PlayStation Eye Street Date

PS3 owners getting camera fun

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Sony has announced the release date for its PlayStation Eye camera peripheral for the PS3. November 7th is when PAL residents will be able to get their mitts on the kit.

Sony has also slapped a price on the camera, placing it at 24.99 for UK residents.

As well as the camera, PS3 owners will also get EyeCreate bundled in the package. EyeCreate, if you're not familiar with it, is the software that will allow you to save photos, videos and audio clips to your PS3 hard drive as well as turning on a bit of editing magic.

If you were planning on buying Eye of Judgement - which comes with a PlayStation Eye camera, but no EyeCreate - fear not. Sony tells us that the EyeCreate software will be available for free on the PlayStation store as of October 25th. Gamers who just can't wait to have the Eye on top of their telly can get Eye of Judgement on October 26th for a recommended retail price of 69.99.

Of course, Sony did once upon a time tell us that the camera would be available over Summer. SPOnG's hoping for an Indian Summer as much as the next indoors loving games nerd, but we reckon November's pushing it a bit.

Sony also took the time to confirm that, as of October 25th, the following PlayStation Eye-compatible games will be available on the PlayStation Network: Operation Create Feature, The Trials of Topoq and Aqua Vita.
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SuperSaiyan4 16 Oct 2007 15:23
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This makes no sense:

If you were planning on buying Eye of Judgement - which comes bundled with the PlayStation Eye - fear not. Sony tells us that the software will be available for free on the PlayStation store as of October 25th. Gamers who just can't wait to have the Eye on top of their telly can get Eye of Judgement on October 26th for a recommended retail price of 69.99.

If the software is available for FREE 1 day before the release of the game and camera why on earth would you go pay 70 the following day????


Daemon 16 Oct 2007 15:36
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SuperSaiyan4 wrote:
If the software is available for FREE 1 day before the release of the game and camera why on earth would you go pay 70 the following day????


That is a bit strange, isn't it? Got any answers for us, cunning SPOnG editors? A caveat or condition that accompanies the download of the game, perhaps?
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James 16 Oct 2007 15:38
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I think you are confused by the phrasing of the story. I'm sure it means the eye toy software (drivers) will be available on the store a day early. Not the game for free. Or that would be odd, yes.
tyrion 16 Oct 2007 18:50
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SuperSaiyan4 wrote:
If you were planning on buying Eye of Judgement - which comes bundled with the PlayStation Eye - fear not. Sony tells us that the software will be available for free on the PlayStation store as of October 25th. Gamers who just can't wait to have the Eye on top of their telly can get Eye of Judgement on October 26th for a recommended retail price of 69.99.

Badly worded I admit. "The Software" refers to the EyeCreate software which is bundled with the stand-alone camera, but not with EoJ.

So you can buy EoJ on the 26th Oct and download EyeCreate or wait until 7th Nov and but the PSEye which is bundled with EyeCreate.

I've edited the story to make things a little more obvious.
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