Details Revealed on How Sony’s PlayStation 4 Eye Will Work
Sony Studios chief, Shuhei Yoshida, has revealed how their latest camera accessory will work, the PlayStation 4 Eye. The new camera will feature a pair of 1,280 x 800 cameras, four microphones and an 85-degree field of view, with the two lenses designed to be used in a variety of ways, including triangulating the 3D space, gesture recognition, body tracking similar to Kinect and work with accessories like the Wonderbook or DualShock 4 controller. According to Yoshida, “It’s an extension of the PS Move technology that we incorporated into the DualShock so that the camera can see where it is.” Thanks to the new unit, one camera will concentrate on capturing the action and ensuring good picture quality, while the other is dedicated to motion tracking. But Sony also plans on allowing users to take pictures and video and store it on the console. As for the microphones in the new Eye and how that’ll impact interaction with the PlayStation 4 on a system level, no details were given, but Yoshida did mention that it will be incorporated into games like Kinect voice commands for Xbox 360 games.