That may change within the year, however, if all goes as well as planned for the new company Void. The Void, or The Vision of Infinite Dimensions, boasts it has come closest than any company before in providing virtual gear that, when worn by a player, completely immerses their senses into a "holodeck" simulation game happening all around their environment. A look at this promo video proves they may not at all be exaggerating:
There are other virtual projects out there utilizing full immersion like this. Cyberith's Virtualizer and Oculus Rift harness had a recently successful Kickstarter campaign.
None of them seem to be committing as much as The Void to space expansion. The use of maze halls and props is a perfect way to lure families used to attending immersion parks similar to what bigger theme brands like Universal Studios employ.
This way, virtualism, although clearly being packaged for gamers, may also hold the promise of cross-demographic interest to Mom and Dad as well.
Donal Thoms-Cappello is a freelance writer for Rotor Clip Company (www.rotorclip.com).