Ah, So That’s How The PlayStation TV Lets Two Players See Different Images

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I gave the PlayStation TV a look when I met with Sony yesterday. The 24" TV is smaller than the gigantic TVs Sony usually pushes to the marketplace, but it has a neat feature – two players can see a different image when looking at the same screen.

 

A circular button on top of the glasses lets users switch between player one and player two. Switching is almost instantaneous with Wipeout, the demo game demoed in Sony’s lounge.

 

When I took off my glasses I found out how this feature works. The PlayStation TV displays images for player one and player two, one on top of another, on the same screen. This means without wearing the glasses the TV is a jumbled mess to anyone giving it a glance. With the glasses on, the TV works and is perhaps something for fans of split-screen cooperative games to see for themselves.


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