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The PS4's Camera Can Do Some Cool Tricks

Norden gave a presentation designed to introduce the PlayStation 4 to developers. The talk was mostly technical, but they shared new details about the PS4, including how the augmented reality features will work.

The AR will use the PS4's camera, the PlayStation 4 Eye, in combination with the new DualShock controller, which will combine with facial recognition to let the PS4 identify each player based not only on their controller, but their face.

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Godmars2901155d ago

Just so long as I don't need it, I don't care.

smashcrashbash1155d ago

I know it is your opinion and everything but was it really necessary to say you don't care?

iGAM3R-VIII1155d ago (Edited 1155d ago )

Well technically he is right, but I guess you have an opinion to and everyones opinion is different, unless you are truely trolling. Anyway, most of the cameras features seem interesting, I will have to wait until E3 to see a demo and see what it actually does.

CommonSenseGamer + 9m ago
Yes, but Kinect is what the PS eye should have been and now it looks like it is.
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EDIT: @CommonSenseGamer you comment is very ironic because of your username, I would of thought that you had common sense. The original EyeToy was made in 1997 (correct me if wrong) and do you really think ANY company could of made a Kinect back then.

joeorc1155d ago

"So the PS Eye web cam (what ever it's called) had an infrared projector, 3D RGB camera, depth sensor, multi-array microphone, full-body 3D motion capture, facial recognition and voice recognition capabilities?

I'm just going to go ahead and answer that for you and just say "NO" it didn't.

I know you guys like to "pretend" it's just a PS Eye, but it's new technology that Sony just blatantly copied. Yup! ripped off or copied, but at the end of the day, it's just a Kinect clone you guys now have to defend.... KARMA!

Go ahead and try to prove me wrong. Scour the net for as long as you like. You will find nothing but dust and tumble weeds. "

well seeing how this is quite a few year's before kinect technology was "Licenced" by Microsoft, Sony R&D lab's was already working on such evolution for the Eyetoy, or Playstation EYE.

Project Natal running on PlayStation 2 , over 5 years before it came out for Microsoft's xbox360!

year 2004!

http://www.youtube.com/watc...

JasonKCK1155d ago

if kinect tech was sonys tech then sony would sue ms. thats how the logical world knows its not the same thing. gas motors and hybrid motors do the same thing but its not the same tech. u r saying that sonys gas motor is the same as ms hybrid and trying to give sony the credit.

joeorc1155d ago

"if kinect tech was sonys tech then sony would sue ms. thats how the logical world knows its not the same thing. gas motors and hybrid motors do the same thing but its not the same tech. u r saying that sonys gas motor is the same as ms hybrid and trying to give sony the credit."

no im not saying that in the slightest!

did you even watch the video?

That was Kinect! the technology they were using in that demo was Prime sense, Sony was looking into using it way before Microsoft was! over 4 year's infact before Microsoft was

Sony cannot sue for technology they did not make can they?

What i was pointing out, was that Sony's R&D WAS ONE OF THE Companies that was looking into 3D Depth senseing technology for Gaming. Saying they copy Microsoft in this Idea for 3D depth senseing camera Technology for Game's,is kinda far fetched. As a matter of fact in 2000 many companies aside from Sony saw this was going to be a trend in the next decade Siggraph 2000 technology event's onward shows that in the keynotes . one of which Sony's very own DR. Richard Marks demo'ed many times over the several year's while showing off their concept of Move and camera technology combined for a interactive control method for game's.

thechosenone1155d ago

I'm getting it, I want to try out motion gaming next gen and it'll be a good break from the typical core games that I play, also it looks so damn sexy.

MurDocINC1154d ago

I wanna know if I can use it to aim?
And can I secretly record me doing girls on the couch?

darthv721154d ago

oh you will care AND you will need it. Because the games being developed for it will not be played any other way.

Do you think the inclusion of the light bar on the controller is just there for aesthetics? Its there because it will be integrated into the games for the PS4.

for something to be used to its potential, it has to be there from the beginning. If it is an after thought, it will never truly be realized or incorporated in the various games that are made for the system.

Many may not like the wii and the motion gaming in general but the wii did something the other systems didnt. It was standard with a wiimote and you had to use that wiimote for every game released. Regardless if the game supported the classic controller or gamecube controller, it was the wiimote first and foremost.

The devs have the discretion of using the extra abilities of the wiimote just as they will have the discretion of using the new ps4 eye but because its there and (hopefully) its included in every box, there is no excuses to NOT find a way to utilize it.

YOU may not like the idea but you havent experienced how its used so you are casting your doubt before even trying it. Now that could be based off experience of using Kinect. But we will know soon enough if it is just like kinect or better. im willing to give it a chance and I think others should as well.

On a side note, it can be said that if the parent company doesnt support their own product then it is doomed to fail. Nintendo released several afterthought products within their time. ROB, powerglove, powerpad...just as sony has released some add-ons that they didnt fully support either.

If sony believes this is the time for it to be a game changer, we will know by how much support they give it right from the start. And while people may hate MS and kinect, at least they have been supporting their product since it came out. They believe it is worth supporting from games made to use it exclusively to the incorporation of simpler uses in traditional games.

People can fault MS for the idea of giving up on core gamers but you cant fault them for standing by their product. If a kinect 2 is part of every nextbox sold, better believe it will get the full support of the developers making games for that platform. Especially if they are multiplatform and they know there is something similar to it on the PS4.

Irishguy951154d ago (Edited 1154d ago )

It's simple, sony 'look into things'. MS and Nintendo 'do things'. Sony then follows up with a lightbulb dildo and Kinect for Ps4. Once it was ensured the motion controls were successful products after MS and Nintendo took the risk with their motion controls.

kingfetish171154d ago

Augmented Reality is pretty cool. Seen it in action on the MK Vita game.

The more features, the merrier. As long as they're not required and don't cost any subscription fees.

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Thatguy-3101155d ago

Base off the title of the article and knowing you don't care why bother commenting it?

Godmars2901155d ago

Because I DO care?

Whether or not Sony includes it the PS4 its going to effect how games are made. Its also more than likely that later during the console's cycle they may just bundle it with a system.

I'm not hot on the social features they're adding and I still have a bug up my butt in regards to how HD has ruined sprite animation on home systems. So yeah, if Sony's going to do the same crap MS has with Kinect, even if its more of an option, I care about it.

Donnieboi1155d ago

What's your beef with the camera? People jist love to hate new ideas...

irepbtown1154d ago

I just think he wants to enjoy the experience to his liking. I'm all for innovation, but sometimes I just don't want it to affect ME.

However this sounds pretty awesome. Little robots on the controller haha. Would love to read and preferably see more of this.

ps3_pwns1154d ago

i actually will need it though because i got some sexy ladies who are gonna come over when i get the ps4 and we gonna make some movies.

WUTCHUGUNNADO1154d ago

Anything with a camera that's able to connect wireless can be used to spy on you... Investigation units already use phones for that very purpose. It's like voluntarily bugging yourself though it won't matter unless your on a most wanted list or a mob boss but it's still creepy.

GribbleGrunger1154d ago (Edited 1154d ago )

So, what exactly is wrong with Godmars290 thinking? Yes, it's simple, but largely speaking that just means he's being completely honest. Rather than frame his thoughts in rhetoric he's offered a no frills opinion that I actually agree with. I'm also happy with the PSEye2 as long as it's optional. If optional means I can't then use sales for flag waving, I don't really care. What I DO care about is having a choice.

I don't care that certain franchises on the PS3 didn't sell as many copies as certain franchises on the 360, I just care that they are great games or that there are far more of them. I don't feel it necessary to force myself to like MOVE simply because Sony decided to ignore me and opt to cater purely for the casuals. I can be honest, as Godmars290 has been.

And why is it that so many people feel it necessary to start the 'who copied who' nonsense yet again. Haven't you realised by now that it's a fruitless endeavour and that those you accuse of copying can actually provide proof that they haven't copied but rather simply improved tech they already invented. You will always come off second best and will forever look the fool ... so JUST try to enjoy Kinect eh? Microsoft are bound to pile millions into developing games for it and clearly you'll all LOVE that future.

So keep on buying those Kinect2 games and MS will cater to your needs more and more. If you suddenly find yourself feeling a little left out when we Sony fans are discussing the large library of exclusive core/hardcore games, just wait for the MOVE/PSEye2 games to be announced and post your 'Sony copied' remarks. It won't change reality but it may just help salve your waning spirits. Enjoy.

MikeMyers1154d ago

"So, what exactly is wrong with Godmars290 thinking? I'm also happy with the PSEye2 as long as it's optional. If optional means I can't then use sales for flag waving, I don't really care. What I DO care about is having a choice."

Even if it's optional you know they will be throwing resources behind it. Sony seems to manage it better than the other two. We seen Move titles come out while Sony still keeping it;s main focus on hardcore games. If Move had sold much better I imagine they would have shifted more focus to it. I expect the PS4 camera to have a larger role in the upcoming system. Not as much as we've seen with Kinect but more than we saw with Move.

"I don't care that certain franchises on the PS3 didn't sell as many copies as certain franchises on the 360, I just care that they are great games or that there are far more of them."

First off you should care. Sony closed some of those studios and if we continue to see games like Twisted Metal not sell that well chances are we will see less of them. Remember, Sony also has to show profits at the end of the day. They will be much more frugal going forward than they were on the PS3.

"And why is it that so many people feel it necessary to start the 'who copied who' nonsense yet again."

It's just noise like a lot of comments on here. They all copy one another while trying to put their own brand on top of it. Doesn't matter. What does matter is who does it better and makes the most use of it. Did Apple invent the portable music player? No but they managed to make it more appealing and do it in a way that people enjoyed.

"So keep on buying those Kinect2 games and MS will cater to your needs more and more. If you suddenly find yourself feeling a little left out when we Sony fans are discussing the large library of exclusive core/hardcore games, just wait for the MOVE/PSEye2 games to be announced and post your 'Sony copied' remarks. It won't change reality but it may just help salve your waning spirits. Enjoy."

That really sounds quite immature and quite frankly, narrow-minded. All of this MS fans and Sony fans is just a bunch of rhetoric. We're all fans of gaming so all of these categories were created just to make people feel special. When you look at the hundreds of games on the PS3 and the hundreds of games on the Xbox 360 are you honestly going to tell me there is a huge difference in gamers? Most of them play the same, most of them look the same, most of them cost the same. In fact most of them really are the same. I never understood how one gamer can say I love Killzone and Gran Turismo but I don't like Halo and Forza. To them it's almost black and white. That's not being a gamer, that's being a slave to brand recognition.

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WeAreLegion1155d ago

I don't think Sony is doing a whole lot of motion gaming, to be honest. This camera is mostly being used for additional features and easier access to things within games and apps.

There will obviously be fitness and sports games for it, but I think their main focus is to give hardcore gamers more accessibility.

-Alpha1155d ago

I like the ability to sign me in based on recognition, and I really like voice recognition! I wonder if that can be used in-game, Skyrim on Kinect is really cool for that.

One thing I'm worried about is using the camera to taunt. It's going to be Omegle for PlayStation, if you know what I mean.

AngelicIceDiamond1155d ago

Response to your first comment and this one.

"This is how do you a motion camera...for the hardcore audience."

Get this MS had a terrible year with Kinect last year getting 30 and 40 ratings on the Metacritic scale. Low sales that didn't make MS money besides the hits, Just dance, Kinect Sports Kinectimals. The only thing that works with Kinect is the dash navigation and those handful of games I mention.

So what you just said can easily apply to MS next gen. MS will implement Kinect in a different way. The way they are doing it now isn't working. So why would MS support the same failing strategy next gen?

WeAreLegion1155d ago

That's very true. MS could easily adopt this strategy, as well.

hesido1154d ago

-Alpha: Maybe the video taunts are reserved for people in your social circles and people you have in your list, like your full name. I am hoping so, because I don't think I want to be "omegled".

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clintagious6501155d ago

Its different then kinect thats for sure & the reason I dig it is because a controller is better use for these features. There is no way that playing a fps game will feel more comfortable without a controller thats why I think sony is taking the right direction with using a controller.

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