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30 Minutes With Sony’s Virtual Reality Headset, Prototype-SR (PSLS)

Sony’s HMZ headset is the one getting all the attention right now, but TGS had a smaller, more private showing of a more experimental model, the Prototype-SR. My half-hour demonstration was unlike anything I’ve ever experienced. (Sony, Tech, Tokyo Game Show)

DaThreats  +   1035d ago
It's the future
TheFinalEpisode  +   1035d ago
From reading the article it seems as if actually has some potential to be a new standard in gaming.
knifefight  +   1035d ago
The HMZ headset is the one being used with games right now. This one is a little bit different. Still I suppose it could be used for games. It might be interesting with the augmented reality that it uses, but the preoblem would be how much time it would take.

The movies here were pre-reorded in the room, and that's part of how it works. You'd have to make 360-degree recordings of everyone's living room for THIS particular headset to work in the way that it did. To actually use augmented reality and combine it with the 3D effects and such, would require some modifications.

But yes, all the potential is there, even if said potential takes several years to realize.
darthv72  +   1034d ago
it seems about
the right time for this to make a comeback.

Especially with technology so much better now than the days of lawn mower man.

The biggest concern for many would be comfort. Then again, that has been an issue for 3d glasses as well.

No doubt the quality is very high and I am intrigued in how much more refined the tech can get.
jujubee88  +   1035d ago
Keep laughing
There is a reason smart people like John Carmack and the industries leading game makers are developing and preparing future content on visor tech.

Will Sony be the leading force? Hard to tell. The HMZ is the most popular commercial hmd tech but Oculus will give that little visor some competition.

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AnotherProGamer  +   1035d ago
VR for PS4. that would be the true next step in gaming not all this motion gaming crap.
ftwrthtx  +   1035d ago
A combination of the two, somehow completely melded together and working in unison, would be insane.
unkn0wn  +   1035d ago
.hack
NoOoB101  +   1035d ago
I could only wish unkn0wn
MySwordIsHeavenly  +   1035d ago
Just...make it cheaper. ;)
boybato  +   1035d ago
Saw a tech demo of this playing Datura... or is it the old Virtual reality headset.. cool concept though.
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knifefight  +   1035d ago
boybato:
Actually that was a different headset. This one isn't used for games. The one playing Datura a few months ago -- and a bunch of games at TGS -- was the HMZ headset. This one is the Prototype-SR.
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plmkoh  +   1035d ago
I'm hooked playing on my HMZ head display, it's the strangest sensation (positively speaking) ever, you lie in bed with a controller in your hand and throw a blanket over you like you normally sleep. Complete external sensory deprivation, it's really cool.
LKHGFDSA  +   1035d ago
Pretty weird stuff. but I'm glad Sony are researching this kind of thing.
DiRtY  +   1035d ago
I remember people telling me that this was such a cool product. The reality is that this will flop, because it literally kills the social aspect of gaming or entertainment in general.
Fez  +   1035d ago
Definitely for splitscreen which I hope makes a resurgence next gen but for singleplayer and online social gaming this would be pretty cool.
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DiRtY  +   1035d ago
I mean something like watching a movie´or Sports with friends. This device is not made for these things and that is the main reason it won't be a success. That is my prediction at least.
Fez  +   1034d ago
Oh yeh, it's definitely a solitary device but for singleplayer gaming it would be incredible...only problem there is the price. I would love to see something like this on a console at an affordable price...very unlikely unfortunately.
telekineticmantis  +   1035d ago
Not sure how you market this
but I can imagine some interesting applications.
hardcorehippiez  +   1034d ago
porn on the sly lol. yes this will sell but they have to shrink in size and be somewhat portable and be able to plug into mobile devices and phones .

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