Although the Playstation Eye peripheral doesn’t come standard with the standard PS4 stand-alone console bundle, it will allow users to use voice commands to control different aspects of the PS4 and can purchased separately for just $59. Sony confirmed the reports with us late last week after a YouTube video began circulating the internet, that video was captured from the GameStop Expo in Las Vegas last week.
A rep from Sony Computer Entertainment confirmed the use of the PlayStation Camera for voice commands, stating that the PS4 “allows for voice recognition,” SCE promises that more information on the camera and its voice features will be released in the coming weeks, as more third-party developers (and Sony itself) finalize aspects of the device. The YouTube video in question was uploaded from the GameStop Expo 2013 in Las Vegas, showing SCEA’s Sean Coleman explaining the PlayStation 4 features, that is when the PS4 camera’s voice-capabilities were briefly explained.
Though unnamed, the YouTube user lex1020 shared the footage online, where it mentions navigational voice commands and facial recognition technology. “When you add the PlayStation camera into the mix, the pair works together to expand upon system features and enhance your PlayStation 4 experience,” Coleman says. “The new stereoscopic lenses track your body movements in games or even recognize your face easier system navigation.”
Fans of Sony should be excited to know that the PlayStation 4 will launch on November 15, 2013 in North America for $399, that is just over one-month from today. Getting the console is proving to be harder and harder the longer fans wait, and the upcoming holiday season will most likely make it all but impossible to pick up a console bundle for the holidays.
Amazon is still taking pre-orders for the bundles, and promising to ship them out after launch as quickly as they come in. If you are wise, and would like a bundle as quickly as possible, you can add your name to the waiting list by pre-ordering below. Customers have several options to choose from , ranging from the standard stand-alone bundle, to the bundle including games and other goodies. You can checkout all of the options, pricing and availability below on Amazon’s official site.
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