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First Impressions Inside the Project Holodeck VR Game World 49

Hesh writes "The space-pirates themed Project Holodeck game is a VR game that is initially targeted for the Oculus Rift and will marry VR with a world so interactive and immersive that it feels like you can reach out and touch it. Ben Lang over at RoadToVR recently got a chance to sit down with the team and try it out. He came out extremely impressed with how immersive the experience was: '...at one point I needed to set the Razer Hydra controllers down to adjust my helmet and I nearly tried to set them down on a virtual table next to me. There was no table in real life — had I not quickly realized what I was about to do, I would have dropped the controllers straight onto the floor below.'"
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First Impressions Inside the Project Holodeck VR Game World

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  • Re:Space anything (Score:5, Insightful)

    by hawguy ( 1600213 ) on Monday February 11, 2013 @08:03PM (#42866869)

    Oh, I don't know, seems to me naming anything after the Holodeck is just asking for trouble. Second to warp drive, Holodeck failures seemed to suggest they were the most troublesome piece of equipment ever invented.

    That's not surprising, Holodecks seem to be hugely complex and must have huge power demands. Immersive 3D holographic projection, high fidelity, overlapping force fields throughout the chamber to give the illusion of walls, surfaces and the ability to 'walk' endlessly, instant matter replicators (so when the holographic bartender pours you a beer, you can drink it), etc. There's probably transporter and gravity generators involved as well. Just about every bit of advanced Star Trek technology that we are unable to duplicate today is used in the holodeck.

I've got a bad feeling about this.