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Sony PS4 free game to tout $60 camera appeal

We have some good news for those of you who have already pre-ordered a Sony PS4 console, ready for launch at the end of the year. Sony has already confirmed a pleasing $399 entry price for their next-gen system, but what they haven’t revealed yet is whether any free games will be bundled with the system straight out of the box – until now that is.

We have seen with Nintendo’s Wii systems that the company would offer at least one game inside the package so that consumers can still have something to play even if they don’t pick up any software at the first opportunity. We now have confirmation that Sony will be bundling their PlayRoom software with every PS4 console, the game that brings augmented reality straight to your living room.

While this game will come with the PS4 at no extra cost, there is a slight catch involved as you may already be aware that PlayRoom requires the use of the Sony PS4 camera. Unlike the $499 Xbox One which comes with Kinect, the Sony PS4 camera is a separate purchase costing $60 and is available to pre-order now from sites like Amazon.

So it means that you’ll need to spend $60 in order to make use of PlayRoom, so it is both good and bad in that respect. If you haven’t seen what PlayRoom offers yet, the included video below will give you a good idea. It basically looks like one of those family orientated games that is perfect when you have a group of friends over for a gathering.

After Sony unveiled the tech demo of PlayRoom at E3, many may have expected this to come as a separate software title given the slick augmented reality features on offer. However, we’re pleased to see that it is a bundled software and it now gives a much greater incentive for consumers to decide on whether they want that $60 camera on top as well.

What are your initial thoughts on PlayRoom? Do you see it as a gimmick which you are not interested in completely, or will you actually consider the $60 camera now?

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Written by Alan Ng

Alan has been working for Product-Reviews since 2009 and became the Editor-in-chief in 2014. He has a passion for technology, the latest mobile phones and gadgets, and the gaming industry. Alan is a graduate of Canterbury Christ Church University and completed a B.A in Commercial Music in 2008. While expressing a keen interest in all areas that PR cover, you'll usually find Alan in the gaming section, where he'll be keeping enthusiasts up to date on all the latest news and reviews for consoles and PC.

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