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What’s the deal with the PS4′s Eye camera? I’ll tell you

Thursday, 21 February 2013 17:54 GMT By Phil Owen

The new edition of the home PlayStation console will come with a new edition of the PlayStation Eye camera that has so far not been widely used by consumers, due at least in part to lack of effort spent integrating its functions into games beyond the Move controller.


Destructoid talked to SCE Worldwide president Shuhei Yoshida last night after the PS4 reveal and got the skinny on what the deal is with the new Eye, and it seems as if it’ll be far more advanced than the current version, even going to far as to ape Kinect in some ways.

For one, the new Eye will have two cameras, allowing it to see players and their controllers in three-dimensional space. But the two cameras can specialize as well, such as how one of them could focus on recording 2D video.

The new Eye will also have a microphone on it with directional feedback. One would assume this will allow for EndWar-style voice commands*, and the directional aspect of it would probably help it filter out background noise by focusing its attention on a single location in the room, such as where the player is sitting/standing.

Beyond Yoshida’s comments, I have here a press release from Sony that details the capabilities of the new Eye a bit more. Read this:

PlayStation®4 Eye, a newly developed camera for PS4 incorporates two high-sensitive cameras that have wide-angle lenses with 85-degree diagonal angle views which can recognize the depth of space precisely. This enables PlayStation®4 Eye to cut out the image of the player from the background, or to grasp players’ position in front and behind, further broadening the ways to enjoy games. Incorporated four microphones are also capable of accurate sound detection and source origination. In addition, users will be able to login to their PS4 with face recognition and are capable of using their own body movements or voices to enjoy games more intuitively. Furthermore, PlayStation®4 Eye senses the color of DUALSHOCK®4′s light bar to judge the positions of multiple players, and set characters in the same positions or let a character talk to a particular player, enabling players to enjoy games in new way. PlayStation®4 Eye also supports PlayStation®Move motion controller. It detects the motion of PS Move more precisely, and reflects players’ in-game motion more accurately than ever.

This all sounds quite…useful? What do you think about the new Eye? Do you think you’ll get much out of it?

*I couldn’t resist saying “EndWar-style commands” instead of “Kinect-style commands.” Sorry.

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39 Comments

  1. Erthazus

    I want to see it in action and I want to see a price.

    Dualshock 4 + Camera + console.

    how much this thing is going to cost?

    #1 2 years ago
  2. deathm00n

    Does it comes with the console or is it just a optional acessory?

    By the way, in b4 copy of kinect Sony sucks!

    #2 2 years ago
  3. Bomba Luigi

    I wanna know if the PS4 works without the Camera. I don’t like Cameras and I like it even less in my Livingroom. Still the only big Point where I’m worried about the PS4.

    #3 2 years ago
  4. SlayerGT

    Only thing I’ve ever wanted a camera for in games is to map my face on characters..thats it.

    #4 2 years ago
  5. Christopher Jack

    @4, Pretty much the same here. Though with these cameras often being lower res the pictures aren’t going to be pretty.

    #5 2 years ago
  6. MadFlavour

    The screen on the controller looks removable.

    #6 2 years ago
  7. Seraphemz

    I get all pumped about Feb 20th… now i have to wait till E3, since I have many more questions about the console now..

    I really hope that the camera isnt like the Wii where you NEED to use it… that would suck.

    #7 2 years ago
  8. Joe Anderson

    It comes with the console.

    The Dualshock also comes with a headset, also with the console.

    #8 2 years ago
  9. Joe Anderson

    @6 it’s clickable like a mouse.

    #9 2 years ago
  10. Bomba Luigi

    @Joe: But does I have to use it? Can I not connect it with the PS3, or make a tape over the Camera or leave it in a Dark Corner where it cant see a Thing, and the PS4 still works? (expect Games that makes Use of the Camera of course)

    #10 2 years ago
  11. G1GAHURTZ

    I’d like to know how many people on these forums have taped over the webcam on their laptop.

    #11 2 years ago
  12. Bomba Luigi

    @11: No need for that, it has a Build in Shutter. For good Reasons.

    #12 2 years ago
  13. G1GAHURTZ

    You seriously think that someone wants to hack into your hardware and just watch you?

    Are you a celebrity?

    #13 2 years ago
  14. Bomba Luigi

    @13: Well, I’m Parnoid. Camera watching me, in my Livingroom, from an “Intelligent” System that will learn to know what I what, connected with an Online Service that had some Serious Trouble about being Hacked and so on and on. And what when Sony comes with the Idea that from Watching People you can do something with Marketing and what else? Like Looking what the Heck this Guy is drinking or whatever

    Im thinking about the Worst Case Szenario, and even more worse stuff. Because it can happen. And as I said, I’m Paranoid like Hell.

    #14 2 years ago
  15. Dragon246

    @14,
    Dont buy ps4, simple as hell.
    And obviously avoid a game called watch dogs.
    Geez….

    #15 2 years ago
  16. theevilaires

    @11 I do :D I heard Chinese and Russian hackers were gaining access to people’s cameras and spying on them. Its fucking possible man. Plus I live in a country where people (dumb retard facebook users) give up their freedom and rights to use free services so companies can profit off of them by attaining their information.

    Would you like to be able to hear and see what people are interested in so yo can collect the data and invest in the next big thing….oh Hi Kinect ;)

    #16 2 years ago
  17. Bomba Luigi

    @15: Watch_Dogs works fine without any Camera (I know, I just ignoring the Joke)

    I just don’t like the Idea of Cameras Everywhere. Not just Outside, but even Inside my House. Its freaking Scary for me, but I’m Old School. Like Privacy and all that old School Stuff.

    #17 2 years ago
  18. theevilaires

    Dude I’m with Bomba guys. Its not that I think I’m some important celeb but its the principle. These companies want to control your life and the best way to do that is gaining information. Do you know how much information you can gain just visually vs listening.

    I could never live in a place like Great Britain with all those cameras. I know that stuff is set up for good reasons but people aren’t innocent and if that type of power were in the wrong hands….say someone who really hated you and wanted you dead. They’d know your every movement.

    If the U.S.A. government is illegally spying on their own people you don’t think companies are. Didn’t SONY get caught secretly installing root kits in peoples computers with their software. Then think about Microsoft, Bill Gates house alone is 20 years technological beyond any other house out there. I’m not saying SONY and Microsoft will use this in their cameras (well Kinect does) I’m just saying the technology exist and you may have your privacy exploited one day.

    #18 2 years ago
  19. dtyk

    @18 I’m pretty sure it’s already exploited lol. More of a case of how exploited are you.

    #19 2 years ago
  20. RazorBladeJam

    I’d feel sorry for anyone monitoring those feeds from the ps4…

    Hundreds of hours of guys, whacking off in cheese puff stained boxers :-S

    #20 2 years ago
  21. melonbuster1

    $499.. basic $549 deluxe. .. Ps4. . Price cut to the ps3 to 199. Vita price cut to 169.99 3g 149.99 Wi-Fi. Look they know they won’t be able to make too many of the Ps4 so sell high drop the price of existing hardware (ps3) because you can meet that demand and still grow the market where you make the bulk of your money. They need a price drop for vita to move units and please CEO s. Just business. It won’t any less . Eyetoy system controller hdmi demo software 500 gig harddrive= $549..

    #21 2 years ago
  22. G1GAHURTZ

    I dunno, tea, just imagine if they sold another 70-100 million units.

    about 50 million of those cameras are probably going to show nothing more than some zit faced kid screaming at getting quick scoped for the 5th time in one minute.

    They’d probably get bored of looking at gamers pretty quickly…

    But seriously, it would have to go up pretty high if they actually did spy on people.

    I mean up to government level.

    Can you imagine how much they’d have to pay out if someone ever found out that they were being spied on, through a camera, by a corporation?

    Sony had to payout just for the rootkit, so what about a company getting caught watching fat teenage boys walking around in their 3 day old, unwashed underwear, Harlem shaking in their living rooms?

    Nah, it’s possible, but unless you’re a celebrity or a terror threat, I can’t see why anyone would waste time watching gamers.

    Google searches are more than enough info than any company/government could need, anyway…

    #22 2 years ago
  23. Bomba Luigi

    I know its kinda silly that someone want to watch me, but the Possabiltiy is Scary enough. And even being Watched and Supervised by a Machine (the Console) and no Human is… Scary for me.

    #23 2 years ago
  24. dravenkaze

    Just dont play ps4 without your clothes on then

    #24 2 years ago
  25. nklh4x0r

    What if someone does not have eyes?

    #25 2 years ago
  26. manamana

    You guys are paranoid, really. On all my Apple computers and devices are frontfacing cameras. I believe on all smartphones too. So yeah, check the rest on youporn :-D

    #26 2 years ago
  27. noamlol2

    fuck the kinect ripoff
    did sony forgot that the playstation main focus is games?

    FFS both sony and micorosft are forgetting the core consumers
    the ones who buy a console to play games not to be spyed upon or post some dumbass status on facebook

    only if the cam is optinal,
    i don’t see and usefull things besides voice commands from the camera
    because we all know motion gaming sucks ass

    #27 2 years ago
  28. MadFingerz

    @5 No picture of your face is going to look pretty :D Sorry, j/k, someone had to say it :p

    I don’t imagine using the camera much but I don’t mind the console shipping with one. I might find a use for it one day >.>

    #28 2 years ago
  29. NightCrawler1970

    Why sony have to come with combos why not a console with a controler?

    #29 2 years ago
  30. eeklipz

    If you notice in the beginning of the killzone: Shadow game play trailer, the charcter goes through a identification barrier where there is a “face” displayed of a game user. I beleive that this new eye will capture our face via 3d model and we will be able to apply it to games like NBA 2k, Mortal Kombat (next gen create a character), Madden, Killzone, mass effect, etc. In addition, I think the ability to use motion in games will be much more adapted and easier to use. For example, dodging, throwing a gernade, aiming down, etc. Finally, with the use of this new eye (privacy probably will be within the fine print as something you are giving up), we will also have the choice to either use it or not…we all have the freedom of decision, and if your not into that type of gaming integration, don’t buy (in my opinion).

    #30 2 years ago
  31. fightclubdoll

    My cat would love another peripheral to throw behind the television. I stopped retrieving the Wii motion sensor. It’s back there somewhere, with it’s more recent buddy, Kinect.

    Were I to get one of these, and fish out the others, I wonder where the heck I would place them… but I’m confident the cat would sort it out.

    #31 2 years ago
  32. Rosseu

    IMO they should include everything including the PS eye in every PS4 box they sell – this way, devs would have a lot of features they can add to their games, since all PS4 owners would have it.

    I like #30′s idea of scanning the faces for custom characters, that’d be awesome!

    #32 2 years ago
  33. ps4some

    @20 lol well played sir

    #33 2 years ago
  34. Hybridpsycho

    Geez, all the conspiracy paranoia in this thread.

    #34 2 years ago
  35. Tisoyboy2

    Honestly, as long as we can disconnect it I am fine with it. I only plug in Eye/Kinect when using them. They will probably use feeds to market to its users. Legally they will have to give us the option to opt out.

    #35 2 years ago
  36. NinjaHart

    Sounds nice on paper, but it remains to see how it does in action.
    Sounds like it’s going to be a good way to include players more in games with voice commends, which is a good thing. Just hope it will live up to the hype. :)

    #36 2 years ago
  37. MCTJim

    60 bucks for controller and 60 bucks for eye…add 120 bucks onto cost of console.

    #37 2 years ago
  38. manamana

    @37 exactly! Add! Not force! I don’t need a second controller for the PS4. And I don’t need a camera. So there you go: no additional costs for me, my dear fanboy.

    #38 2 years ago
  39. esan

    So are you saying theyre proud of themselves for inching out the old “Kinect” technology in aspects? lol, good for them. I know theyre not trying to say they have anything on Kinect 2.0, and if so theyll need a hell of a lot better examples than that, since kinect does all of that (better) and WAY more…in the dark, lol. The mere fact that it needs those hideous huge lights (they melted the move balls into it lol) on the controller goes to show how technologically inferior it is. And the fact that its not going to be bundled with the system will mean its not going to receive all that much developer attention to integrate its experiences like the kinect 2.0. Its a toy.

    The “directional sound” is called beam forming btw.

    #39 2 years ago

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  • UK Charts: Bloodborne enters at No. 2, Battlefield Hardline defends No. 1 spot

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  • Halo 5: Guardians release date and new trailers released

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  • Denial wins Call of Duty Championship 2015

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  • Advanced Warfare’s Exo Zombies gets a “mini boss” with Ascendance DLC

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  • GTA Online user videos show out of character Lester, important Police Business

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  • Guild Wars 2 devs explain how the Map Bonus system, precursor crafting work in Heart of Thorns

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  • Fly around your creations in Cities: Skylines with the Flight Cimulator mod

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  • The Walking Dead, Better Call Saul arrive on PlayStation Vue

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  • Play the first level of Super Mario 64 in your browser

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  • Steam’s Discovery Update has helped increase revenue for smaller titles

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  • Halo: The Master Chief Collection April update includes “more ranked playlists”

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  • Get Spec Ops: The Line for free through 2K Games sale on Humble Store

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  • Dota 2 The International 2015 tickets are sold out

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  • Here’s what’s expected in Battlefield 4′s Weapon Crate DLC – video

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  • Pillars of Eternity issues to be addressed in patch 1.03, expected next week

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  • Mortal Kombat X videos show Erron Black gameplay, Ermac fatalities, more

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  • The Legend of Zelda Wii U: 2015 release not a “priority”, skipping E3

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  • Destiny gameplay designer exits for Bethesda

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  • What to expect from the Call of Duty Championship this weekend

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  • MLB 15 The Show video highlights improved graphics, updated grass patterns

    Sony has released a video for MLB 15 The Show which provides a look at graphical improvements made to the game. Along with the visual upgrade over MLB 14 The Show, the game contains new minor league stadiums, dynamic sun generated in real-time, and upgraded grass patterns which reflect each stadium’s unique look. MLB 15 […]

  • Valve to offer HTC Vive Developer Edition free to qualified developers

    Valve has said it will offer the HTC Vive Developer Edition for free to qualified developers in an effort to buoy projects before the tech launches commercially. Surgeon Simulator developer Bossa Studios and The Room studio Fireproof Games are just some of the developers which already have a free Vive in-hand. According to Valve’s Doug […]

  • DriveClub gameplay video features MotorStorm’s off-road buggies

    Some gameplay footage of MotorStorm’s off-road buggies in DriveClub has surfaced. Pictures of the buggies were shown on the Japanese PlayStation Blog earlier this month, which considering the game was developed by Evolution Studios – which developed MotorStorm – this isn’t too much of a surprise. The buggies were first spotted by Videogamer, which pulled […]

  • Mortal Kombat X live-action TV spot features the track Chop Suey

    The TV sport for Mortal Kombat X has been released, and not only does it contain a “spontaneous fight circle” taking over an entire city, but it features the System of a Down track Chop Suey. Mortal Kombat X will be released on PC, PlayStation 3, PS4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One April 14. The […]

  • Bloodborne Forbidden Woods progression bug caused by multiplayer summon

    A progression bug in Bloodborne is in the works, according to Sony and From Software. The issue occurs when players activate a multiplayer session in the Forbidden Woods using the Sinister Resonant Bell or Small Resonant Bell. It also appears the Lunarium Key won’t appear because of the multiplayer bug, and without the key you […]

  • Yo-Kai Watch game franchise has sold over 7 million copies

    The Yo-Kai Watch IP has sold over 7 million copies, according to developer Level-5. The figure included both physical and digital download sales. Yo-Kai Watch 3 will be unveiled during Level-5 Vision 2015 next month. The first title is in the works for the west but is still without a release window. Thanks, Gematsu.

  • Bloodborne trademark returned to Sony after accidentally losing it

    In case you were worried or anything, Sony has once again obtained the Bloodborne trademark. Earlier this week it was revealed that Sony mistakenly abandoned the Bloodborne trademark along with four others registered with US Patent and Trademark Office: Guns Up!, Kill Strain; How Games Were Made to Sound, and No Heroes Allows: No Puzzles […]

  • GTA 5 PC official trailer coming next week, 15 new screenshots released

    New PC screenshots of GTA 5 have been released along with word of a new trailer coming on Monday. The screens below are from the PC version and you can view them in 4K glory over on Rockstar Newswire. The PC version of GTA 5 releases on April 14.

  • PSN real-time server status page launching in Europe soon

    PlayStation users in Europe will soon have its own a PSN Service Status Indicator. It was released earlier this month in North America. The indicator makes it easier to check whether PlayStation services are down or running as planned. This includes account management, PlayStation Now, the store, social services, etc. Sony told Eurogamer the service […]

  • Exclusivity contract prevents Bioware from revealing Dragon Age: Inquisition DLC release on PS4

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  • LEGO Batman 3 demo, Namco Museum, more added to North American eShop

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  • Square Enix’s Easter Surprise bundle contains five mystery PC games

    Square Enix offering another mystery bundle to customers in the UK, which comes with five mystery PC games for £3.99. As before, customers will be unaware of the games they are purchasing in the mystery bundle, but the bundle contains triple-A titles worth £40 combined. One of Square’s previous mystery bundles contained Tomb Raider, Just […]

  • From Software’s PSone game Shadow Tower coming to PSN

    Shadow Tower, the first-person action-RPG developed for the original PlayStation by From Software, will be released on PlayStation Network. In the 1998 title, players took on the role of a mercenary who has returned home to the Holy Land of Zeptar to find the place has been sucked into the Underworld. He must use the […]

  • PlayStation TV gets price cut in the UK, now £44.99

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  • Fast & Furious expansion for Forza Horizon 2 is now available, for free

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  • Fire-based weapons come to PayDay 2 with the Butcher’s BBQ Pack

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  • Lords of the Fallen developer offers Hideo Kojima a job

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  • Destiny Xur update: should you buy MIDA Multi Tool?

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  • Final Fantasy 15 has an all-male cast to make it “more approachable”

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  • Hearthstone Blackrock Mountain is coming April 2

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