Simply point and shoot

The NGP will feature two cameras, one front-facing and one in the back, and it appears that the Uncharted and Resistance titles coming to the NGP will make use of at least one of the system’s cameras in one way or another.

According to sources “close to Sony”, Resistance NGP will allow players to use the camera to pick up weapons in the game. By looking at the weapon they wish to pick up in-game, players can simply wave their hand in front of the back camera to grab it.

In Uncharted, players will apparently be able to point the camera at a light in real life if a source of illumination is needed in game.

What do you think — does this sound like a gimmick, or are you looking forward to using the cameras to interact with your games in new ways?

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