Personally, I find The Gadget Show’s breathless production values (and forced hipster-geek wardrobe) to be really annoying, but the results of this build are undeniably impressive. It even has live (paintball) ammo fired by the adversaries in the game!
A unique FPS simulator that turns gaming into reality as you move, aim, fire and get shot within a 360-degree immersive environment. Using a pre-release copy of Battlefield 3 and a team of top technology experts from across Europe we’ve built a truly one of a kind simulator.
Centred on the world’s first, portable omni-directional treadmill (designed by Swedish company MSE Weibull) the simulator lets you control the movements of a Battlefield 3 character with your own body. Other key technology employed includes: an Igloo Vision projection dome; 12 paintball markers that allow the player, in real time, to feel the enemy gunfire experienced in the game; a wireless gun system; ambient LED lighting; and an Xbox Kinect camera hack.
Ultimate Battlefield 3 Simulator – Build & Test – The Gadget Show
6 thoughts on “Amazingly Immersive 360-Degree FPS Simulator”
Yeah, its neat, but with that treadmill selling for 110,000Euros we’ll never see it again.
Looks like a fun workout.
This is why I should be watching more of the gadget show. Epic!
Comments are closed.