Sony Looking Into Virtual Reality 3D
Aw, remember the Virtual Boy? Man, that thing was cool. ...didn't work so well but still.
Sony Worldwide Studios senior director Mick Hocking told Develop that his company is working on a prototype device to test virtual reality. At first, the unit just displayed in "high-end 3D;" the device features twin OLED screens - one for each eye - that eliminates information crossover problems. But further developments have allowed Sony to implement head-tracking, which might lead to a full virtual reality gaming experience. Said Hocking:
"At the moment it’s just a head-mounted display; the head isn’t being tracked – but that’s something we’re doing R&D on.
I have to say, what we’ve done in the R&D projects has just been fantastic. We’re working with a couple of games at Sony that are experimenting with virtual reality type experiences."
Right now, they're experimenting with a few games, including first-person shooters. There are no other details at this time, but it gets one thinking, doesn't it? Personally, I never really got involved in the whole 3D gaming thing; it just doesn't seem as immersive as I would've expected. But virtual reality...? Might be nutty.
7/18/2011 9:46:27 AM Ben Dutka