the computer executing the virtual reality environment presented to the virtual reality player. The method then enables receiving, from the computer, a video stream of the virtual reality environment that includes at least part of the virtual reality player adjusted for the current position of the virtual reality player in the real world and the viewing direction of the observer to the screen of the handheld device.