The lights are on
Last week at Gamescom 2013 in Cologne, Germany, Sony announced that The Playroom will come pre-installed on all PlayStation 4s. The game shows off the system's augmented reality capabilities with a collection of games that can be played with multiple people. Today at PAX Prime 2013 event in Seattle, Washington, Sony revealed Double Fine will be creating new content for the game.
Details are scant at the moment, but Sony says the partnership with Double Fine will bring DLC to The Playroom. We'll have to wait and see whether or not this new content will be available when the PS4 launches on November 15.
Our TakeScooping up Double Fine to create new content for The Playroom shifted the pack-in title from obscure novelty to something with a little more weight behind it. Double Fine showed it knows how to create basic AR experiences with Happy Action Theater, but we're interested to see if the developer can create more engaging games with The Playroom.
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I never know how to react to Double Fine news. I love a lot of their games, but some can sometimes leave more to be desired. I see them as a solid 'B' grade studio, but I can confidently say that they are incredibly unpredictable - and that is a good thing. I'm not big on AR, but I hope this partnership with Sony leads to more cool Sony-sponsored exclusives in the future.
Double Fine...awesome off-beat studio.
This is wonderful news.
The Cave, Brutal Legend, Costume Quest, and Stacking were all pretty unique. Let's not forget about their masterpiece, Psyconauts.
I think that's a very interesting undertaking. I'm curious to see how it turns out.
This could turn out very interesting and very good. Then again, if it's anything like their kickstarter, we won't see this software until year 3 after the consoles debut because of delays.
I've quickly fallen in love with Psychonauts recently, so I'm totally on board with anything that the creator of such a hilariously goofy game can bring to next-gen.
Playroom sounds a lot like Kinect Party on the 360. Not that I am making fun of copying, hopefully this creates some good ol' fashion competition and both start creating some really cool augmented reality stuff for both systems next gen