Sony Corp. recently introduced attendees at the E3 conference to a new kind of electronic book called the Winderbook – a book-shaped peripheral that can be used with the PlayStation Move’s Eye camera to enjoy augmented reality stories.
The Wonderbook, which aims to create new experiences in games and learning, will allow users to project moving images. The images though will not look at the book itself; instead they will look at its virtual representation on their TV sets.
During its E3 press conference, the Japanese console maker demonstrated how users would be able to make use of the wand-like PS Move controller to cast spells as the story goes on.
The first title announced for the platform is J. K. Rowling’s "Book of Spells", which will offer an augmented-reality edition of a story from the "Harry Potter" world.
Praising the Wonderbook, Rowling said, "This is an extraordinary device that offers a reading experience like no other.”
The Japanese entertainment giant didn’t announce pricing for the Wonderbook, but said that it would become available this holiday season.