Kenichiro Yoshida, Chairman, President, and CEO of Sony Group Corporation, spoke during Sony’s press conference on Wednesday, January 4th, ahead of the exhibition’s public debut at CES 2023.
According to him, Sony’s creation and interaction technology at CES 2023 will integrate the virtual world with the real world, enhancing life experiences.
These are some of the innovative products Sony will present at CES this year.
Etihad Stadium Metaverse Concept
Sony is collaborating with English Premier League football club Manchester City, to create a virtual place that replicates the real Etihad Stadium in Manchester, where fans and sports lovers can join, connect, and interact.
Fans can express themselves virtually by designing and personalizing their own avatars and, in the future, connect with millions of fans worldwide, in addition to accessing a wide range of services to boost engagement.
Portable Volumetric Capture
Portable Volumetric Capture is a prototype system for capturing and sharing animated 3D reconstructions of people, objects, and spaces anywhere with low latency.
With only seven sensors needed, the system can be swiftly deployed everywhere, addressing the demand for live 3D video distribution.
Spatial Reality Display
Sony is unveiling a 27” prototype of the Spatial Reality Display (SR Display), which employs 3D spatial imagery to simulate real-world environments. The larger screen format would allow for more accurate replication of medical scans and commercial designs, as well as a better display of life-size objects.
At the booth, the SR Display will be used to show 3D computer graphics content with applications in various fields, such as point cloud data used in VR and AR, as well as architecture and computer-aided design (CAD), in a virtual space.
Sony will also showcase its “mocopi” mobile motion capture device, which consists of six tiny sensor bands that allow users to record motion for their metaverse avatars.
When linked, an avatar appears on the viewing monitor, which is real-time synced with the movement of a performing model wearing the “mocopi” bands.
This technology would allow creators to improve and streamline their development workflow process, as well as potentially increase interaction within the metaverse and virtual worlds in the future.
PlayStation®VR2 and PlayStation®5
Sony will also showcase PlayStation®VR2 (PS VR2), the next-generation virtual reality headset for PlayStation®5 (PS5), which aims to provide gamers with an immersive gaming experience.
The PS VR2’s key features include eye tracking, 3D Audio, adaptive triggers, and haptic feedback through the PS VR2 SenseTM Controller.
Select PS VR2 and PS5 games will be on display and playable at the booth.