Augmented reality suite PlayRoom pre-installed on every PS4

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.

Connor Sheridan

I got a BA in journalism from Central Michigan University - though the best education I received there was from CM Life, its student-run newspaper. Long before that, I started pursuing my degree in video games by bugging my older brother to let me play Zelda on the Super Nintendo. I've previously been a news intern for GameSpot, a news writer for CVG, and now I'm a staff writer here at GamesRadar.