Nov 9, 2007
Like Sony's virtual aquarium Aqua Vita, this isn't so much a game as a "utility." EyeCreate comes bundled with the PlayStation Eye and lets you record sound and video directly to your PS3's hard drive. While this may sound excellent, it's not actually that exciting because your videos are recorded in a proprietary format, meaning you can't copy them to a memory stick and watch them on a computer. You can't even view them in the cross-media bar. You can only watch them through EyeCreate. The software itself is quite accomplished, reminiscent of simple video editors like iMovie. You can record clips, arrange them to create a sequence and apply effects, like slow motion and sepia tones. But until Sony release a version of EyeCreate that lets you create movies that can be shared with anyone on any system, it feels slightly redundant. It's a tech demo rather than a finished product. Still it's worth a tinker for Spielberg wannabes with limited tech skills, but it's nothing very revolutionary. Though at least it's free.