PS4 Playroom comes pre-installed on every PlayStation 4

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Camera tech demo to be bundled for free, Sony confirms

The Playroom, the PlayStation 4 tech demo shown off during this year's E3, will come pre-loaded on every PlayStation 4 console.

That's according to a post on the official PlayStation website.


Playroom combines the PlayStation Camera and the DualShock 4 controller to present the player with a number of augmented reality toys, in order to show off the capabilities of both peripherals working together.

Players are able to spawn Asobi, a tiny floating robot, which 'appears' in your living room and interacts by scanning your face and shooting fireballs.

Playroom can also create the illusion of hundreds of tiny robots inside your DualShock controller, letting players scatter them onto the floor of the room.

The tech demo is also intended to show how the PlayStation 4 can interact with other devices. Players can use their smartphone, tablet or PlayStation Vita to draw an object then flick it 'into' the screen for robots to play with.

Although The PlayRoom will be included on every PlayStation 4 console, only those with a PlayStation Camera (sold separately) will be able to use it.

Reports suggest that the PlayStation Camera was originally supposed to be bundled with the PlayStation 4, but Sony decided to sell it separately to undercut the Xbox One price.

Source: CVG
 

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Cracking news. I liked the look of this when I saw it demoed, as it shows off everything that the Eye is capable of. Very impressive
 

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can it be deleted? looks a load of shite tbh.
 

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can it be deleted? looks a load of shite tbh.
I was thinking the same thing....it's only use is to show off how accurate the camera is. You'll use it once yourself and then maybe once or twice more showing it to friends to show off your system. It's an obvious ploy for Sony to get some free advertising.

Given that the camera doesn't come with the system what's the point in having the software pre-installed?
 
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