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PS4 could come bundled with a “Dual Camera” PlayStation Eye – rumor

Friday, 8 February 2013 22:19 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

PS4 could be bundled with new PlayStation Eye, which VGLeaks notes is called a “Dual Camera”.

According to information dug up by the site, it’s an “evolutionized” HD version of the EyeToy, which uses a pair of wide-angle cameras with 720p resolution. The updated camera will also sport a “4 microphone array working at 48 khz,” which will come in handy with video chat and is able to recognize the user when logging into the PS4 system.

It is also capable of tracking head and hand movements as well as game inputs. It’s unknown whether it can detect body movements, a la Kinect.

We’ll stick this under the rumor tag until Sony announces something, which seems to be company’s plan week after next.

Thanks, Gematsu.

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29 Comments

  1. Talkar

    All credits to you guys.
    It is annoying to read all these rumor articles, but i bet it must be even more exhausting being the ones writing them :)

    #1 2 years ago
  2. RandomTiger

    Remember when consoles used to be about the games? Good times.

    #2 2 years ago
  3. LuLshuck

    ps4 is gunna have no games lol

    http://sphotos-e.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-prn1/18818_530308323647634_1102257876_n.jpg

    #3 2 years ago
  4. Digital Bamboo

    Oo, hackers are going to have fun with this one (should it prove to be true). No internet-connected cameras in my house, thanks.

    #4 2 years ago
  5. TD_Monstrous69

    God I’m just about sick of seeing rumors columns for the next-gen Playstation. Can’t February 20th get here any faster?

    #5 2 years ago
  6. NocturnalB

    You know what the rumor mill has claimed in the past year for both consoles?

    1.) They would require an always on DRM
    2.) They would both come with a built in (or at least added) camera of some form
    3.) Cannot play used games

    So according to the rumor mill the next gen of consoles are going to be Nazi’s in gaming form. And if it all comes to fruition… I’m chucking my current consoles and buying a bomb shelter and becoming a paranoid hermit.

    #6 2 years ago
  7. stevenhiggster

    @6 lol, I’m right with you there.

    Like most people have said, I’m pretty much fed reading all these rumours now, so any rumour articles from now on shall not be getting my ‘click’.
    I’ll wait for the 20th of Feb.

    #7 2 years ago
  8. UNazo

    soooo sony is making a kinect too ?

    #8 2 years ago
  9. sg1974

    @4 +1

    @8 Sony made a Kinect before MS did. They just failed to use it (a common Sony problem). The PS Eye can do motion tracking of multiple points. It can do voice recognition. It can do depth perception. It can recognise faces – it can even determine sex and approximate age. And it has better audio and video quality.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=au3UJHItYgc

    And this always makes me chuckle: http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/a/a4/EyeToy_Kinetic.jpg/250px-EyeToy_Kinetic.jpg

    #9 2 years ago
  10. Mike W

    I’m pretty sure the PS4 is going to be an amazing system like the PS3. However, the system is going to either make or break Sony…..and if don’t….Sony is going to back out of the market.

    #10 2 years ago
  11. Erthazus

    Yeah, PS3 was such a great system. I remember playing Red Dead Redemption.
    That shit crashed millions times all over the place with horrible sup-bar 720p image with less then 20 frames per second in town.

    PS3 as a machine was a failure with PS Dildo and PS Eye camera. It’s ass was saved by previous success. Now, Ps4 will break Sony or save them.

    I hope for the first, because these arrogant asses that sell memory card for 100$ for the mobile device should go away from the electronics business for good.

    and so far the system specs for PS4 are not that impressive. I can’t see them showing me even tech demos that will look great.

    Crysis 3 with direct X11 is on the horizon with 2560×1440 resolution with shadow bokeh, 60 FPS and other features. Try to beat that Sony. We all know that you won’t.

    Owww, they can show shitty demo with rubber ducks…

    #11 2 years ago
  12. Gadzooks!

    Oh dear.

    A bundled Kinect, for either Sony or MS, is a guaranteed fail.

    #12 2 years ago
  13. Mike W

    @12

    How?

    It seem to work out pretty well for the 360.

    #13 2 years ago
  14. Gadzooks!

    #13

    That depends on your point of view.

    It may have been a financial success, but really it’s far too limited to be of use in anything but a very narrow range of games.

    There have been some good Kinect games though. Kinect Sports, Leedmees and Wreckateer are really responsive, accurate and fun. Yourshape and Dance Central were also very good.

    Apart from those titles everything else was awful, truly awful.

    I have to disconnect the Kinect when not playing Kinect games, as the microphone picks up voices and can trigger unwanted actions in games with voice support (Forza Horizon GPS commands for example).

    It also picks up unwanted hand movement and can be a pain when watching videos.

    I’ve had my moneys worth of entertainment from mine, but mainly for party games.

    It just doesn’t work in any core game, and without a combined pointing device with buttons it never can.

    Bundled Move would be acceptable (I cant see MS releasing something similar sadly), but a camera-only system is doomed to failure.

    #14 2 years ago
  15. Da Man

    Sony also made Xbl before MS (no online).

    They made an Xbox before MS (PS2).

    And they made an iPhone before Apple (numerous Java phones).

    Common Sony problem indeed.

    #15 2 years ago
  16. Mike W

    Well I can’t wait to see what they bring to the table, it’s going to be exciting. If one fails I’m pretty sure Valve can fill that void……..hopefully.

    #16 2 years ago
  17. Beta

    Very excited for PS4, though I’m slightly weary of all these rumours. :P

    I just want some solid info on pricing and launch titles to see whether I’m buying at launch or buying when I have some excess cash :)

    #17 2 years ago
  18. Bomba Luigi

    I really don’t want any Camera around my TV. I do sometimes nasty Things in my Livingroom, you know.

    #18 2 years ago
  19. sg1974

    @15 Grown-ups are talking. Go away, troll.

    #19 2 years ago
  20. lokpo

    I know wats gonna be announced and it is my reproductive organism and its enormous procesing power ante pleasure capabilities aka pspenis

    #20 2 years ago
  21. Da Man

    #19 You need psychological help, fast.

    Walkman was in fact an iPod, they just didn’t know how to use a touch screen. Sony are scientists leveraging the artistic medium in the dark days of money hungry americans.

    #21 2 years ago
  22. sg1974

    Eye could do multiple-point motion tracking before Kinect existed. Eye could do face recognition before Kinect existed. Eye could do depth perception before Kinect existed. Eye could do voice recognition before Kinect existed. All features could and were integrated into games.

    Yes you’re right; Sony are just ripping off MS.

    #22 2 years ago
  23. Da Man

    #22

    What does Eye have to do with it since Kinect was in development since 2005? Eyetoy couldn’t really track the Z axis, couldn’t track multiple body points and couldn’t do anything other than a few basic concepts.

    Like I said, you need help. You want to think a non american corporation were the first to invent a toy, despite being their customer.

    #23 2 years ago
  24. sg1974

    Bless. You spend half your time trolling Sony stories, then whine like a bitch when someone challenges your views.

    Eye has everything to do with it. You see, someone posted that Sony are going to make a Kinect [by releasing a new Eye] and I pointed out – correctly – that Sony had a multiple-point motion tracking, microphone arrayed, voice recognising, face recognising camera before MS, so calling it a Kinect copy is wrong and unfair.

    And if you think adding a second camera to the Eye makes it a Kinect copy, then why didn’t MS’ making a camera all the aforementioned things make Kinect an Eye copy? There is nothing Kinect can do that Eye can’t. Some things it does better (better depth perception, more points tracked) and some things worse (video and audio quality, voice recognition).

    As for those awful Sony engineers, they designed and built the Eye in-house. The problem was (as I highlighted) they then did virtually nothing with it. MS just bought the Kinect camera from an Israeli firm.

    I’m sorry this is too complicated for you to understand. Now go back to complaining about everything Sony does.

    “You want to think a non american corporation were the first to invent a toy, despite being their customer.”

    I sense in this dumb comment some clues as to your stupidity. What has America got to do with this? Why would being their customer be a ‘despite’ in my actions? Does this statement make any sense to anyone?

    #24 2 years ago
  25. Christopher Jack

    @24, He gets his fap on everytime someone replies to him. Just don’t. He will always reply back, if no one replies then he’s more likely to only leave around half a dozen identical messages rather than 20+.

    #25 2 years ago
  26. CyberMarco

    @24 Don’t feed the trolls…

    #26 2 years ago
  27. Da Man

    Hello there, #24 sg1974,

    As you can could see I didn’t really say ‘Eye’ was a Kinect copy. Thus, two of your angry paragraphs are unnecessary.. As for what that thing has to do with the topic, your statement implied Sony creating (inventing, pioneering or whatever probably popped into your mind in the middle of the night yesterday) the device before MS. The rest isn’t hard to figure out.

    You don’t challenge views, you weep about a poor misunderstood company and write angry essays.

    As for America, unless you’re 13 years old who owns nothing but a Playstation how else would I interpret an attitude of a person who likes to regularly write on the topics of poor Sony and trendy Apple/MS? Being a customer just means you’re dumb enough not to realize you fight for a person who makes money off your ‘passion’. Bet you believe Nokia was a tragic victim of casuals.

    I really hope 1974 isn’t the year of your birth.. Like I said, you need help.

    I ‘m lost as to what to say about our JerkArse over there who spends New Year in a blog comment section, regularly argues with people for dozens of inane posts at 5 a.m. in the morning yet manages to get defensive. Perhaps correcting the username spelling would be a good start.

    #27 2 years ago
  28. G1GAHURTZ

    Perhaps he’s been desperately defending Sony since 1974.

    That and the Daily Mail…

    #28 2 years ago
  29. sg1974

    Speaking of arrogant, condascending tools who like to shout down any opinions that don’t concur with theirs, here’s G1GA.

    I neve said you did Da Man. Someone else did. I replied and you came in to dismiss my views. Try reading.

    #29 2 years ago

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    Screenshots for Alienation, Housemarque’s four-player co-op PlayStation 4 exclusive, have been released and you can have a look at them in the gallery we’ve posted. Announced at gamescom 2014, the game features three main character classes, weapon customization, and various team set-ups. The game has players shooting at things with twin-stick gameplay with a top […]

  • Star Wars: Battlefront website notes November 17 release, teaser video and first image hit

    The first Star Wars: Battlefront image has been posted, and apparently it appeared on the official website at some point this morning. The game will also be released on November 17, according to the official website’s source code. The release date is noted in the code located in the image below. Props to Gematsu for […]

  • Mortal Kombat X is the fastest selling entry in the series to date

    Mortal Kombat X has sold faster than any other game in the series to date, making it the “biggest launch” in Mortal Kombat history, according to creator Ed Boon. Speaking in a series of tweets, Boon said both the mobile and console versions have “literally millions of players getting online” resulting in the servers being […]

  • Shadow of the Beast reboot resurfaces with some new screenshots

    The Shadow of the Beast reboot, which was announced in 2013, has show its face once more with early screenshots. Screenshots of the Amiga classic remake show off the Karamoon’s desert and the main character, Aarbron. According Matt Birch, CEO and founder of Heavy Spectrum, the team is currently hard at work on the “core […]

  • Halo: Spartan Strike arrives on Windows 8, iOS and Steam today

    Halo: Spartan Strike is now available on Windows 8, Steam, iOS devices and Windows 8 phones. The mobile top-down shooter will run you $5.99. Halo: Spartan Strike tells a new story in the Halo universe set during the events of Halo 2 on New Mombasa in 2552. Those playing on Windows 8 devices can compete […]

  • Final Fantasy 15 video shows highlights from the Episdoe Duscae demo

    Square Enix has released a Final Fantasy 15 video which shows highlights from the Episode Duscae demo included with launch editions of Final Fantasy Type-0 HD. FFT0 has shipped over one million copies worldwide, and a player feedback survey is available for the Duscae demo until May 19. Final Fantasy Type-0 HD is available on PlayStation […]

  • Bloodborne has sold over 155,000 digital units since release – SuperData

    PlayStation 4 exclusive Bloodborne has sold over 155,000 digital units since it was released on March 24, according to SuperData’s latest report. The figure produced by SuperData is worldwide and comes on the heels of the one million units sold announcement earlier this week. “After the release of the beautiful but terribly short game The […]

  • Nintendo US eShop update: Mega May returns, Super Smash Bros. update, Mii Fighter costumes

    Nintendo has updated the North American end of the eShop with a Super Smash Bros. update and the StreetPass Mii Plaza games Battleground Z and Ultimate Angler. The update is rather detailed, and a bit larger than normal, and you may wish to pay special attention to the activities listed. Here’s the full update: StreetPass […]

  • Here’s your first look at Sony boss Shuhei Yoshida in Super Time Force Ultra

    Sony Worldwide boss Shuhei Yoshida is a playable character in Super Time Force Ultra, and today, Capy Games has provided a couple images of the man himself in the game. Yoshida was announced as a playable character in the game during Sony’s PlayStation Experience event back in December 2014. The PS4 and Vita version will […]

  • The wait is almost over – The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt has gone gold

    CD Projekt RED has announced the news we’ve all been waiting to hear: The Witcher 3 has gone gold. This means Geralt’s latest, and possibly last, adventure has been sent to the factory to be pressed into lovely gaming discs. “We worked so damn hard over the past three years to bring you this game,” […]

  • Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture is a “couple weeks out from beta,” new trailer

    Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture is just a “couple of weeks out from beta,” according to development studio The Chinese Room, and a release date will be announced “shortly.” To give you an idea of how development has been coming along since it was announced at gamescom 2013, the team has released a new trailer […]

  • GTA 5 on PC looks incredible, but I can’t recommend it to console players

    As much as Matt Martin loves GTA 5, he can’t recommend upgrading from console to PC just for a slick editing suite and even prettier graphics. “This is the third time in as many years that I’ve bought GTA 5.” I have a Grand Theft Auto 5 obsession, as I’m sure you know if you’ve […]

  • The Forest engine updated to Unity 5, major graphical and gameplay improvements made

    The Forest’s latest patch added substantial improvements to the game. The Forest version 0.16 is now live on Steam with plenty of new additions. The game has been ported over to Unity engine version 5. The plant and skin shaders have been replaced or rewritten. Many other visual tweaks have been made, such as model […]

  • Star Wars: Battlefront banner leaks from Star Wars Convention

    EA has been setting up the Battlefront booth at Star Wars Celebration, and one leaked picture shows what could be the game’s main art. Someone on Reddit posted a picture of the game banner at EA’s booth. Here it is: Lots of things happening here. There’s a Star Destroyer in the distance, TIE Fighters and […]

  • Get GTA 5 working with Oculus Rift using this tool

    There’s a way you can play GTA 5 in VR if you own an Oculus Rift Dev Kit and have a bit of cash to spare. VorpX, the go-to program for adding VR support to games has received an update recently to support GTA 5. This is far from perfect, as it only translates the […]

  • FIFA Ultimate Team: week of April 15 team revealed

    This week’s Team of the Week is now available for anyone to challenge in FIFA Ultimate Team. The team members get selected each week based on their performance during the weekend matches. You can fire up FIFA Ultimate Team on any platform and challenge this squad. You’ll also find some Team of the Week items […]

  • Deus Ex: Mankind Divided will let you stealth all encounters, including bosses

    Deus Ex: Mankind Divided will bring back one of the original game’s major features. Deus Ex: Human Revolution is considered by many to be a great game and worthy of bearing the franchise name. One of its grating issues though was its boss fights. You only had one way to fight them: be confrontational. The […]

  • Project Cars PC specs and supported wheels announced

    The release date of Project Cars is inching ever closer and more details have been revealed to answer all your burning questions. Project Cars developer Slightly Mad Studios has revealed the full list of supported steering wheels on all platforms, as well as the minimum and recommended PC specs. Minimum specs CPU – 2.66 GHz […]

  • GTA 5 gets custom FOV mod on PC

    Those not satisfied with GTA 5′s built-in field of view slider can use a new mod to push the number even further. The PC versions of GTA 5 – just like its PS4 and Xbox One counterparts – lets you switch between third and first-person view in shooting and driving. The game has an FOV […]

  • Win! GTA 5 on PC!

    Want to win a Steam key for Grand Theft Auto 5 on PC? Just enter here. GTA 5 released on PC this week and is going down a storm. We like it a lot, which is why we’re giving away a Steam code for Rockstar’s latest. All you need to do is enter your email […]

  • GTA 5 topples Skyrim’s record for highest concurrent players on Steam

    Not factoring in Valve games, GTA 5 is the new king of concurrent player numbers on Steam. GTA 5 is very popular on PC, even more popular than games like Skyrim in its heyday. The number of concurrent players for GTA 5 has peaked today at 301,246. This makes it the only non-Valve game to […]

  • Mortal Kombat X: what does a modern fighting game look like?

    Mortal Kombat continues to evolve as NetherRealm adds RPG systems and daily challenges to a solid fighting game, says Sherif Saed. “Mortal Kombat X takes many cues from games like Destiny, Call of Duty, and GTA Online with hourly, daily and weekly events.” For as many of its familiar facets, Mortal Kombat X has enough […]

  • J-Stars Victory VS+ coming west in June – new trailer

    J-Stars Victory VS+ will make the jump (see what I did there) to the west after all. J-Stars Victory VS+ is the western title for the fighting game which stars characters from a variety of Shonen Jump-published manga. Bandai Namco has announced the fighter will release in Europe on June 26 and in the Americas […]

  • Codemasters F1 license good through 2016

    Codemasters has at least one more F1 game in it. F1 2015 isn’t out yet, so Codemasters is naturally not talking about what it might get up to in the future. We do know what it can get up to, though; Codemasters’ Steven Embling told Videogamer has the option to continue the series. “We have […]

  • Project Cars has pretty deep graphics options on consoles

    Project Cars offers players a wide variety of ways to customise their graphic settings on PS4 and Xbox One. Project Cars is a graphics showcase and all early indications suggest it’s going to be one of the best-looking games out there. Slightly Mad’s commitment to graphics seems to go deeper than making things pretty, though: […]

  • Super Smash Bros. patch nerfs Diddy Kong – report

    Super Smash Bros. 3DS and Wii U is great but Diddy Kong is a beast and must be stopped. The latest Super Smash Bros. 3Ds and Wii U patch seems to have nerfed Diddy Kong, a character so over-powered that serious tournament players generate controversy by choosing to use him. Nintendo doesn’t publish patch notes, […]

  • Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel developer shuttered

    Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel developer 2K Australia has been closed down. Kotaku broke the news, and also had word from an anonymous source, who said that all staff have been let go. 2K responded to our request for comment with the following statement: We can confirm we have taken steps to begin the studio closure process […]

  • Samorost 3 trailer shows Amanita still in fine form

    Samorost 3 looks as delicately beautiful as its siblings. Samarost 3 developer Amanita Design has a reputation for gorgeous, slightly surreal world building. This new trailer for its latest adventure looks just as if not more lovely than the previous Samarost games and Botanicula. Samarost 3 is coming to Mac and PC later this year, […]

  • Amnesia dev’s new project SOMA now in beta

    SOMA is nearly here and I am torn between excitement and horrified dread. SOMA is the latest horror project from Frictional, the team behind Amnesia: The Dark Descent. We’re pretty excited to see what Frictional comes up with next, and we won’t have too long to wait, apparently; the developer has announced that SOMA is […]

  • Steam Guard mobile authenticator now in beta testing

    Steam is now testing its latest security measure. Steam helps you protect your account by offering two-factor authentication, a solution so beautifully elegant and effective that it’s astounding every gaming network doesn’t do the same (looking at you, Sony). Valve’s version is called Steam Guard, and it works via email. This isn’t always super convenient, […]

  • Godzilla battles Mothra in new trailer

    Godzilla lets you stomp around cities and battle classic kaiju. I’m in. Godzilla is coming to PlayStation 3 and PS4 in early July, but we haven’t seen a great deal of it since its December reveal. The new trailer below gives you an idea of just what Natsume has done with one of the biggest […]

  • Tales of Zestiria to launch this year – new trailer

    Tales of Zestiria continues Bandai Namco’s delightful new habit of bringing the popular JRPG series to the west before the shine wears off. Tales of Zestiria is coming west in northern autumn, the publisher has announced. That’s not a bad turnaround, given it first hit Japan in January, and localisation of text-heavy titles is expensive […]

  • Project Cars release date locked down, new trailer released

    Project Cars finally has a release date. Project Cars will release on May 8, Bandai Namco UK has announced. We haven’t yet had an update from Namco Bandai’s other regional offices, but its probably safe to bet the racer will release around the same time in the Americas, Europe and ANZ region. We can now […]

  • Attack on Titan: Humanity in Chains trailer shows combat, online multiplayer

    Attack on Titan: Humanity in Chains has plenty to offer fans of the anime. Previously known as Attack on Titan: The Last Wings of Mankind, the Spike Chunsoft action game is coming west thanks to Atlus. Gematsu reports it’s due in both Europe and North America in May, via the 3DS eShop. The trailer below […]

  • Bloodborne stamina recovery rate affected by equip weight

    Bloodborne players have unearthed an important gameplay detail not mentioned in the game’s menus or manual. In Bloodborne, players need to manage their stamina carefully for best results. A far more aggressively-tuned affair than past Souls games, Bloodborne does away with equip weight limits, and items have no listed weight details. As far as players […]

  • Street Fighter’s Ryu, Fire Emblem’s Roy spotted in Super Smash Bros. patch – rumour

    Street Fighter’s Ryu is rumoured for future Super Smash bros DLC following datamining of the latest patch. Super Smash Bros. 3DS and Wii U were updated recently, and hacker shinyquagsire23 claims to have found some interesting files while poking around in the 3DS patch data. As detailed on Reddit, the audio files included a new […]

  • Suikoden 3 PEGI rating suggests PS2 Classic re-release

    Suikoden. Suikoden 2. And now: Suikoden 3. Suikoden 3 has been rated by PEGI for PlayStation 3, presumably ahead of an upcoming re-release. Gematsu turned up the rating, and although we have no further information at this time, it’s not much a leap to assume the RPG will turn up as a PS2 Classic on […]