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Sony licenses PSVR design for Lenovo VR headset

Two-year deal aims to expand and improve VR industry

Sony and Lenovo have announced a two-year licensing deal that will give Lenovo the rights to use the PSVR's industrial design for its own headset.

Lenovo will use the patented design to improve its Mirage Solo headset, which shipped earlier this year and is visually already similar to the PSVR.

"We are pleased to announce that we have licensed the PS VR headset design to Lenovo," said Sony chief legal officer Riley Russell. "The industrial design for PS VR has been widely acclaimed, and that was the result of years of hard work by PlayStation engineers. This agreement with Lenovo is a testament to the quality of PS VR's design, as well as SIE's commitment to creating great virtual reality experiences and helping the VR industry expand."

"Lenovo is pleased to partner with Sony," added Lenovo VP of product and business management Yao Li. "The preeminence of the PS VR design is obvious. This agreement will allow us to work together to greatly enhance the design sophistication and appeal of the rapidly expanding VR field, and is an outstanding example of how great consumer brands in the VR industry can work together to benefit the consumer VR market."

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