Augmented reality suite PlayRoom pre-installed on every PS4

Uses DualShock 4 and PlayStation Camera to various effects

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Your PS4 can play games, sure, but don't you want it to simulate the feel of dozens of miniature robots squirming around within your grip? Well, you're in luck (also very strange), because Sony announced this week that the PlayRoom augmented reality suite will come included with every console.

PlayRoom uses the PlayStation Camera combined with the DualShock 4's light bar, gyro sensors, and touch screen to project a 3D interface over your image on the screen. From there, you can mess around with spherical helper bot Asobi, fill your controller and coat your floor with mini-bots, or even play a holographic game of board-bending air hockey against a friend.


PlayRoom looks like a suitably goofy array of tech demos to keep you amused between games. Just because it's bundled with the console doesn't mean you can play it out of the box--you'll also need to buy a $60 PlayStation Camera separately.

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