Here's some PlayStation-adjacent news for you from Sony Japan. The company's latest innovation is Mocopi, a set of motion capture devices you attach to your body and use with a mobile device to animate your personal avatar.
You can get a feel for what it's all about in the above video. The set includes six small sensors you secure to your head, wrists, hip, and ankles, and your movements are then translated to an avatar in real-time. You can record your animations and share them with your friends. It looks like it works pretty well, and it's a portable solution too, letting you take it out and about.
As well as using Mocopi for the metaverse and augmented reality, a plugin developed by Sony allows the animations you create to be exported to other software, such as Unity and MotionBuilder. The official website also lists VRChat and Virtual Motion Capture.
This obviously won't appeal to everyone, but it certainly makes this type of thing very accessible. It's due to go on sale in Japan in January 2023, but there's no word of a western release just yet. Would you be interested in Mocopi? Tell us what you think in the comments section below.