John Carmack and Virtual Reality

Posted by | May 31, 2012

John Carmack of id Software is perhaps the most skilled programmer of our generation, and now he’s set his sights on virtual reality. Using Doom 3 as a base, he’s been working to create a new wave of virtual reality systems, including a new head-mounted display. So what has he been working on, what does it do, and when will you be able to get your hands on it? The Verge has the story.


1 Comment so far
  1. Nelson Williams
    May 31, 2012 9:14 am

    Goggles and helmets will never catch on because they are not cool. What virtual reality needs is a totally cool helmet design that looks straight-up aggressive and military. It doesn’t need goggles, it needs a faceplate than slides down and locks into place with a satisfying clunk. If you don’t look like a fighter pilot about to make his attack run, it’s doing it wrong.

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