Sony Reveals AR Headset Prototype in New Ghostbusters Location-based Attraction – Highway to VR



Ginza Sony Park, the Japanese tech large’s Tokyo-based hub for Sony model promotion, is now taking part in host to a brand new Ghostbusters-themed multiplayer expertise utilizing a newly revealed Sony AR headset prototype.

In accordance with the demo video (linked beneath), the unnamed “R&D prototype” appears to be like to incorporate each 6DOF head-tracking in addition to hand-tracking, and look like a standalone unit just like Microsoft HoloLens.

Just a few items of kit are additionally proven, together with a curious wrist-mounted affair that will very nicely be a haptic system. Within the video’s description, Sony says the AR expertise makes use of the corporate’s newest visible, tactile, and auditory applied sciences, though it hasn’t certified it with any additional technical data.

And sure, they’re capturing proton power from their arms.

Known as Ghostbusters Rookie Coaching, the AR expertise is solely coming to Ginza Sony Park in Tokyo, and is claimed to final about an hour. Though the expertise was slated to start on the 12th, commemorating the 35th anniversary of the Ghostbusters, the middle was closed till right now attributable to Storm Hagibis. The expertise is about to finish on December eighth.

Though entrance is free, if you happen to’re trying to enroll, be warned that it’s going to be performed fully in Japanese, and requires group communication. In any other case you’ll be able to enroll right here (Japanese).

As reported by Subsequent Actuality, Sony can be utilizing its prototype in a couple of different experiences, together with a museum that includes ’60s fashion style and music, and an outside park with interactive AR installations.

There’s no phrase on whether or not the corporate plans on productizing the AR headset, or making a developer platform reminiscent of Magic Leap One. Regardless of the case, we’ll be protecting an eye fixed out for impressions to come back from the expertise to see simply how severe the corporate is getting with its prototype.

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