Sony had no intention to release The Playroom, which is an amazing augmented reality showcase of the company. It was designed as a mutual effort between the hardware and software teams of Sony to better understand PlayStation 4’s new control possibilities. However, the company changed its mind due to the overwhelmingly positive response of The Playroom, which was displayed at E3.
Earlier this week, Tsubasa Inaba, the senior producer, told Polygon that “It follows the DNA of [the PlayStation Vita’s] Welcome Park. That’s actually the perfect example. Our research and development teams for hardware and our software teams worked to put that application together. It was a very similar situation for this one.”
Sony is now planning to expand the idea considering the success of a simple showcase of The Playroom. At present, the demo features various mini games including Pong’s motion controlled version. According to Inaba, the company is also trying to incorporate new experiences from various internal developers, which could be added to The Playroom prior to release.
However, Inaba was not clear about how they will actually distribute The Playroom. According to a leaked page of the company’s website, this augmented reality demo will come pre-installed on the console. However, the senior producer gave no clear view on that. He said, “We hope to have a more definitive answer to that question in the next month or two.”
The gamers can hardly wait to experience the augmented reality Pong, now that Sony made the official announcement of the release.