EyeToy: Chat

Most innovative use for the device yet

Posted by Staff
May 5th 2004 - Sony Computer Entertainment Europe (SCEE) are pleased to unveil the latest title in the 'EyeToy' family. 'EyeToy: Chat' is developed by London Studios and shows yet again the continued versatility of the PlayStation2 as a complete home entertainment system.

On show at E3 in May and in store from summer 2004, 'EyeToy: Chat' offers a brand new way to use your PlayStation 2. By utilizing the Network Adaptor (for PlayStation 2), 'EyeToy' (USB camera) and a PlayStation 2, consumers will be able to open up a whole new world of communication in their living room. This innovative application - the first of it's kind on any games console - allows you to turn your PlayStation 2 into a videophone giving you the opportunity to communicate with other 'EyeToy: Chat' users anywhere in the world completely free*.

'EyeToy: Chat' offers four very different ways to communicate including text, voice, video mail and one to one video chat. The 'text chat' rooms allow 256 people to talk together, while 16 people can converse at one time in the 'voice chat' rooms. Of course the real fun of using 'EyeToy: Chat' are the video chat functions where you can see the person you are talking to 'in real time'. For the cost of your broadband connection you can have free unlimited video chat with anyone in the world… What you chat about is up to you!

The more competitive chatterboxes also have the option to play one of three games together while using the one on one video chat, including: Chess, Draughts and 'Naval War'. 'EyeToy: Chat' also gives you the chance of sending 30-second video mail messages to people on your buddies list... Which can be much more fun than leaving a message on an answer phone!

SCEE has worked very closely with several children's charities to ensure that 'EyeToy: Chat' is safe as possible to use for even the youngest members of the family. New 'EyeToy: Chat' users will be required to register their details online at PlayStation Net; they will then need to verify their details by inputting the PIN number sent to their address. With strict safety measures in place, chat room moderators and clear processes for grievances, 'EyeToy: Chat' is one of the safest communication packages available on any system on the market.

Safe to use, unlimited free chat time, great for keeping in touch with family wherever they are, chatting to friends or just meeting new people. So what are you waiting for? Get EyeToy: Chat and get chatting!

* Requires a broadband connection. There are no additional charges beyond the cost of your subscription with your ISP.