In conclusion, we have a very reliable source that claims Sony will have a PS3 peripheral which will recognize a user and his entire environment as well as his movements and will incorporate them into useful, in-console actions. The applications of this tech to gaming are obvious and if this story is proved right, Sony may yet manage to steal Nintendo's thunder in this generation of the console wars.
In a time when everyone is heaping praise, and rightly so, on Nintendo for innovating and daring to be alternative, many have forgotten that Sony has a proven record of fresh ideas including the introduction of Eye Toy which all of its rivals will be using in some shape or form in their new consoles.
The Eye Toy is not fresh innovation, and I hadn't heard that Nintendo would be using it on the Wii. And I really, really dislike articles that reference "anonymous sources".
If it's an optional component, then many developers won't bother making games that incorporate it. For example, compare how many 4-player games there are for the PS2 when compared to the Gamecube. It's difficult for a developer to rationalize coding a feature that only a percentage of the users will bother paying extra to access.
I think it was stated, many years ago, that PS3 would ship with eyetoy, which is what this article sounds like it is describing.
Eyetoy won't work for me though. I use a Projector to play games on. The eyetoy freaks out with all that light thrown out by the projector, and, there isn't a TV to set the damn thing on.
Many people here own projectors. Aren't they lesser quality than standard HD displays? They're cheaper, but do they still offer a great quality picture? I have no clue about this sort of stuff. I figured there were more cons to them than it was worth owning.