This futuristic-looking headset will allow users to view both 2D and autostereoscopic 3D High-Definition images, which Sony claims will be equivalent to watching a 750-inch screen from a distance of around twenty feet, which is an amazingly large display for such a small device.
Furthermore, the headset will be equipped with 5.1 surround sound speakers, and the company has also suggested that the headset might well be intergrated with Augmented Reality software in the future, which will allow gamers to mix their gaming with the real world, making the headset a truly realistic and immersive experience.
There are also reports circulating around the gaming community which claim the headset has also been intergrated with motion-control technology, although we do not really know what form this will take at the present time.
Sony are of course using the Japanese gaming market as its consumer test base for the headset, which is currently said to cost around £500 RRP, (around $800). Sony will begin to trial the device on the 11th November 2011. There is no release date set for the European market however.
It sounds like something out of a Star Trek episode, but Sony's 3D headset has the potential to completely revolutionise the entertainment and gaming industries if it proves successful at launch. It also brings into question how other 3D gaming products such as Nintendo's 3DS console can hope to survive against large scale competition such as this?
3D gaming has been labelled as 'unpopular' amongst some developers of late, will the HMZ-T1 headset be the device which can put it back on track?
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