Sony acquires Softkinetic

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Sony has acquired gesture recognition and imaging software developer Softkinetic.

Gamasutrareports the Belgium-based company was acquired by the PlayStation maker for an undisclosed fee – meaning Softkinetic's time-of-flight range image sensor technology, systems and software are now wholly-owned subsidiaries of Sony.

The firm provided no additional information about the purchase beyond confirming it and providing the following statement:

"[The Softkinetic acquisition was made with the aim of] developing the next generation of range image sensors and solutions, not only in the field of imaging, but for broader sensing-related applications as well.”