Q-Games Visualizer App to Debut Next Week

Posted by at 12:50 pm on August 9, 2013

VisualizerA new standalone app for PlayStation 3 titled Visualizer, will be released by Q-Games next week. Q-Games is known for its technological contributions to the games industry, in addition to its PixelJunk series of games. Q (initially Dylan Cuthbert and Kentaro Yoshida) crafted the ‘duck demo‘ for the original PlayStation 2 reveal, and later as a company were responsible for a lot of the visual effects, XMB bar, and visualizers built in to the PlayStation 3. Q-Games also handled a lot of the interface programming on PS Vita, so, essentially, they know their way around Sony’s hardware.

It was this history that inspired Sony Santa Monica, to ask them to create a new suite of music visualizers for PS3. Because this happened to coincide with the launch of the PS Move motion controller, the project transformed into what became the innovative music-rhythm game, PixelJunk 4am.

However, PixelJunk 4am requires a PS Move and PS Eye to play, and as a result only a certain segment of PS3 owners can enjoy the music visualizers they designed for the game. So they decided to return to the original inspiration for this project and make the visualizers of 4am available to all PS3 owners by releasing them as a standalone product. No PS Move or PS Eye is necessary; all you need to enjoy Visualizer is a PS3 and your music library.

Visualizer lets you loop the app on a single favorite graphic style, randomize them, or cycle through the full range of procedurally-generated, dynamic, high-def, real-time visualizers. This makes Visualizer a perfect visual accessory for your PS3, whether you need some eye-popping backdrops for a house party, or you just want some soothing HD screensavers to dress up your television with.

It contains a new set of over two dozen music visualizers to use with your PS3’s music library, and will arrive in North America on Tuesday, August 13 a special, limited launch price of $2.99. Once the two-week launch window is up, the app will be available for $4.99. It will be released in Europe and Asia “shortly thereafter.”

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