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Sony showcases games on the PlayStation 4

Sony has been showing off the first of the games that can be played on PlayStation 4. A handpicked group of retailers, gamers and journalists interacted with floating robots on the PlayRoom, an augmented-reality game.

Players use smartphones and tablets to draw objects which they can then flick towards the robots to play with.

It is like nothing we've ever had before on any PlayStation or indeed any other console.

It shows we're not just about the core gamers who like driving games and high- energy games - we've got a broad church and there's something for everyone including family audiences.

– Fergal Gara, PlayStation managing director for UK & Ireland

Sony says the new console will offer a "blank canvas" for games developers including big companies and independent video game developers.

Some of the most creative ideas in our industry can very easily come from them. We've created a platform they can easily develop for and easily publish for.

– Fergal Gara, PlayStation managing director for UK & Ireland
PlayStation summer showcase in Mayfair Credit: PA Wire

Sony gave a preview of the PlayStation 4 earlier this year. It will launch before Christmas. It is the first major game machine the Japanese firm has built since the PlayStation 3 went on sale in 2006.