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Sony’s Shuhei Yoshida Talks About the PlayStation Camera and on Why it Isn’t in the PS4′s Box

The fact that the PlayStation camera won’t be sold in the same box as the PS4 raised some questions between the playerbase, and today Sony Worldwide Studios Shuhei Yoshida shed some light on the reasons behind the decision, also giving further info on what the SualShock 4 can do without it.

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Blackdeath_6631112d ago

i agree with absolutely everything he said about motion controls " I believe, and this is personal opinion, that for a technology to gain universal acceptance a certain degree of maturity is required. For instance touch control has been introduced a long time ago in machines like ATMs, but it wasn’t as easy to use as in today’s smartphones and tablets.

I think natural interfaces will spread in the future, but I believe we to need identify proper uses for them first." my thoughts exactly

Abriael1112d ago

Same here. That was a very smart thing to say, and rather "gallant", as he didn't go out of his way to trash talk kinect.

Cueil1112d ago

Soooo... he's going to let Microsoft go through the growing pains and when they figure it out he'll use that to then creat something along the same lines? Art of War tactic

Baka-akaB1112d ago (Edited 1112d ago )

Well they went through the same process in the past by that logic , like sega , so why not ?

sashimi1112d ago

Well doesn't microsoft do the exact same thing with every industry they enter? I can't remember the last time they were the first to do anything relevant. They were always the enter the industry once someone else has established it kind of company.

Skips1112d ago

I swear to God.

It's like Yoshida KNOWS what we ALL WANT!!!

This man...

NateCole1112d ago

/\/\ @sonic

It's because he is a gamer himself.

Triforce0791112d ago (Edited 1112d ago )

Look i have Wii U so i get VGA camera on my controls and for gaming that will do me and it can scan your face and put you in games ie zombiU.

In fact all the features of GAMEPAD are amazing and to think when i buy a new GAMEPAD i have a second camera ect ect not to mention local 2 player with 2 GAMEPADS.

SecondSon1111d ago

@sashimi
*coughs* Windows *coughs*
Its just smart business.

baodeus1111d ago

@cueil

Art of War? You are funny. Look what happen to the tablet industry. Bill gate introduce it longs ago, but they didn't push it forward because they think it isn't good at the time. Apple did, and now MS is just want to hang themselves because they can't break into that market since apple dominate in that now. Being the first in the market has it advantage.

Cueil1111d ago

@baodeus Yes... I was making a funny, but it's likely they are waiting it out... it's really way to expensive to role into what Microsoft is doing... Microsoft is also selling this tech to the Military and science centers

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trickman8881112d ago

The SualShock4 is looking great.

DOMination-1112d ago

It's strange how they implement all that tech into the dualshock4 for the camera to detect them, but then only a small percentage of people will probably bother with the camera. Oh well, as long as the price of extra controllers isn't increased because of that, then it's a non-issue.

Otherwise, Yoshida talks sense for the most part, as he always does. A very sensible and humble guy.

shutUpAndTakeMyMoney1111d ago

Plus the controller, games and camera are all the same price.

$60..

:)

kupomogli1111d ago

PS+ is $50 for a year or $18 for three months.

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bub161112d ago

im glad its not in the box. motion gaming is something i have no interest in, it would just raise the price for something i wont ever use

Cam9771112d ago (Edited 1112d ago )

*Cough* XBONE *Cough*
The inclusion of a compulsory Kinect clearly raised the price; moreover, I rarely use my current PS EYE so making the Kinect compulsory is just ludicrous. Sure, it has voice commands but it's arguably easier without them because you can use a controller which is quick too. What's the point of voice commands except when you haven't got a controller in your hands? Somebody please tell me.

At least Sony have learnt their lesson from the PS3 - that is that high prices don't roll well with the consumer.

FragMnTagM1112d ago

The only thing I could think of is RPG's with big menu systems. If you know the names of spells or items, it could save you a pause and going through tons of lists and categories.

Other than that, I can't see it being better than a controller.

BISHOP-BRASIL1111d ago

But considering that both consoles will have headsets and (I belive both again) a mic on the controller, do you really need kinect for voice input?

KwietStorm1111d ago

I don't care for motion controls either, and I'm glad they kept the camera separate to keep the cost down for everyone, but I'm getting it for video chats and live streaming.

CaptinzLee1112d ago

Thank God Sony Has A Brain Cause I Would Barely Use The Camera. But I Will Get It In The Long Run

nukeitall1112d ago (Edited 1112d ago )

So you will get the camera, but don't plan on using it?

If you are paying for it, don't you want practically universal support with it both from third party and first party?

See that is the thing, as an accessory the support will most definitely be subpar from everyone including Sony. I'm not saying if that is good or bad, but that is the reality of it.

Having the camera in the box, guarantees better support and increased value. The only real question is the value worth it for consumes?

The previous Kinect sold gazillion for $150, something nobody thought it could so first impression it is, but we will have to wait to see, but if you ask biased n4g, then they will definitely say no.

panbit861112d ago

The thing is though that by not having it in the box you can have a better price for your main product without shoving it down everyones throat and flooding games with pointless gimmicks just to give meaning to their decision. Also shovelware is a big concern with Kinect while with an accessory like Move and Eye they have to strive for more quality titles and additions to make gamers want it. All in all i think Sony is doing everything right this time around!

Temporary1112d ago

The previous kinect sold well initially because of the fake videos put out in ads showing smoke and mirrors and making people think it worked much better than it really did.

There's no need to pack it in with the console, it DOES get more support and thats the problem. No one wants kinect shovel ware and no one would care if the PS Eye didn get support with every title released.

I just want to pick up my controller an play games. Thats it. The gimmicks don interest me, and Sony knows thats how most true gamers feel.

Why o why1112d ago (Edited 1112d ago )

C'mon Nukeitall... stearing wheels aren't included with any console yet they're supported very well but dont get used all the time. Just more false talk especially when move was implemented into many of core games available in a more precise way. You could actually play killzone with the move controller alone.....that couldn't be done with kinect on any fps and I doubt you can with k2 either.

Granted, the support for move was pushed mainly on 1st and 2nd party games but there were a few outside of those that utilised it. Integration for integrations sake isn't a benefit if it adds nothing to the game.

Kinect 2 may actually do what ms demoed all them years back but the question is will games now be forced to tack it on or will 3rd party devs start making core level type games with it in mind...not as an extra feature but the controller.

NateCole1112d ago

There are many flaws with your argument.

1. Kinetic sold because the entery level cost of owning it was 299 with the x360. The X1 will cost $200 more so it will be significantly more expensive for casuals that may be looking at buying it.

2. Forcing kinetic will drive up dev cost and add gimmicky motion gaming that add little or no value to core gaming.

3. Having PSeye optional forces devs to build better motion gaming games that will attract PS owners to buy a PSEye because the experience is worth it.

Redempteur1112d ago

Nothing prevent sony or any third party to have a bundle with the camera in it ...
Just like some copies of sports champions had the pseye in them.

giovonni1111d ago (Edited 1111d ago )

@pinbit, no one had an issue when ps3 forced Bluray down people's throats... I heard no gripe about those issues, Bluray was one of the Main factors why ps3 came out on the steep end. There were no worries there. If we gonna complain about the xboxone than complain about Sony Pratices too. People are just reaching for things to make them feel better about there purchase. We have been living in a always on Internet world for years. Download a game from the playstation store and try and trade it in and see what happens.

I like how Xbox is taking a risk and banking on kinect. No risk no reward. Gamers have killed Sony's ideas for example the boomerang controller. We had no idea what it was able to do, so we said we hated it with out fully understanding it. And Sony comes out with the sixth controller that didn't even get supported. Someone has to take risks or this industry will never evolve.

Hicken1111d ago

Give it a rest, nuke.

nukeitall1111d ago

@giovonni:

I wasn't going to bring it up, but Kinect can be far better value than blu-ray ever was to the PS3.

That said, the full potential of Kinect is likely to unfold with Xbox One. Based on what MS has shown, I think it will be a huge game changer.

Once you walk down the path of as an add-on that decision practically stays with you the entire generation.

@hick:

ditto, especially since you really have nothing intelligent to share!

Hicken1110d ago

What's the point of sharing something intelligent with someone who wouldn't understand it?

Your whole argument is about it being in the box universally and thus seeing better and more support, but you talking about the first Kinect, which WASN'T in the box universally, and yet was still successful.

You don't explain how Kinect could be a better inclusion than Blu Ray- not surprising, since that'd be a hard sell, even to Microsoft.

Really, you just say a bunch of stuff, and expect people to take it as gospel.

Problem is, nothing you say rings true.

nukeitall1110d ago

@Hicken:

"What's the point of sharing something intelligent with someone who wouldn't understand it?"

Yeah, if you talk BS, surely I won't understand it. Yet you spend time sharing with all of the n4g.com a worthless comment. Congrats!

"you talking about the first Kinect, which WASN'T in the box universally, and yet was still successful."

Yes, but success doesn't exclude Kinect from being a better success with a higher adoption rate.

"You don't explain how Kinect could be a better inclusion than Blu Ray- not surprising, since that'd be a hard sell, even to Microsoft."

It is pretty obvious, but I will spell it out to you. Blu-ray was purely used for two things a) play movies b) extra storage. For a) people were for the longest time not really using it much, when the adoption of blu-ray kicked in the standalone players became cheap i.e. you paid way extra for something vast majority don't utilize a lot, but when you did the price gap had reversed i.e. you paid more for the blu-ray capability early on.

For games, it was clear there weren't many issues and there were plenty of workaround.

Why is Kinect potentially a better inclusion?

It enables the gamer to have a different gaming experience, allows you to have a video chat, communicate without a microphone and allows for gesture based interface among other things. The full extent of it, we don't know yet.

Now, it's your turn. Tell me why you think that is a hard sell (i.e. the opposite of what I said)?

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NateCole1112d ago (Edited 1112d ago )

Its the right thing to do by consumers.

There is no reason to force every PS gamer to pay $60 extra for something that they don't want.

If a PS gamer wants it then they should buy it.

Options is good.

giovonni1111d ago (Edited 1111d ago )

Now choices are good? When xbox360 was giving choices it wasn't ok.People complained that the Xbox was giving choices " nickle and diming" with its different price levels. Now it's smart business ?

DVAcme1112d ago

SMART. Sony understands that gamers value choice over everything else, and that we're adverse to being forced to do anything. Not only that, it also makes the Sony camera dodge the HORRIBLE stigma the Kinect has.