Head Mounted Displays for VR Gaming was the latest trend over fifteen years ago - it never went mainstream.
If you'd asked me 15 years ago, I would have said that in 2011 we would all be wearing normal looking glasses that project virtual reality world views directly onto our eyes in HD all the time. We are still years away from fully immersed virtual reality systems for the mass market. HMD based VR is still a novelty experience.
Forth Dimension Displays, a subsidiary of Kopin Corporation are now taking another push to make HMD based virtual reality systems for gaming a reality. They will introduce Replicating Reality at the E3 2011. Replicating Reality is a new concept to create the ultimate experience by making the user feel fully immersed in a different world or hyper-reality. Replicating Reality will be showcased through the use of a fully immersive 3D Head Mounted Display (HMD) demonstrator which enables the gamer to experience car racing as if driving on a real racing track.
Replicating Reality will be showcased at the E3 2011 with the use of a fully immersive 3D Head Mounted Display (HMD) demonstrator which enables the gamer to experience car racing as if driving on a real racing track. The concept has few limitations for which applications it could be used for, leaving the mind to ponder what the future really holds for the entertainment industry.
Forth Dimension Displays offers HMDs with micro displays offering 1,280x1024px today. In 2012 the company plans to introduce HMDs with resolution of 2,048x1,536px. See also the Replicating Reality site.