SE teams up with Kasabian to control live football match using the Xperia PLAY

by XB on 22nd November 2011

in Videos, Xperia PLAY


Talk about whacky. Sony Ericsson has teamed up with Kasabian and Umbro to create what the company calls ” the first ever, real life video game football match”. Two customised Xperia PLAY handsets were used to control a game of 5-a-side football. The Xperia PLAY was used to send voice commands (strike, tackle, cross, dribble, slide, pass) to real players who were wearing special wireless headsets.

Kasabian’s front-man Tom Meighan took on England star Darren Bent in the match and there’s a full video of their antics below. It all seems a lot of fun, although we can’t see this taking off anytime soon! The promotion was to celebrate Kasabian ‘s new album Velociraptor! There’s only one football game on the Xperia PLAY at the moment (PES 2012 Pro Evolution Soccer), however FIFA 12 (a timed exclusive) and Real Football 12 will be landing in December.

  • Tibor Molnar

    i assume that publishing shitty PR articles like this was part of the deal with Sony to keep XperiaBlog alive. would it be possible create a different subcategory for them, so that they won’t bother users who want real news on SE phones?

  • Anonymous

    Calm down. If they have to do this to keep the site then that is fine by me. 

    By the way this was also posted on Engadget and other tech sites.

  • Live Football Streaming

     The first ever, real life video game Live Football Streaming…It all seems a lot of fun,,There’s only one football game on the Xperia PLAY at the moment….

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