Coming soon from PDP, Project Delphi is a wearable augmented reality (AR) screen which displays Smart Glass and other companion apps content, running on smart phones. It is designed to serve as a secondary screen, with display content supporting console software. It keeps the gamer’s focus on the gameplay, projecting a 24” virtual secondary screen into their peripheral vision for information snacking.
“You can think of Delphi as Google Glass for gamers, without the forward facing camera,” said Tom Roberts, CTO of Performance Designed Products. “It’s simple and flexible, yet powerful, in its hardware approach. Delphi displays whatever content users choose, from the companion apps to YouTube gameplay tutorial videos – all with an HDMI input. It allows a dual-monitor set up, except that monitor is a wearable.”
Project Delphi hardware includes an optical engine that simulates a 24” screen (at 4’ distance) with a 20 degree field of view. The Liquid Crystal on Silicon (LCOS) display is a WVGA (800×480) resolution, offering a widescreen image and brightness control of up to 5000nits (~450 lumens).
“PDP is committed to investing in Augmented and Virtual Reality technologies,” said PDP CEO Chris Richards. “We are excited and optimistic about the future, not only as it relates to the Video Game space, but other industries as well.”
PDP will be showcasing Project Delphi hardware at E3 2015 in its prototype phase, demoing use cases of the technology and seeking feedback from game developers and industry professionals alike. The feedback provided will be used in future development efforts. Pricing and release details will be announced at a later date.
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