PS3 EyeToy Dated for U.S. Too

Early this morning Kotaku reported that the sexy new Playstation Eye for the PS3 is hitting Europe this Summer. We just got news that the peripheral will also be hitting North America this Summer as well.

In fact all of the details are the same for North America including not releasing the price for the thing yet. Hit the jump for the American-flavored press release.

ITR6062d ago (Edited 6062d ago )

Reminds me of the iSight camera but with better frame-rates.

DJ6062d ago

"640 x 480 at 60 frames/second"
"The free EyeCreate editing software, allows you to save photos, video and audio clips to your PS3 hard disk drive and apply eye-catching visual effects to your images. Different capture modes like time-lapse and slow motion open up a world of possibilities to be explored further in EyeCreate's editing suite, where you can turn your media into professional-looking movies."

Including that Hard Drive as standard was definitely a wise choice. This is obviously going to directly tie in with Playstation Home. Being able to walk into users' apartments and view their home-made clips is going to sweet. Very few people know that EyeToy has a built-in Mic, and the new one makes that function a lot more obvious. I actually hate wearing headsets, so being able to just speak at the TV would be nice. The only concern though would be filtering out Voice input from the background game sounds.

Karebear6062d ago

I'm not so sure I WANT people hearing EVERYTHING in my house. Especially when I'm comparing the squad leader's IQ and mapping to a turnip.

But I love the idea of it mapping movements into games. Better functionally than the Wii and no need for any controller at all. Imagine buying a replica lightsaber and actually using it in the game for something. Not saying its going to happen, but I can dream right?

fenderputty6062d ago

a mic on top. Did you want them to make it pink with pin-stripes?

kmis876061d ago

I agree. It doesn't look like it will fit in with the form of the console like what the vision camera or eyetoy did for their respective consoles. Looks like it'll probably be the best actual camera peripheral on the market for any console though, so I guess that's what's important.

Superman176061d ago (Edited 6061d ago )

..oh..oh...fanboyism kicking in lolz...yeah this eyetoy just tops it all off now i can record and edit my fanboy life lolz PS3 OWNS!!
And did u notice the xbox cam sux this is 100x better!! lolz

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Joystiq Hands-on: PlayStation Eye's Kung-Fu Live

Kung-Fu Live sounds almost exactly like a Project Natal game. With the aid of a camera, your image is placed directly into the game, and real movements are translated into in-game actions. As the concept trailer above shows, you'll be able to kick and punch wildly into the air to take down virtual baddies. But Kung-Fu Live isn't destined for Project Natal. Instead, it's coming exclusively to the PlayStation Network.

sinncross4945d ago

lol looked like mortal kombat in a few instances.

i suppose for a psn game its a neat piece of software.

ALFAxD_CENTAURO4945d ago (Edited 4945d ago )

It would be good to grab some enemies, would be a fight more deeply.

Is good to know the Developers are supporting more the PS Eye, with full Body Recognition.

There are coming more games to play without controllers too.

Trollimite4945d ago

i could totally see that. specially when he was doing the high punch thing.

Godmars2904945d ago

It is nice to see that Sony - might - directly support the PSeye. Make it seem less of an add-on to Move.

ChozenWoan4945d ago

And this shows that Sony's motion control system can do pretty much 90% of what Natal can do... even without the PSMove.

Now if they make it online multiplayer, that would be an...

IdleLeeSiuLung4945d ago (Edited 4945d ago )

Except the additional 10% is what is what makes the experience significantly different. From the article:

"However, this doesn't negate the fact that I'm staring at the TV and punching and kicking the air. Because of the 2D orientation of the game, you'll be facing forward, but moving side to side, which is simply not as intuitive as facing the screen and moving in the same direction."

Yup, still a 2D camera.

ChozenWoan4945d ago

But that does prove that Natal is not as revolutionary as it's made out to be.

Also, add in the PSMove and you get 110% more... thanks to this thing we call buttons. LOL.. but for real, the PSMove takes mocap beyond what even Natal can do. Sony has shown a fighting game that is in 3D and forward facing. Although it's currently gesture based, it can just as easily be made to be 1:1 with gestures for the special moves. All without sacrificing 30% of the hardware capabilities of the console.

Sony's got the best of Natal and Wiimotes all in one system. There is no denying that it will be the most ground breaking mocap system this console generation. But don't take my word for it, just watch and see.

IdleLeeSiuLung4944d ago (Edited 4944d ago )

Was the ipod revolutionary? Was the iphone revolutionary? Was the Playstation 1 or 2 revolutionary? Was the Wii revolutionary?

My point being that most technology is built on existing technology applied in some way that distinguishes it from other products that others put more value on. That is the revolution, not the technical capabilities. With that said, I still believe that the skeleton mapping and recognition that Natal is doing is revolutionary in the sense that nobody else has shown me something as versatile as what I have seen with Natal.

Getting the computer to understand what you see is a research subject for a long long time that predates even the first Playstation.

The idea that something is revolutionary is BS though. Most products that are revolutionary fail and with a second, third or x number of tries does it succeed. That is what we are looking for, because most new products aren't revolutionary mostly improvements (large or small).

fooltheman4945d ago

Well that looks promising ^^
And under 15 bucks it's cheap too

HighDefinition4945d ago

I love that pic. It never gets old.

washingmachine4945d ago

i can see huge weight loss happening lolz

ThatCanadianGuy4945d ago

i can see me knocking over alot of expensive electronics in my living room..