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Hot trend at Gamescom, virtual reality headsets

Wednesday, August 05, 2015 - 01:37

Virtual reality headsets are generating big buzz according to industry experts at Cologne's Gamescom, the world's biggest computer games fair. Sharon Reich reports.

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Cologne's Gamescom is a video gamers paradise. The world's biggest computer and video game fair is open to the public. All eyes are focused on virtual reality headsets that enable players to delve further into a game than ever before. Sony's PS4 "Project Morpheus" is debuting after three years in the works and spokesman Guido Alt, says it's bound to blow players away. SOUNDBITE: Guido Alt, Sony Germany spokesman, saying (German): "You are wearing these glasses and when you turn your head you remain in the game world. This means that I also have things happening behind me, beside me and so on. So, for example, if I play a car racing game, then I can look around my car. I can look right in the wing mirror and these things were not possible in games up until now. So you are completely in the game." Players can check out games that are expected be big sellers at holiday time, like Assassins Creed "Syndicate" or "Star Wars Battlefront." Maximilian Schenk of the Federation of Interactive Entertainment Software (BIU), says new games are getting buzz for good reason. SOUNDBITE: Maximilian Schenk, Managing Director of the Federation of Interactive Entertainment Software (BIU), saying (German): "These games were made only for the new generation of consoles. The developers were able to focus completely on the the new consoles and take the best of these which means that the games look fantastic." You'll have to be quick to get a peek, Gamescom runs through August 9th.

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Hot trend at Gamescom, virtual reality headsets

Wednesday, August 05, 2015 - 01:37