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    Sony built its Consumer Electronics Show 2011 press conference around a massive push into the 3D space, going so far as to ask attendees to wear the medium's polarized glasses throughout its presentation. In addition to games, movies, and TVs that boast 3D compatibility, the studio trotted out a headset that resembled Cyclops' headgear and called up nascent virtual reality technology.

    Sony's 3D push may extend to virtual reality.

    That 3D head-mounted display may be used for more than just viewing passive entertainment. Speaking with Develop, Sony Europe group studio manager Mick Hocking said that the company is currently researching ways to integrate the 3D headset into virtual-reality-type games.

    "We've also got a new head-mounted display that we showed at CES that can produce really great quality 3D and a very immersive experience for games," Hocking said. "The head-mounted display has twin-OLED screens; very high quality. 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... We're working with a couple of games at Sony that are experimenting with virtual-reality-type experiences."

    Hocking offered no further indication on the games that may use the technology. However, it is worth noting that a number of high-profile Sony Computer Entertainment studios fall under his command. These include MotorStorm creator Evolution Studios (which Hocking cofounded), WipeOut developer Studio Liverpool, and Sony London Studio, which handles SingStar and EyePet.

    As for the 3D head-mounted display, it boasts twin 720p OLED displays, one for each eye. It also features 5.1 surround sound. Sony has not yet indicated when the device will be available or how much it will cost.




    Looks pretty stupid if you ask me. Much like the 3DS, Wii, and Kinect/Move.

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    I'm sure this will be the future of games 10-20 years down the road, I don't really care who starts it, but I'll give them props for it.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Hoserman117 View Post
      I'm sure this will be the future of games 10-20 years down the road, I don't really care who starts it, but I'll give them props for it.
      Much more plausible than Motion controls, that's for sure. I honestly never bought that motion controls were the future of video games, and advancements like these are why.

      However, I don't need VR headgears, glasses, or those types of things to play my games, at least right now. I don't see this becoming a standard in 10 years, 20 years is likely. I still think we'll be using controllers and KB/M's for a long time.
      Last edited by Amari24; 07-18-2011, 06:27 PM.

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      • #4
        everybody's gonna look like geordi, i love it haha

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        • #5
          Originally posted by jcdavey View Post
          everybody's gonna look like geordi, i love it haha

          Nerd alert!!!

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Amari24 View Post
            Much more plausible than Motion controls, that's for sure. I honestly never bought that motion controls were the future of video games, and advancements like these are why.

            However, I don't need VR headgears, glasses, or those types of things to play my games, at least right now. I don't see this becoming a standard in 10 years, 20 years is likely. I still think we'll be using controllers and KB/M's for a long time.
            Yeah I doubt in 10 years, but I could see it coming out the way motion controls are coming out right now in 10 years, and then by the time 20 years rolls around it's all played like this.

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            • #7
              As long as all the "gimmicks" are optional. I just want an actual controller and a game.
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              • #8
                Seriously 3D SUCKS

                I really wish people would go away from that until they can get it right...hurts my head.

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                • #9
                  Also i'll probably still be playin Pokemon Stadium and Mario Kart in 20 yrs instead of this lol

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