Shuhei Yoshida Confirms The Option to Livestream Your Face Together With the Game With PS4’s Camera

on October 5, 2013 7:41 AM

We recently learned that the Xbox One allows you to display your face in a picture-in-picture fashion while recording gameplay, but we still didn’t know if the PS4 will be able to do the same while livestreaming.

Today Shuhei Yoshida confirmed that it’ll be possible by answering the question of a Japanese user over twitter.

You can use the camera while streaming game videos. You can select the option when you start broadcasting.

Yoshida-san elaborated further while responding to another customers, that like the first wasn’t exactly happy about the support of the EyeToy with the PS3.

You can add your own face to the game in real time. You can also start a game with voice, but there’s no need to rush, I think.

The second tweet is actually slightly cryptic, as it could also mean that you can display your face in the game (like added to the facial texture of a character for instance, or as an avatar). I asked Yoshida-san to clarify, and I will update if he responds.

In any case, looks like the PlayStation Camera will fully satisfy our need for exhibitionism. I do wonder how strictly Sony will manage to moderate what will be shown in those livestreams.

 /  Executive News Editor
Hailing from sunny (not as much as people think) Italy and long standing gamer since the age of Mattel Intellivision and Sinclair ZX Spectrum. Definitely a multi-platform gamer, he still holds the old dear PC nearest to his heart, while not disregarding any console on the market. RPGs (of any nationality) and MMORPGs are his daily bread, but he enjoys almost every other genre, prominently racing simulators, action and sandbox games. He is also one of the few surviving fans of the flight simulator genre on Earth.