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PS3 Secret Hardware? |

SL33PY sent this little rumour in, and I found it quite interesting. And you may be wondering why you see an image of Minority Report to the right. Wait for it, the reason is coming!

Here it goes: it looks like Sony might be preparing a special weapon for the next-gen console war. It takes the form of an EyeToy like device (or maybe it uses the EyeToy?) to take a look at you and your surroundings, and create a 3D model in its “mind” about everything it sees. Then this information can be used for by a game to allow the gamer some interaction with game elements.

The way our, very reliable, source was reminded of Minority Report has to do with a scene in the movie in which a user manipulates a computer screen using special gloves; only with this tech you do not need the gloves. This reminds us of what Gesture Tek have hinted is possible with XBox 360 but taken one big step further.

It sounds a lot like what EyeToy does already, at first. But you have to remember that this new functionality is 3D, which should open up a whole new realm of ideas and possibilities. Where the EyeToy couldn’t really tell if you moved your arm towards your TV and back, this new device would be able to.


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  • Børten


    I love it every time I hear about this.
    This is acually a roumor that has been around since last years E3…

    But anyways, wouldn’t it be cool to play RTS with this device ??

  • Gary

    My head hurts from thinking about the possibilites. 😕

    It would be a cool feature to have though.

  • PJ

    This does not sound mainstream to me…

  • LOL!

  • Leo

    IMO Sony has made a BIG mistake by not including the 3d HD Eyetoy with every PS3. Developers simply won’t take advantage of it in many games if its not standard. Look at the Wii: even industry experts like EGM predict that it will end up being a huge success because Nintendo is reaching out to everyone in the household, like mom and dad, who don’t want to mess with a controller with 14 different buttons. I know I expected an eyetoy and a wireless headset for SIX HUNDRED freakin’ USD.

  • Very cool. Very cool. This sounds like the powerglove but better. I liked the power glove but.. mainstream hated it. Maybe now with the wii, they are ready for something like this. Leo, if this rumor turns out to be true.. here’s your $600 right here. It’ll be worth every penny. Too bad I dont believe it would even happen the first two years. I still remember the emotion engine. Toy story like graphics. Browse the web with your ps2 on your tv via, aol. and oh.. the ducks. Just like the other companies who hint at things to come and fall short. I believe the same will happen here. Sega didnt support their systems long enough but.. they never lied and always did something More than you expected.

  • Leo

    Briankeith, if I understand you correctly, you mean I should be happy to pay twice what I paid for my PS2, then an extra 50-100 dollars for an Eyetoy that won’t be widely supported because I’ll have to pay 50-100 dollars for it? Then even more money for a wireless headset? Am I the only one here confused?

  • phipscube

    This has indeed been a rumour since last E3, I remember there also being comments that the UI would support its use, so you could control your PS3’s Media functions with your arms! just lay on the couch and move your hand to start a movie or something. Of course its much more than that, but the idea is great!

    Also, it is a shame the Eyetoy doesn’t come with the PS3 as standard, but hellfire! you cant complain… what more do you want? your already getting enough in there to warrant $600, the blu-ray drive alone. And the assumption that nobody will develop for it is silly. Look how well the Eyetoy is doing on PS2 (inEurope anyway). I’d argue in saying there are enough games out there to warrant it as a very worthy added accessory. I’ve had an eyetoy for 2 years now and its great! there is plenty of stuff available, and the cross compatibility with singstar and Dancing stage Fusion makes it a boon! If Eyetoy HD can detect 3D then the limits are endless!!

    I for one can’t wait!

  • I pre-ordered the first ps3 in Belgium at the largest specialised computer and video games retailer. They were trying to sell me an xbox360 because the ps3 would cost more then 800€.
    There is no room for an xbox or an xbox360 in my living room, all the games that I would consider playing on either of those, I can play on a Playstation or on my home pc

    You misspelled my name Henning 😀

  • Ooops, sorry. Fixed.