Sony Interactive Entertainment’s PlayStation Meeting has just finished, and while it may have been short it was certainly packed with announcements. A new slimmer PlayStation 4 and the official unveiling of PlayStation 4 Pro – previously PlayStation Neo – were the highlights. Not shown at the event but on display afterwards, SIE has quietly displayed a new PlayStation Camera.
While no specs have yet been released from the image below it’s easy to see the redesign of the camera, going from a rectangular unit to a cylindrical device. And because of the new form factor the camera now has a stand.
This new feature might just be to do with the PlayStation VR head-mounted display (HMD), for various reasons. The clips holding the PlayStation Camera are in the centre meaning that the camera could possibly twist. Having this ability would mean the device is more adaptable for standing or seated experiences. Having the stand also makes the camera easier for placement, the small footprint takes up far less space.
As SIE hasn’t made any official announcements on the new camera it’s unclear if it’ll keep the same price as the older model and when the company actually plans on releasing it.
With the smaller PlayStation 4 due out this month, PlayStation VR out next month, and PlayStation 4 Pro out in November, SIE have a hardware heavy line-up coming out in the latter half of 2016 and the camera is probably part of it.
VRFocus will continue its coverage of PlayStation VR, reporting back with all the latest announcements.
UPDATE: New Official PlayStation Camera images.