At the Games Convention Sony has revealed an odd new game -of sorts -that it has billed as the 'ultimate pet for modern living'.
The EyePet is a virtual pet that lives on screen, but reacts to your commands via the Playstation Eye camera.
Working in ‘Augmented Reality’, EyePet is fully aware of people in the room and will interact with you and your environment. Place an object in front of the camera that EyePet hasn’t seen before and it’ll know exactly what to do with it, give it something new and it’ll examine it thoroughly. Tickle it by waving your fingers in front of the camera: it laughs, poke it: it jumps, roll it a ball: EyePet chases around the screen after it. It also has a range of quirky facial expressions. Freaky!
You'll also be able to customise EyePet and dress it up! What animal is it though; a monkey, cat, dog? We have no idea, but it's kinda cute. No doubt the kiddies will love it.
That's all we know about it for now, but we're childishly looking forward to see what else this crazy EyePet does. We understand EyePet will be available in late 2009.