The future of video games is embarrassing to look at
Mocap Games has two goals: creating the most immersive video game experiences imaginable, and making players look as stupid as possible in the process. Well, mission accomplished.
Motion controls have gotten a ton of flack over the years, with the biggest complaint being how stupid one looks when playing Wii or Kinect games. Yeah, like sitting in front of a TV with a Dual Shock glued to year hands can truly be classified as “normal.”
Anyhow, waving your arms around such games is meant to bring you closer to the action, but it’s not quite enough. As Kotaku points out, Mocap Games has determined that every single action in the real world needs to be accounted for.
Hence their headsets that provides an up close view of the action, mechanical arms that motion track every single upper body move, and a special chair that allows you to walk in place. Plus, as you can see, the whole thing looks ridiculous.
But the whole thing is also “the future” believe it or not, until someone else can figure out a better solution. I must assume that the Matrix-y, jacking wires into our spinal cords solution is still pretty expensive. Oh, and the robots will then officially take over, yada, yada, yada.