3D gaming is in its infancy; we certainly haven't seen everything there is to see.
And Sony is claiming that their HMZ-T1 Personal 3D Viewer is going to revolutionize the industry. It launches in Japan this November and features two 720p OLED screens, capable of both 2D and 3D images. And yeah, those images will be directly in front of your eyes.
For the sake of piquing your curiosity, Sony has provided you with the following promotional pitch :
"Picture the scene. You're sharing your television with friends, and while they watch the latest blockbuster movie, you decide you'd rather get a high speed kick from Gran Turismo 5. Normally, short of grabbing the TV remote and upsetting your mates, there'd be little to do except sit and quietly imagine the thrill of the Nurburgring at 200 miles per hour, while waiting for the movie's credits to roll…
The Personal 3D Viewer is about to change all that, however, as you'll soon be able to immerse yourself completely in a private world of entertainment. Slipping the straps of the device around your head, you'll feel as though you're sat in your own personal cinema – complete with a dazzling 3D display and dynamic, 5.1 virtual surround sound."
Yes, you'll be able to immerse yourself in your own little world; the virtual landscape before you will create an experience like none other. Boasting a "high contrast TruBlack display" that is designed to enhance color and realism, this is about as close as we're gonna get to virtual reality. Plus, with "three-dimensional Virtual Phone Technology," we'll be able to hear footsteps approaching from all around us.
It's an easy device to use, too. Just use an HDMI cable to connect the Personal 3D Viewer to your PS3 and you're good to go. Built-in controls on the visor give you everything else you need. So, how do you see this going? A little creepy? Or just plain awesome?
"Get right into the heart of cutting-edge entertainment with a High Definition, 3D picture and 5.1 virtual surround sound and take centre stage in your favourite games and movies."