Q-Games On PS3's 'Gaia' Music Visualizer

One of the more hidden features of the PlayStation 3's 2.10 firmware update is the spectacular Earth-based music visualizer, seen in motion on multiple user-posted YouTube videos and in stills in the pictures below.

The feature's creator, Kyoto-based Q-Games (PixelJunk Racers), which was commissioned by Sony to create the visualizer, has been talking to Gamasutra about the feature's genesis, its use of NASA data, and possible expansion concepts.

Q-Games' PR manager Duncan Flett spoke to Gamasutra about how that project got started, explaining: "Originally, we were working on the Gaia project (our name for the earth viewer) as a possible boot sequence for the PS3. The waving cloth background, also created by Q-Games, got the nod when the PS3 launched."

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eagle213832d ago

Everyone loves it. Best visualizer I've ever seen.

InMyOpinion3832d ago

It's more like a movie, since it does'nt react to, or visualize the music in any way.

marc 19753832d ago

i dont want to wait in vain for your games.. lol had to be said

Daver3832d ago

this visualizer is awesome!!

LOFT3163832d ago

very cool visualization!!even better when stoned

rev203832d ago

Everything is better when your stoned lol

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