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CES 2012: PS Vita’s Augmented Reality Transforms Your Table Into an Arena

Jeff Rubenstein's Avatar Posted by Jeff Rubenstein on Jan 11, 2012 // Sr. Social Media Manager

A couple of months ago, a video surfaced that showed off some cool-looking augmented reality apps running on PS Vita. Since then, it’s been confirmed that Vita will come with six AR Play Cards and a voucher to download a handful of free augmented reality mini games via the PSN. Today at CES, we were able to see one of these games in action: Table Football (it will be called Table Soccer in the US, because we already have football).

Backstage, Sony Santa Monica Sr. Manager Dave Thach dealt the AR Play Cards on a table, and a soccer pitch sprung to life through the window of the PS Vita’s luscious OLED display. The actual game is kind of like a turn-based soccer match – it reminded me of a 2012 version of paper football. But enough talk, let’s see it in action:

Bonus points if you spotted the Men in Black 3 alien who walked through the frame. Vegas is weird.

Table Soccer is just one of the augmented-reality games you’ll be able to play for free if you pick up a new PS Vita on February 22nd. We’ll highlight more closer to launch right here on the PlayStation.Blog.

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+ Apollo4x on January 11th, 2012 at 6:06 pm said:

Personally I love this feature of the Vita. In fact it is one of the reasons I am looking so forward to the Vita as I can see the promise of this feature. To see one of the ways that they are going to pull this off with the Vita I am filled with even more excitement for this system. Though one thing I have to ask of those that are complaining about the PS1 compatibility with the Vita, why are you so upset about it. While yes I agree that it sucks that it won’t be able to play them at the launch of the system, they can still add it in later on with an update to the firmware. Plus I don’t understand why you would not want to get the system over this one little thing. I mean come on you can still play them on the PSP and the PS3 as well, so you don’t absolutely need the feature to play those games. If any one can explain this to me please do so as I just don’t get it.


+ themajestic-2 on January 11th, 2012 at 7:58 pm said:

just preordered my vita today!!!!!


+ jerk_man on January 11th, 2012 at 8:41 pm said:

how heavy are the cards?

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