Gaming site VG247 uncovered a PS4 publicity still (reportedly from one of Sony’s own servers) showing a PS4 bundled with a Playstation Eye camera and The Knack. Whether this is a future bundle that will be available, some kind of mock-up hoax, or the original configuration of the PS4’s release remains up in the air.
The bundle includes the PS4 system, release title The Knack and the Playstation Eye camera. While some PS4 systems have shown up bundled with a game at retail, the Eye has only been sold separately.
Part of the general consensus that Sony stole the show at E3 was the PS4’s $399 price tag. Sony opted to sell the PS Eye separately to keep their system $100 less than Microsft’s Xbox One (which cannot be configured without a Kinect). Rumors have swirled around this decision, mostly that Sony changed its package at the last minute, removing the PS Eye from the bundle and undercutting Microsoft at retail.
I hope it’s actually a bundle Sony plans to release. The Knack is one of the most interesting first party release titles for the new console, and the PS Eye is a nifty thing to have (though I agree with Sony execs assessment that it’s best as an optional accessory). If this was a bundle at, say, $499 it would be a decent bargain and a great starter pack (perfect Holiday gift!).
We’ll know more later this year. Let us know what you think in the comments!