When the PS Vita launches in North America (and around the world, for that matter), it will come with six different “AR Play Cards…” much like the Nintendo 3DS, if you’ve been paying attention. These cards will work with, initially, three free games at launch.

Demoed for the PlayStation Blog during CES 2012 was one of those games: Table Soccer.

Jeff Rubenstein, Senior Social Media Manager for Sony, explained that Table Soccer is, essentially, a turn-based soccer game that’s virtually projected onto any capable playing surface adorned with the six AR Play Cards.

The only point of note we have here is that this game looks outstanding when played over a nice, clean glass table. We don’t have any of those at home; neither clean nor glass. It probably wouldn’t look to awesome if played over my old college “coffee table;” that thing consisted of a piece of beer-soaked plywood nailed onto two separate milk crates. No, internet, I’m not kidding at all.

Over a pool table, though? Sign me up. Even better… We hope someone out there plans on making enormous versions of these AR Play Cards and setting up a pitch in an open field viewed from a tall building. Yes, we would like that a lot.

What do you think of this augmented reality style of gaming?

[via PlayStation Blog]

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