Ultimate Gaming Experience - $23,219.29 / £15,000.00

The ultimate in video gaming has arrived - but at more than £15,000 it comes in a bit dearer than a PS3 or Xbox.

The VirtuSphere is like an oversized hamster's exercise ball that immerses the user in a 3D virtual reality world.

Players don a motion-tracking headset to project the visuals and then they are ready to begin virtual exploration.

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decapitator3971d ago (Edited 3971d ago )

Gotta be honest. This look impressive as hell. But I dont think this is a technology we need this gen yet, maybe with next gen systems this will come in handy.

UnblessedSoul3971d ago

Huh how can you jump and stuff if you ain't actually doing it in real life?

Nostradamus3970d ago

Here is a comment from the article you didnt read.

"They can run, jump, roll, or crawl over virtually unlimited distances without encountering real world obstacles."

When you walk in the sphere, your character walks.
When you jump in the sphere, your character jumps.
When your character is walking uphill, the sphere is harder to rotate.

RealityCheck3971d ago (Edited 3971d ago )

Nice research concept. Probability of becoming part of a commercial gaming system: almost nil.

Why? You have to run\walk around in a ball while your eyes are shown VR images, so people will fall, hurt themselves and then sue. Don't get me wrong, I think it is a neat idea, just nothing more.

In my opinion they would need to be able to secure the user's waist to provide fixed support (with maybe some rotational leeway) and have the area under the feet move "like if it was inside a ball". One example would be a fixed partial sphere, user's waist secured in the middle with a post, and slippery shoes (or slippery shoe covers like those exercise sliders).

fenderputty3971d ago (Edited 3971d ago )

that people were finding a way to sue Nintendo for tossing their controller through their TV's, I don't doubt this would be a legal nightmare.

Cool as hell though. Definately not this gen and probably not the next but, someday this is how we will play video games. I hope they make that thing capable of fitting large people in it though. I'm 6 foot 8 inches tall. Nothing is made take my size into consideration.

RealityCheck3971d ago

@ 3.1, the difference though is that if you follow the guidelines and use the Wii strap, those accidents are 100% avoidable.

Walking\running blind in a sphere while being shown moving 3D like images I can guarantee will cause people to loose balance and fall.

decapitator3971d ago

But is alien technology though. It looks too weird.

xionpunk3971d ago

Cool ... I'll wait for the matrix though :)

mirroredderorrim3971d ago

They had the same idea I had years ago. I just thought this up with no real plans to take it anywhere. But to see someone else think it and actually make it physical, that's impressive. PS3 was 600 bucks when it launched, this thing is 15,000 bucks? Well.. when FFXXV is virtual, I'll pick this up on launch.

socomnick3970d ago

I can see this being used as training aids in police departments, and federal agencies.

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