There are both low-tech and high-tech air hockey tables already in existence, Sony took it upon itself to create a next-generation gaming table powered by augmented reality.
The air hockey table crafted for Sony's Wow Studio at this year's SXSW let four players at a time gather around a physical table for a reimagined gaming experience. The unique game began with a familiar premise, having players start by knocking around a physical puck into goals. From there, the experience was amplified with virtual pucks that could be seen through an augmented reality headset.
The high-tech augmented reality air hockey table showcased at SXSW served as a demonstration of Sony's vision sensor device, which boasts the ability to track high-speed objects up to 1,000 frames per second.