Just finished watching Sony’s “see the future” of PlayStation event? We hope you didn’t blink, you might have missed a quick reveal of the next PlayStation Eye The optical sensor was overshadowed by the reveal of the DualShock 4, but it’s nothing to scoff at — the second generation Eye features two 1280 x 800 cameras, four microphones and an 85-degree field of view. Put together, the setup promises facial recognition, player positioning and depth sensing and enhanced PlayStation Move support. The Kinect-like camera is designed to work with Sony’s new controller standard too, recognizing each player by the color of the DualShock 4’s LED light bar. Sony says the Eye will allow the PS4 to use face login, and the collection of microphones might make voice control possible as well. No word yet if the new camera device will be a PS4 pack in or sold separately, but if you’re interested in mining press releases for details, you’ll find one after the break.
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