PlayStation 4 Eye to Mimic Kinect

Little was mentioned of the PlayStation 4 Eye at today's press event, but a news release sent by the company detailed a camera that sounds remarkably similar to the Kinect for Xbox 360.

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Snookies121921d ago

Basically, Sony has the Kinect with the new PSEye... The Move (possibly) in the controller... A touchpad for touch interface... The promise of a seamless Remote Play via Gaikai on the Vita with PS1, 2, 3, and 4 games (which you can use just like the Wii U pad to play games off screen), and a headset port on the controller like the Xbox does?

It has every little thing I ever wanted from all the consoles pretty much. Sony outdid themselves with this...

chrismichaels041921d ago

I don't know why everyone automatically compares Sonys new camera with the kinect. Sony has already released interactive cameras for the last 2 generations (eye toy on the PS2 and PSeye for PS3). The new PSeye camera for the PS4 is simply Sonys 3rd generation camera....not a kinect rip off.

rainslacker1921d ago (Edited 1921d ago )

It's sort of like creationism. There was nothing before the Xbox.:)

Edit...I'm not a creationist, or do I even care about who came out with what first. Implementation is all that matters.

fr0sty1921d ago

The kinect comparisons come from 3D motion tracking, which until now was something not available on PlayStation (not full body, at least). Now we have it.

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LackTrue4K1921d ago

all this!!!
and we still have yet to see the console and what features it has (physically)....
now a heavy wait time for e3. :/

2pacalypsenow1921d ago

Same thing happened for ps3 but it was even a longer wait they showed what the ps3 was capable much like today but in 2005

WooHooAlex1921d ago (Edited 1921d ago )

Exactly, they basically just said "We have that too". And its not like this was just tacked on, they've been building toward this for years now by introducing the Move and Vita, both of which work beautifully with your PS4. I don't mean to sound like a fanboy, but in that respect, it really is the ultimate game console. Because it supports all forms of input, potentially games that would have otherwise been exclusive to the either Wii U or new Xbox, could now also be available on PlayStation 4.

Huge step in the right direction tonight, Sony. Well done.

user39158001921d ago

No need to worry, sony copies evryone on everything, at least they get it right the second time around. Oh well they can use game that are old its a plus, I will wait 2 years before getting a few PS4 cause I know for a fact the consoles will be faulty, all their consoles has been ps1, ps2, ps3, psp, sony walkman, you name it, but they get it right second time around, so I wait until they fix the hardware. It looks like 4 ps4 for me lol... 1 wiiu cause the product its garbage, will keep it for first party gems. 720 we will see on that, lets hope that their reveal its better then sonys and then again, this was the worst reveal of any console in history besides the gizmondo.

Just_The_Truth1916d ago

If not for Sony you'd still be blowing on cartridges.

chrismichaels041921d ago

This PSEye 3.0 may also use 3d motion technology...but it's not like Sony is a stranger to 3D tech in the first place. It's still functioning as a motion tracking device with the dual shock 4 the same way the PSEye worked with the Move.

You don't see Sony trying to push "hands free" gaming like kinect because everyone knows hands free gaming is a gimmick that only works in kiddie/dancing games. Why do you think Microsoft shifted it's focus to a voice command gimmick instead?

Now if Sony was up there showing off a hands free fruit ninja kind of game, than I would completely understand calling the PSEye 3.0 a kinect rip off.

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GribbleGrunger1921d ago (Edited 1921d ago )

Yep. There isn't an avenue left for any other console to distinguish itself from Sony. Wii (covered), Wiiu (covered), Kinect (covered), PC (covered), incredible 1st party games (covered), ease of development (covered), Multimedia (covered). If any of the other console manufacturers want exclusives, they're going to have to pay a LOT of money for them because there's absolutely no reason why the PS4 couldn't do exactly the same as their console. CHECK MATE.

Would I pay more for this? For three consoles in one and a powerhouse with 8GB of RAM? Hell yes, and don't forget that most of the rumours were 4GB, so you can bet your life that everything we saw last night was accomplished within that 4GB... But now they have 8GB!

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Bigpappy1921d ago

And the casual war continues. May be now we can have some civil Kinect conversations? Not!

SilentNegotiator1921d ago

It's not like Playstation's lineup ran away from the hardcore like what happened with Xbox.

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Knight_Crawler1921d ago (Edited 1921d ago )

I just hope that is not the final design...looks like a poor mans Kinect or a power strip.

Yodagamer1921d ago

It comes out this year i think it's safe to say it's pretty close to final design.

GribbleGrunger1921d ago

It was sleek, modern and minimalistic in design. You can bet your bottom dollar that the console will be similarly designed.

Kamikaze1351921d ago

Didn't Kinect mimic the PSeye (ps2)?

cl19831921d ago (Edited 1921d ago )

Technically webcams came first.

Also even though Sony had a single lens camera first, Microsoft was first to put two cameras together with microphone and depth detection for the console.

Kamikaze1351921d ago

Obviously, but I'm talking about console wise. Most things available on consoles were on PC and other devices first anyway, lol.

cl19831921d ago

As they say imitation is the best compliment, and this just means more for all gamers.

InsaneChronos1921d ago

DreamEye != PlayStation Eye. Goodbye.

Yodagamer1921d ago

It's more a sensor than a kinect it just tracks the controller with 2 cameras to provide a better tracking

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