Nex, a company known for its motion-based gaming and AR entertainment, opened preorders for its innovative new device that transforms living rooms into interactive virtual playgrounds—the Nex Playground.
Alongside the announcement of the Nex Playground, which is available for pre-order right now with Early Bird pricing available for those who want to jump in early, comes Nex’s expansion of its offerings by making its motion entertainment catalogue available for a variety of camera-equipped TVs providing families with even more platforms to enjoy the active and immersive experiences that feel straight out of Xbox’s now-defunct Kinect division. While things didn’t work out for that device, the Nex Playground looks to take things in a new direction during a new era.
The additional announcement highlights from Nex for the Nex Playground pre-order announcement:
- Exclusive early bird pricing – Preorders starting today at $179 includes a comprehensive package of the hardware and three marquee game titles. After launch, an extensive library of an additional 20 games will be available through a convenient subscription model, called Play Pass. Play Pass will be offered in both a quarterly plan for $49 and an annual plan for $89.
- Collaborations with Sky and now Sony & Apple – Nex is going beyond its dedicated device to ensure motion entertainment reaches a wide audience. The company was a featured launch partner for Sky Live, the exclusive interactive camera for Sky Glass in the UK, enabling the seamless integration of Nex motion games. It is now actively developing motion games for Sony BRAVIA CAM-enabled TVs, and Apple recently announced Continuity Camera support for Apple TV, enabling the use of the iPhone camera as the primary camera for the Apple TV when tvOS 17 ships later this fall. With this breakthrough, Nex can now develop motion games for Apple TV, leveraging the Continuity Camera technology.
With the announcement of the Nex Playground, the catalogue of games coming to the platforms, as well as the partnership with Sky, Sony, and Apple to transform nearly any compatible setup into a platform to play the motion-based games from Nex, and you have the potential for a lot of fun with the family without having to break the bank, especially through yet another subscription service for all of us to add to the list!