Sony announced a new virtual pet at the Leipzig game conference yesterday, the EyePet. The EyePet is a virtual pet that works along with the camera attachment on the Playstation 3.
The idea behind the EyePet is similar to other virtual pet software. You’ll have a pet, and that pet will exist only on your Playstation. Playstation takes the virtual pet to anew level however by adding functionality with the camera attachment.
According to Sony you’ll be able interact with your pet by moving your hands in front of your Playstation’s camera, and you’ll be able to do things like roll a real ball on your table and have your virtual pet chase after it. Look for the EyePet to become available in late 2009.