A newly published patent has revealed that Sony has begun work on a new 3D camera that could potentially be a part of the PlayStation 4.
This is what the PlayStation Eye should have been. Honestly, that thing sucked major ass this entire PS3 lifecycle. If it wasn't for it's inclusion for Move, it would be the most underused thing I own.
You could always play Eye of Judgement and... uh...
On the PS2 you had all these awesome Eyetoy games, now there are barely a couple of PS Eye games out there. I'm sure Sony will give us an awesome new camera for PS4!
Use it for creative pics when making a level in lbp1/2?
Sending Smugshots in Burnout Paradise. (Required for platinum.)
lol so i suppose that michael phelps 2 and star wars (motion) 2 once multi-plat, will be great games and a reason to buy this new device from sony!! classic.... you just cant beat the entertainment that you get from reading fanboy comments on top10s4fanboys keep it up
Patenting that tech is great for Sony. That makes it theirs ... all theirs! Muah..ah..ah..ah! Lol. Can't wait to see how they implement it!
I agree. The Playstation Eye was a bust for me as well. I use a projector which require the lights to be dim, but you need bright lights in order for the Eye to register anything, even with it's dim light settings on. Just a complete waste of money. Eventually, I'll pick up a Move controller and see if that can't finally make my PS Eye useful for something, but I'm not in any hurry.
I actually did use the PSeye to take pics of sprites and such for my little big planet mario level. http://www.youtube.com/watc...
they make a revision to the vita camera with this 3d type of cam? Follow me on this cause i know i will lose some of you. They revise the vita to work not only as a portable but as a console. Plugged into a dock that is connected to the tv, it would upscale vita games and media to 720p. add to that ds3 controller support as well as move controller support due to the vita having the camera built in. It would be the ultimate portable/console. If there is a company that could make this happen....it would be sony. Being a content provider (games,movies,music) as well as a hardware manufacturer should allow for them to make it cost effective. Yeah, i know.....wishful thinking. If anything, this new camera tech will find its way into their PC's and TV's at the very least.
I do a lot of video chats so it's good for me.
I will definately get one of these for the PS4. I just cant wait to see the reaction on this site when the Playstation Kinect releases.
I'll lose all hope IF Sony ships a camera with next PS4 the same way MS is doing and Will Do with X360/Infinity-Xbox-Next :( All the investment cash in better HW will be thrown to a camera like Kinect just to play catch up with MS, sad news...
well you already know these companies always copy each others success, so is this really a surprise. people always say Sony are such innovators in this industry but truthfully the only company that has been innovating the industry is nintendo. I really think of any thing Nintendo copy from Sony or Microsoft.
Ps-eye (ps2) already did motion sensing. This article should of solely emphasize on Sony improving the playstation cameras motion sensing technology, and not compare it to kinect as its irrelevant as the ps-eye already did it. Sony should take it a step ahead; and add that hologram tech they been working on, It be cool if the ps-eye emits holograms you can touch/interact with.
"not compare it to kinect as its irrelevant as the ps-eye already did it." Wow. The amount of mental gymnastics it took to rationalize this.
I understand your point as irrelevant as it did it
you are just a bit out of touch. PS-eye is for PS3. eyetoy is for PS2. And the correct comparison would be eyetoy =/= live vision cam. Kinect is the 2nd camera system from MS just as PS-eye is 2nd camera system from Sony. Both improved/surpassed what was done in the first model.
Sony should take it a step ahead; and add that hologram tech they been working on, It be cool if the ps-eye emits holograms you can touch/interact with. dude do you know how much that will cost, why that will be cool it won't happen next gen. but the gen after I can't imagine it properly will have holograms, augmented reality, motion sensing, voice control and who knows what else, you will literally be the character in the game.
Out of touch? Not really. I used the eye-toy latest name (ps-eye) as it is [ps-eye] the improved version. I did use ps2 to allude the time period (of how far back) but I guess people didn't catch on. Also I used irrelevant since the ps-eye is the improved version of the eye-toy there was no need to meantion kinect. They could of just focused on Sony improving tech they already used since ps2. But I guess it's why idiots expunged other sentences but only quoted what made them feel smart.
What other camera system did MS release? I had the 1st Xbox and don't remember there being a camera for it, I may be wrong tho. If the PS3DEyE comes bundled with the PS4 then whatever, but if it doesn't I'm not buying it! Same goes with the Kinect 2!!
Their 1st attempt at a camera was the live vision. It wasnt for the original xbox it was for the 360/PC and I used it as a basic webcam on the PS3 before I got the PSEye. Cameras are not generational in the sense that there would need to have been one released for a previous console. There can be improvements within the same console time frame. The live vision was a perfect replica of the eyetoy that MS wanted to use as a money grab. There are some games for it but it was later used primarily for online interaction (chatting) in games like uno, etc. It isnt a 'bad' camera but it isnt anything that stands out either which explains the lack of people really remembering it. Kinect would be their 2nd gen camera and quite possibly they are working on the successor which should be more precise. Even down to the individual fingers or even finer detail.
This also kinda backs up the rumour of ps4 going into the manufacturing process as the company that said they were manufacturing it also said that it would come with a built in kinect I've device.
this is not to u SEV.... if this happen why would SONY copy MS kinect sensing ability and nintendo wii U tablet controller?? if PS4 and X8 be mixed up like that Hell, mise well buy Wii-U and Kinect parts make my own Damn PS4 where did INNOVATION,CREATIVITY,ORIGINAL ITY go?? OR is it cheaper to COPY than to think.
eyedentify would have been nice but they probably cancelled the project, its been a while since we heard about it.
they should just let motion gaming die with this generation.
Smartest comment in entire article. Plz let all the motion gaming die. Its a gimmick.
motion gaming is going nowhere, but its not all bad, once i can navigate my PS4 via hand gestures or voice only it will be worthwhile for me
I can already do that with the Kinect! Lol..
if it comes with the system and not a $100 add on i can live with it. but, you want to buy a $150 camera that mostly is used in games for Voice control. Explain to me how that makes sense and why I couldnt do all that with a headset that I already own?
i love the fact they call it Kinect like. it couldn't be a natural development of Eyetoy or PSEye, now could it. and it's actually weird they have only just patented this because i heard of this tech from them 4 years ago
Agreed. This is absolutely just a heat-seeking flamebait title. Kinect didn't invite 3D depth in cameras and Sony was even looking into it long before. This is just the next step in their camera. But of course, comparing it to Kinect will get so much more hits. Yellow journalism here.
I mean does it matter who was developing tech 1st? MS released the 1st actual controller free tech on console and although I'm not the biggest fan of motion controllers, I think Kinect is way ahead of the PSeye. And it wouldn't surprise me if the Kinect 2 is better than the PSeye3d.
New camera tech + speech tech = Move 2. I wonder if it will be optional at launch. Either way I am not interested, but might give it a trail run.
I am very excited to see the Playstation Kinect arrive on store shelves. Now both sides can experience all of the 1st class motion based games that kinect has experienced for a short amount of time now. Day one purchase for me and I hope every Playstation fan on this site does the same. The new pet simulator should give Nintendogs a run for its money.
sony patents eyetoy-like 3d depth sensing camera for the playstation consoles
the eyetoy doesnt have 3-D depth. thats like saying the wiimote is the same exact tech of the move.
Here's part 2.
I believe that's why they patented it. It's like the Eye Toy but with 3-D depth.
Sense I don't know how to put on here,these are website that talks about ps move,by eurogamer,Sony,why we turn down kinect and gameradar,we saw move 10 years ago.
Hopefully, this camera will be used with PS4 in some new and unique ways.
Part of me hopes this is true in that with 2 out of the 3 next gen systems using this kind of tech we would see more developers using it and trying to do more with it since it would have a bigger install base to work across. What scares me though is if the fidelity and tech isnt increased then we will continue to see little innovation hardcore game wise and just more mini game collections. Don't get me wrong... some of the mini game stuff is fun...for a short time. But its not a $60+ experience.
ive used my move basically 3-4 times after i bought it. I have used my camera in voice chats about 3 times. So basic math tells me i paid about $14 or so each time i used the damn thing. Still the biggest disapointment in money spent for me this gen. I have used my kinect way more than the move.
And what did you use your Kinect for? Kinectimals or Sesame Street?
You can navigate the dashboard with it. and there are a few cool games out there but the really cool ones are not out yet, (except for gunstringer ,gunstringer is cool.)
The next genertaion is appearing in my mind.... - A Xbox 720 with blu-ray - A PS4 with a Kinect-like camera Boom! *head explodes* /jokes
Ok. Whatever. Sony should just focus on getting some damn apps + IPs for the Move. Seriously, the Move is an awesome piece of tech, and has proven itself to be brilliant with KZ3 and LBP Move Pack. As well as Tumbler and a few others. The Move could be so successful if Sony pushed new IPs with it. Work with what you got, Sony. No need to patent new crap just to drive it to the ground. PS. LBP2 with Move is just fantastic
I have both, Move and Kinect. We play Disc Golf with Move everytime my friends are around. Kinect is collecting dust for last half of the year. Sony just needs to focus on Move more.
Edonus i have to agree with you here. If someone is letting kinect gather dust then they must not use there 360 at all. I use mine all the time. I use it in zune netflix skyplayer forza 4 halo cea then when my family is round we pull out kinect sports 1 n 2 dance central 2 and more. I also use move for kz2. Resistance 3 and lbp2 If you go out and buy something like this why do you not use it if you dont like it then sell it.
That's because you guys probably live in US. I do not. We don't have Netflix, ESPN or any of that here. You can call it 'rest of the world'.
Sony's one/biggest mistep with Move is not making "MOVE" only experiences. They have treated Move as an "optional" control device and not something that has "exclusive" must have games for it. The very few "Move" only games they have put out were not great or have yet to actually come out. Just my two cents. PS4 should use move as the controller...not as an add on. Increase the fidelity and functionality of the Eye (aka Kinect) and you have a really solid game experience and console that will have really broad appeal. That is unless the Wii U concept is a home run...in which case...ditch the move, ditch the eye... get a the tablet controller bata-rang out of the recycle bin. lol
Sorry but I just don't want to have to calibrate my controller every time I want to play a game, I also don't want the reflections of a red glowing ball when I'm playing a dark scene in a game.
@milohighclub... I totally get that. certainly Sony would need to do some tweaking on the calibration end and yes, the glowing bulbs of the wand/cone need to go...but the sub controller design is good..and if the camera is like Kinect there may be less of a need for the "wand" as it could track the hand. So duel sub-controllers could be the new design...who knows... but Move was a good attempt for Sony just needs adjustments and like I said.... games that are dedicated to it as a needed control scheme. That is "if" that is the direction Sony goes in for the PS4.
Oh GOD i hope this isn't true!!!!!
I hope we see move like camera with the use of move for playing games like tennis or Sorcery. It will give huge options to developers.
Hmmm, first they made wii-controller, now Kinect.. Oh well, more options to the gamers, personally I wouldn't buy any of the motion controllers, but some might find it appealing.
Funny I see more pre owned kinect non moving btw than move. Dont.believe me goto cex. Or gamestation.. A certain sorcery coming.soon I.and may.gamers cant.wait
Another peripheral I won't use.
You don't do pelvic thrusts at the console when you win? Shame.
Let's just focus on the games.
Well Sony jumpsninto the full motion gaming business when they said themselves it wouldn't work. After there stock and share holders seen what type of money kinect has rakes in for MS they want a piece of thenpie. The decision Sony making wasn't approved by one person it was voted on by their main stock and shareholders. Sony has to do something steadfast to keepnthem happy or else they will take there money somewhere else.
If anyone bothers to read the article they state well within it that Sony went down this path before but decided against it and went with the move. It is not new to them, the next consoles will bring this sort of tech to life, this gen it is barely functional due to the machines being underpowered and were not created for either of them in the first place.
Not sure what to say about this, I like the Move, but I actually think Sony thought they would capture more of the casual market with it then they have. Part of the reason for this is that they lack a lot of Move only titles that are worth owning one for. It's fun to go through Killzone 3 with it, but that's a very core game and wont really attract any casual gamers. Let's face it, all the companies want both the core and casual market because there is a ton of money involved. I thought Sony turned down the offer for Kinect at first though? I guess they might be changing their mind seeing all the sales that Microsoft is getting from it. I just think if Sony wants success for a motion controller they need to come out and say it's for "gamers" and lay off the whole "core" and "casual" comments. You never hear Microsoft say Kinect is for core or casual, just gamers of all types, where as Move was marketed in a way as to not tick off Sony's loyal core gamers but that alienated potential casual buyers. Just my two cents anyway, options are always welcome in my book though.
Patents like this are protective barriers for Apple's crusade
I hope Sony doesn't include this camera with the PS4, and makes it an optional device instead. I can't use Kinect, and I won't be able to use this if it's a full-body camera.
Move was fun for the first 2 weeks, and then I was just over it. Now it just collects dust, and hasn't "moved" since. It's more accurate then the Wii, but you need quite a bit of room to play, like if your standing, or playing with two people otherwise the controller will get lost if it's not in the frame which can be annoying...
A patent doesn't mean something is necessarily coming. I think it would be smart of sony to come up with something totally different from MS and Nintendo.