During the aptly named Game Tools and Middleware event held yesterday in Tokyo, Sony showed off an intriguing, terror-inspiring feature of the PlayStation Vita: "Face Control." That capability isn't inherently horrifying, but the tech demo Sony used to illustrate its uses certainly was. While video chatting with a remote friend using the handheld, players used their facial movements to control the eerie, lifeless faces of 3D avatars.

You can check out a video of the tech demo posted above. Just be forewarned: If we're ever chatting with any of you on our PS Vita, your human face is suddenly replaced by that of a virtual tiger, we're going to hang up immediately and then burn your very memory from our consciousness, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind-style.

This article was originally published on Joystiq.

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