Atari’s Nolan Bushnell has taken steps into the world of virtual reality with the formation of his latest company, Modal VR.
The company is looking to bring hardware and software experiences that take VR to enterprise levels and isn’t something you’d expect to see in homes, rather in venues like arcades and VR experiences you visit.
Boasting features like being completely wireless, low latency under 10 milliseconds and has the capability to accommodate multiple users in areas as large as 900,000 square feet. Modal VR also has full body tracking, something which other VR systems don’t have.
The VR system also differs from the at home counterparts in the fact that Modal VR is an entire platform comprised of sensors, server hardware as well as the body tracking suit and VR headset.
If it works like the trailer on the YouTube channel suggest, then VR could expand into being a social experience you enjoy with others rather than at home alone or across the Internet.
Modal VR is currently in prototype stages but developer kits will be heading out “soon.” If Bushnell’s predictions are accurate, the system is the closest we have come to the Star Trek Holodeck.
For more information, check out the official website.