Wonderbooks may add a new dimension to literature
The 2012 Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) has arrived, bringing with it a vast assortment of new gadgets and technological advances in the world of gaming. Augmented reality has become a popular subject at this year’s event, with many game developers, publishers, and mobile technology companies making use of the technology. Sony, in particular, has been very vocal of its use of augmented reality during this year’s event. The acclaimed game and console developer has unveiled its new Wonderbook system, which aims to bring a new dimension to the world of books.
Augmented reality system can bring books to life
Wonderbook is designed to work with Sony’s Playstation 3 consoles. Sony has designed a number of books that are meant to connect with the Wonderbook system using a camera connected to a PS3 console. The Wonderbook system takes these books, which represent a number of different literary works, and brings them to life on a TV screen. Using augmented reality, Wonderbooks presents users with a number of interactive graphics that are meant to add a new level of depth to literature.
Sony shows off its Book of Spells
Sony showed off the Wonderbook system at its public event during E3 this week. The company partnered with famed author J.K. Rowling to create the Book of Spells. The Book of Spells allows users to experience various different magical incantations that are common in the world of Harry Potter. Sony believes that the system can revolutionize the way people experience stories by providing them with a more interactive and engaging experience.
Sony expects augmented reality to draw more people to print
The world of print has struggled to keep pace with technology for some time. Consumers have proven themselves to be enamored with technologies of all kind, especially augmented reality. Sony is not looking to put print to rest with its new Wonderbooks system, but provide print with a way to engage consumers. The company believes that the use of augmented reality will draw in more consumers and help them find a favorable experience with print works.
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