PS4Home: "While it’s not a required accessory for most of the console’s functions, there are some cool things you can’t do without it."
Lets keep it PG.
We know what you do all day,
I use mine for headset less mic. I don't like headsets and like my chat audio coming from my projector or speakers so the camera was a early purchase for me. My daughter loves the ar bots.
Farting out bubbles video.
none of these features excites me, except Move games but the problem is that they don't exist on PS4. Hands-Free Navigation By using the facial recognition and voice command software, you can essentially go through the home menu without touching the controller. The system will sign you in automatically with facial recognition, and you can open apps and start a game using voice commands. You don’t need to use the controller for very much outside of actually playing games. This is the most stupid thing imo.. you navigate without touching the controller then you ask the PS to start the game then what? a Physical controller is essential.. you can't escape it.
I wish there was a app like eye create. You could record and edit anything that you wanted with it.
You can use Share Factory to edit video on the PS4.
You obviously never used Eyecreate. It was a PS3 app that just let's you mess around and record yourself and not games. OP you can use the Playroom to achieve very similar stuff such as adding effects, mirroring, etc.
Eyecreate is sitting on my PS3, and wasn't overtly useful. Yes, it had its abilities, but isn't nearly as fleshed out as Share Factory using Playroom (also free).
I'll probably get the camera at some point in the future, but right now I can't justify a purchase. Games!
The camera was made in anticipation of PSVR. I got mine just in case it becomes scarse when VR hits. Although i think PSVR will launch with a camera bundle.
It needs to launch with a bundle. If the camera + PSVR + PS Move are all sold separately then the entry point to VR on PS4 will be pretty extortionate and could end up confusing consumers.
Yes. Agreed. I think they will have it both bundled and unbundled for those who already have a camera.
I think I can think of a few that aren't on the list...but I mainly use mine for streaming/commentary my games ;/
And just like Kinect, these features are nice to have but I wouldn't use any of them outside of the novelty aspect.
I'm sorry. I don't want any NSA spy cams in my home. That's why I got rid of my Kinect.
Get rid of your smartphone and all computers as well, then.
Or be smart with your smartphones.
As far as I know only microsoft among the console manufacturers was working with the nsa. Do you have some info to prove otherwise?
@MultiConsoleGamer That's the exact same reason I got rid of my tinfoil hat.
@multiconsole I am in complete agreement with you. However i think it deserves mention that unlike kinect, the ps camera doesnt relay information back to headquarters the way the kinect can. Also it does not gather data about how many people sit in front of it, where they are looking, and what body temprature they have. These were features that MS touted to a conference of industry heads saying things to the effect that in the future they could charge people according to how many heads kinect detected in front of it when a customer rents a movie. I dont know if these are still pursued, but i hope not.
If the NSA wants to spy on you, they will. They don't need Kinect or a PS Camera to do it.
I think it's absolutely pathetic when fanboys say "it's okay when my favorite company does it." These kinds of people make me sick.
That's the only reason I bought mine, getting ready for VR. Also got my Sony Gold wireless headset and blew the dust off my PSmove controller's. C'mon Sony only thing missing now is the VR headset!!. Give a release date and price soon.
I'm in the same boat. Already have the camera and 2 move controllers so they damn better sell the PSVR standalone.
I think the article forgot one cool feature that you could do with ps3 but should be the same:remote security. Hide the ps4 and camouflage the camera.Turn on your PS4 with your PS vita from anywhere in the world using the internet,turn on the camera,and check on your home.instant win as long as they don't steal your ps4 and the camera. How cool is that!
I don't make videos or let's plays so I have trouble finding a reason to purchase the PS camera.
I wonder if it's capable of taking pictures and video in 3D? Gateway MT6706 2008
One thing Sony should have done and could still do is convert Eyetoy games to run on PS3 and PS4. There's a lot of neglected PSEye and Playstation Camera owners. Get some competent laid off game developers mobile games budget and make a million or two in pocket change.
I'm sure the camera works great I just have zero need or zero interest in having one. As far as I'm concerned its as needles as Kinect, well maybe not as needles as Kinect.
I got one in anticipation of PSVR.
I have to admit the only thing I wished it could do was turn on my console via voice
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