PlayStation 3 to have games based on user-drawn characters
Nintendo DS game Drawn to Life allows players to come up with their own drawn characters and have these drawings be the hero of the game. If you are a lucky PS3 owner and thinks it’s a good idea, then you are in luck.
Sony Games Division Senior Researcher”>Richard Marks, Senior Researcher at Sony Games Division, recently revealed that they actually have been working on the same concept for some time now. More details after the jump!
The Wall Street Journal recently ran an article about the territory the video game industry is trying to explore in terms of new controllers.
Kudos were given to games such as Guitar Hero and Nintendo for the Wii and the DS. However, things got more interesting when the article shifted to Sony Games Division Senior Researcher Richard Marks.
It was mentioned that he and his team have plans of allowing players to sketch drawings with standard pen and paper, scan them with a camera, and then “play” their drawings on screen.
“Our game industry is really good at making authored experiences, but there’s a new area that hasn’t been explored, where people want to make their own content,” Marks added. The researcher is responsible for creating the technology behind EyeToy.
He said as well that plans for live-motion capture in peoples’ living rooms using a camera is also underway.
Via WSJ Online