Despite saying themselves that PS4 testbed Playroom will be included on every PS4 at launch, Sony have now said they’re only considering it as a built-in game.
Speaking to Polygon, Tsubasa Inaba, senior producer at SCEA said that the company hopes to have “a more definitive answer ” on whether or not it’ll come on the PS4’s hard drive as standard “in the next month or two.”
Playroom, aimed at kids and also to show off the advanced features of the PlayStation 4’s new DualShock 4 controller, it also requires the new Eye camera to get the most out of it, the latter no longer being packaged with the console.
Sony have said that Playroom wasn’t really intended to be released to gamers, but the platform holder re-considered after the positive response at E3. We played the bundle of games again this weekend (more on that soon) and it’s a slick package to say the least.
Sony is relating Playroom to the Vita’s Welcome Park. “Our R&D teams for hardware and our software teams worked to put that application together,” said Inaba.
“It was a very similar situation for this one.”
He also added that Playroom could be expanded with new experiences, but couldn’t confirm whether that’ll be before the PS4 launches, or as DLC.
A slightly confusing, mixed message, then.