It’s not always easy for a company to predict how consumers will decide to use a particular product, and The Playroom on the PlayStation 4 will definitely have raised a few eyebrows when it started to get used – and, in some instances, abused – by next-gen early adopters. However, recognising the swell of demand for live shows and podcasts, Sony has revealed a new update for the free application which will allow you to build custom sets – and it’s totally due out later today for the grand sum of nothing.

Detailed on the PlayStation Blog, the AR Studio allows you to design custom props using a smartphone or tablet, which you can then import into your living room or bedroom. Moreover, you can also incorporate screen filters, import music tracks from a USB stick, play PS4 share clips to all of your viewers, and even overlay your head with a Helghast helmet. Last but not least, there’s even a polls option, allowing you to create custom quizzes which those watching will be able to actually interact with.

The add-on will arrive on the North American PlayStation Store later today, but sadly there’s no word on a European release just yet. Will you be checking out this expanded feature set and shooting some broadcasts of your own? Stream your response in the comments section below.

[via blog.us.playstation.com]