Sony unveils The PlayRoom
Sony announced The PlayRoom, augmented reality software included in the PlayStation 4 will use the DualShock controller 4, the PlayStation Camera and even mobile devices such as smartphones.
According to the official website and the video presentation, The PlayRoom allow users to on-screen menus that will simulate holograms that emerge directly from the control console, take advantage of a robotic assistant called Asobi, with which you can interact and you can recognize them using advanced motion controls with which you can enjoy malleable games like air hockey, and use the built-in touch pad for browsing DualShock 4 holographic panels, interact with dozens of small robots or move objects on the screen.
In addition, Sony said that the integration of mobile devices will be possible, so that the creations in smartphones, tablets and, as expected, the PlayStation Vita, come alive through The PlayRoom. Not know if it will work in the same way that the SmartGlass of Microsoft, or can only be achieved with the use of a mobile device from Sony.
Below you can find additional information from Sony Playroom. Courtesy of PlayStation:
- Light Bar: This is tracked by the PlayStation Camera to create interactive on-screen effects, such as holographic panels that hover around you.
- Motion Sensor and improved dual motors: Once your robot helper, Asobi, has beamed some AR Bots into your DUALSHOCK 4 wireless controller, you can rock it in your hands to feel them tumbling around inside. Or you can swing and sway your DUALSHOCK 4 wireless controller in a game of holographic Air Hockey, where you can stretch, twist and bend the board to gain the upper hand.
- Touch Pad: Used for scrolling and interacting with the various augmented reality menus. You can also use this to flick objects out of the DUALSHOCK 4 wireless controller for the loveable AR Bots to play with.