Sony Giving PS4 Owners the Tools Needed to Launch Their Own Digital Talk Show

When The Playroom launched alongside the PS4 last year, it was dismissed as a mere toy to show off some of the technical gimmicks of the system. Using the PlayStation camera, players could wave their arms and play with on-screen robots. But that's not the functionality that ended up making The Playroom the most-streamed game on the system. Unlike all of the other launch games on PS4, The Playroom allowed players to broadcast a full-frame shot of themselves out into the world using Twitch streaming. The pure-of-heart used this unanticipated functionality to host shows talking about games and other interests. Another group used it to broadcast porn on Twitch. Whoops! After a handful of banned accounts and updates to the end-user agreement, The Playroom was eventually cleaned of most of the nefariousness, leaving the Twitch world with just wholesome, non-porn content. It's that sort of content that will be enhanced with a free update coming later this summer.

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XiSasukeUchiha1740d ago

Wow, Sony awesome feature I always want a talk show, so thanks :)

dericb111740d ago

I hope you get one too, so you can stop commenting on everything :)

Elda1740d ago (Edited 1740d ago )

@ dericb11..Shady!!...LMAO!

SaffronCurse1740d ago

I would love to watch Sasuke's talk show!

kreate1740d ago

I want to see ur talk show

user74029311740d ago

playroom is really coming up.

uth111740d ago

I'm telling you, this is Sony's stealth killer app ;)

JoGam1740d ago

Exactly. The possibilities are endless.

Septic1740d ago

This is actually a brilliant idea.

Timesplitter141740d ago (Edited 1740d ago )

The problem I see with this is that it's all standardized which means every show made with this will look the same, and shows that all look the same don't stand out compared to shows that are creating their own style

uth111740d ago

maybe to some extent, but

you can draw your own props and graphics on a tablet or phone and pop them into the playroom.

Playroom already supports this, except everything you draw shows up as a 3D balloon. This trailer looks like you'll be able to create 2D graphic banners as well and take actual photos and make props out of them.

So I think there's a lot of potential for creativity there.

JoGam1740d ago

Its not about the look but how its used. That will make the difference. Of Course if everyone has, lets say the speakers dancing on screen but they are sitting doing nothing then yes it will all look the same. I think the topic of the shoe and how the tools will be use is what going to make each show stand out differently.

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