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from Sony, talking big about their forthcoming HMZ-T1 Head Mounted Display -- a 3D-capable headset fitted with two 720p OLED screens and 5.1 channel virtual surround sound.
The electronic manufacturing giant allegedly uses the words "revolutionise games forever" -- a big claim for a display, but looking at the kit
, we still can't wait to try one out for ourselves.
"Dive into the breathless firefights of Killzone 3, and you'll see those twin OLED screens comfortably keep up with all the action as it intensifies to give you a flicker-free image, whether it's of mushrooming explosions or onrushing enemies.
A wide viewing angle is designed to draw you fully into the world in front of you, while all-encompassing sound lets you hear footsteps approaching you from behind, or gunfire blasting from all sides, thanks to three-dimensional Virtual Phone Technology."
The headset will be able to interface with the PS3, PS Vita and presumably most other HDMI-equipped devices:
"Plugging right into 3D games and movies couldn't be simpler," Sony explains. "Use an HDMI cable to connect the Personal 3D Viewer to your PS3 system and you're ready to go. Built-in controls let you adjust the volume and change settings, giving you complete flexibility to tailor your own experience.
The HMZ-T1 has been pegged for a November launch in the US and Japan at a surprisingly reasonable price point of "around" USD$799 and 60,000 YEN, though it will no doubt hike a bit if it makes it to Australian shores.
Check out the showcase video embedded below and hit up Sony UK's product page
for more details.