PS4 Eye Camera Will Support Voice Navigation

According to Amazon's Camera description page.

When combined with the DualShock 4 Wireless Controller's light bar, the evolutionary 3D depth-sensing technology in the PlayStation Camera allows it to precisely track a player's position in the room. From navigational voice commands to facial recognition, the PlayStation Camera adds incredible innovation to your gaming.

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bebitech1454d ago

Although this is all likely to be true, until Sony confirms such functionality, you can't assume the PS4 will support such features

Tony-A1454d ago (Edited 1454d ago )

I don't think it's too hard to believe, but I'm still not very interested in the camera right now. I'd rather use the cash for a new controller or another game! That's why I'm relieved to find that they give you the option. Only reason I would really use it would be for chatting with friends.

cleft51454d ago

Yeah it wouldn't surprise me at all.

itBourne1453d ago (Edited 1453d ago )

Exactly, I am sure I will get the camera eventually, as I did with the ps3, but glad I dont have to waste the money at launch. I am really not interested in any of that tech, can get it at a more convenient time for me.

Outside_ofthe_Box1453d ago (Edited 1453d ago )

In before the "having a camera is okay now?" and "now that Sony is doing this it will be hailed as the next new innovation/Sony is copying again" comments even though this was hinted at in the past...

AngelicIceDiamond1453d ago

I can believe it, but then again you have to spend 60 bucks for the camera.

Only a hardcore PlayStation gamer will opt to that.

JunioRS1011453d ago

You, me, and pretty much everyone else says that same thing! I'd much, much rather have another game. Or controller. Or anything else, literally anything... 3 indie games, a year of PS+...

abzdine1453d ago

i was impressed by how small the PS4EYE is and how bit the Kinect 2 is.
Great thing if they incorporate such feature, it will make PS4EYE at the same level as Kinect and and for less money.

SignifiedSix911453d ago


You obviously don't know much about kinect 2.0 if you think the PS4EYE is on the same level.

Of course its smaller. It has less tech/hardware than the kinect.

1080p wide angle lens with IR beaming. That alone makes it better by a LONG shot.

abzdine1453d ago (Edited 1453d ago )

if you judge things by size then you dont understand anything.
PS4 is way more powerful than X1 and X1 is much bigger and even has an external power brick. Now how do you explain that? Powaaah of da claaaawd?

I played the new Kinect Sports and i can tell that it works so bad and it tracks just as bad as kinect 1. now tell me about the improvement and tech.

andibandit1453d ago (Edited 1453d ago )

@ Abzidine

"if you judge things by size then you dont understand anything."

Ok....I will judge things you say based on your Hater-level.

BlueBlood171453d ago (Edited 1453d ago )


PScam..............Kinect 2

2 cams.............1 cam (TOF)
4 mics.............4 mics
No IR..............IR blaster
85░ FOV............?'wide' rumored to be ~70░
0.3m Focus.........?rumored 0.8m Focus
? >2 ~4............Up to 6 people tracked

Kinect features: Voice control, gesture control, facial recognition, Nightvision, controller tracking, external device control, motion gaming.*

PS cam features: Voice control, gesture control, facial recognition, controller tracking, 3D photos and video, motion gaming.

Kinect = $100 (apparently)
PS cam = $60

Conzul1453d ago

Voice navigation + a Skype app or VSee app will have me getting one of these cams. Gonna wait otherwise.

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sincitysir11454d ago

Ps4 on. *plays killzone an dies* god damn it ps4 get the hell out of here! *ps4 sadly leaves the rooms

Bruce_Wayne1453d ago (Edited 1453d ago )

*PS4 please come back!*

PS4 hesitates. Then I ask him if he wants to eat Infamous: SS. Then he returns and I accept him with open arms and feed him.

We live happily ever after.

The End.

FamilyGuy1454d ago (Edited 1453d ago )

Yeah I'm not believing this till Sony says it, don't care much either way. I doubt they sent this info to Amazon without telling the rest of us or ever mentioning it any where else so it's probably just Amazon themselves making assumptions.

If sony wanted to do gesture or voice controls they could have already done it now on the PS3 but have shown no interest in it. For example, GTA V has some barking orders sort of implementation that rushes a cashier you're robbing when you yell at them through a mic.

I like the camera, won't be buying it at launch though. When enough of my video chatting friends move on to PS4 or some game that makes real use of it comes out, that's when I'll pick it up.

JackStraw1453d ago

sony has been keeping as much on the ps4 back as possible. tbere hasn't been much announced about the camera at all. so this is all very possible, and very likely. i do vaguely recall something about the camera supporting voice navigation tho around e3. i'll try to find it.

also, sony could've just been holding back to put this feature in the ps4 instead of the ps3.

i also like the camera, and even like kinect, but i don't want to buy either until i see something i would actually use one of them for. at the moment, there's nothing.

ShinMaster1453d ago (Edited 1453d ago )

Not hard to believe considering voice commands have more to do with the software than the hardware.

slazer1011453d ago (Edited 1453d ago )

Well according to the description on Amazon it does support such features.

Shadowsteal1453d ago

I 100% agree with you but a potential reason they aren't talking about this feature might be due to the fact that the camera isn't bundles with the system. So Sony doesn't want to give consumers the wrong idea by advertising a feature that won't be possible out the box.

Dlacy13g1453d ago

Nor does Sony want to validate Kinect. If Sony talks up the camera too much people will start looking at motion cameras as a key feature and one sony doesn't pack in the box and one at which it is not as impressive as kinect 2. This is one more reason Sony pulled their camera from the box with their camera in the box price would be closer to xbox one but the value of the camera isn't there compared to Kinect.

strickers1453d ago

You do know PS3 voice control on Singstar predates Kinect? and that PSEye has always had noise cancelling 4 mic array?

NateCole1453d ago

It was a given but sure enough they will not push it like Move.

I am being brutally honest here but voice control is stupid for simple things as turning on or off your console. This is different from game voice commands.

Why on earth people want to talk to their console to turn it on isntead of just pressing a button which is so much simpler and easier is beyond me.

The only navigation control that i would accept over button press is navigation using my mind as it should be easier than pressing a button. However i doubt this will happen any time soon. Until then.

malokevi1453d ago

....because they can?

And please, while your at it, explain to me how approaching your console and pressing a button is "easier" than uttering a phrase.

"The only navigation control that i would accept over button press is navigation using my mind as it should be easier than pressing a button. However i doubt this will happen any time soon. Until then. "

lol. You won't be satisfied until you can "think" at your console? Good merciful god....

kneon1453d ago

If you're going to use your console to watch TV and you intend to only use voice commands then sure turning it on with your voice makes sense.

But if you plan on playing a game then you will most likely need to use a controller anyway so voice control is pointless. Yes I am ignoring controllerless games, but I have no interest in those, as do most gamers.

ATi_Elite1453d ago

So Next Gen playing a FPS online while actually seeing your ONline Buddies faces on screen will be ALL the RAGE!

Been doing this on my PC for so long!

Glad to see SOny/MS taking hold of this wonderful technology.


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Pintheshadows1454d ago

But I like navigating with my legs.

sashimi1454d ago

but your voice travels faster than your legs and less energy expended:P

USA0071453d ago

Actually once his movement was done, it would travel at the speed of light, a lot faster than sound

Thatmattkid1453d ago

Not if your Chuck Norris.

Godmars2901454d ago

You use a controller with your legs?

Pintheshadows1454d ago

I have actually tried. Sometimes I get bored. I like playing with controllers that are upside down just for kicks. You get used to it quite quickly actually.

rainslacker1453d ago

I used to know a girl that could kick anyone's ass in Soul Caliber on the Dreamcast while playing with her toes.

Kind of freaky actually...although I suppose some people are into that kind of thing.