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18th October 2011, 10:14 AM #1
BF3 simulator... wow
Birmingham, UK (17th October 2011) – Battlefield 3, one of the most highly anticipated games of 2011 is yet to hit the shelves, but UK technology programme The Gadget Show, gained exclusive access to a pre-release level and hand-built a simulator to play it.
As part of a challenge for the new series of the show, presenters Jason Bradbury and Suzi Perry brought together a team of design experts and an amazing array of technology worth £500,000 ($650,000) to build this one-off creation.
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: 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.
The idea for the simulator came in July this year when The Gadget Show realised that graphically-sophisticated games are held back only by the way many of us play them - sat in front of 1 static monitor. By projecting the game inside a 360-degree, 4 metre high and 9 metre wide video dome (provided by Igloo Vision) the gamers’ experience is made as visceral and immersive as possible.
Ten infra-red motion tracking cameras continually monitor the real-time movements of the gamer on the omni-directional treadmill. This data is sent to the PC running Battlefield 3 to control the speed and direction of the in-game character.
The same cameras also track the direction in which the gamer points their wireless gun. Using this information the simulator can rotate the 180-degree projected gaming image around the dome to keep the gamer immersed in the action.
The immersive experience is completed by a pixel-mapped, ambient LED lighting system used to flood the dome with colours direct from the game; and a bespoke Kinect camera hack makes it possible for jumping and crouching in the dome to be replicated in the game.
18th October 2011, 10:17 AM #2
AMAZING! I saw it last night before going to bed had the biggest simile on my face
18th October 2011, 10:17 AM #3
Reminds me of the film Gamer with Gerrard Butler. Looks absoulty awsome tho
19th October 2011, 12:17 PM #4
Just an FYI, the company that made that is called RoboChallenge and do some fantastic school events where they come in and do builds/projects with the children.
19th October 2011, 12:27 PM #5
Stuff the home cinema, when I get my mansion, I'm having this instead
19th October 2011, 03:11 PM #6
new multi-player video from BF3 just come out today, can not wait!!!
Last edited by ZeroHour; 21st October 2011 at 05:36 PM.
20th October 2011, 03:43 PM #7
Thank god its coming out in school holidays!
20th October 2011, 03:44 PM #8
Thank god its coming out in school holidays!
and watch for the hilarity of people shooting each others planes on that aircraft carrier map!
20th October 2011, 03:47 PM #9
though will miss dropping supplies on people as commander and accidently airstriking whole team
21st October 2011, 05:19 PM #10
21st October 2011, 05:36 PM #11
Just to say thats amazing, CoD looks like toy town now.... BF3 FTW
Originally Posted by stevenlong1985
21st October 2011, 05:46 PM #12
I've played MW3 at a games event and it's exactly the same as MW2 whereas BF has pretty much revamped itself.
Originally Posted by ZeroHour
My Pre-load has now finished and to patiently wait until Thursday when it launches.
Zero - need to chat you this weekend about a server!
21st October 2011, 05:47 PM #13
21st October 2011, 05:48 PM #14
I ve seen the thursday release date, but heard places getting it on tuesday?
21st October 2011, 05:49 PM #15
We will have a have a platoon (aka guild/clan) and you can join it, also you can be a member of more then one platoon fyi.
Originally Posted by ihaveaproblem
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