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The Return Of Virtual Reality?

Posted by Anthony Dickens

Is Virtual Reality to return to the center stage? Nintendo express interest at CES 2006.

The bright lights of Las Vegas are currently hosting the annual Consumer Electronics Show (CES) - a chance for high-tech companies to show off their latest products. Rumours start to circle of Nintendo expressing an interest in a product by american company eMagin.

The VR headset, known as the Z800 3D Visor, has a tracking system using gyroscopes that lets players look around a game by moving the head from side to side. Could this mean Nintendo are again interested in bringing Virtual Reality back into your living room?

Shigeru Miyamoto, legendary games design, has previously hinted to such ideals back in November 2005.

"I've always thought that games would eventually break free of the confines of a TV screen to fill an entire room. But I would rather not say anything more about that."

With the "free move" Revolution controller already confirmed, a "free look" headset would be an obvious match. However, we doubt to see them being affordable in the mainstream market for a year or two. The Z800 Visor will currently set you back a mere $799, we expect you could buy a Xbox 360, PS3 and a Revolution for that price.

[via emagin.com]

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User Comments (1)

Nanaki

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Nanaki said:

I dont like the 3D headset ideas, a nice lush TV is all you need really.
It seems that Mario is jumping for joy about the idea (shame he is jumping into the sea)

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