Picture The Scene...

We posted about it a few weeks back. The futuristic visor is designed to give its wearer the impression of playing on an enormous 3D television, and its out in Japan this November for a reasonable 60,000 Yen (that's about £480).

In its latest product pitch, Sony's talked up the visor claiming that it has the potential to revolutionise gaming.

"Picture the scene. You're sharing your television with friends, and while they watch the latest blockbuster movie, you decide you'd rather get a high speed kick from Gran Turismo 5.

"Normally, short of grabbing the TV remote and upsetting your mates, there'd be little to do except sit and quietly imagine the thrill of the Nurburgring at 200 miles per hour, while waiting for the movie's credits to roll...

"The Personal 3D Viewer is about to change all that, however, as you'll soon be able to immerse yourself completely in a private world of entertainment. Slipping the straps of the device around your head, you'll feel as though you're sat in your own personal cinema - complete with a dazzling 3D display and dynamic, 5.1 virtual surround sound.

"Jump behind the wheel of the Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG in Gran Turismo 5, and you'll be treated to some of the best racing action on PlayStation 3, amplified by incredibly crisp High Definition and 3D visuals. Two crystal clear OLED screens - the same technology that provides the spectacular display on the PlayStation Vita system - can be adjusted to suit your viewing preference, so you can watch and play in absolute comfort.

"Scenery whips past you, rival cars appear to roar out of the display at you and, in first person view, you can almost feel the steering wheel through your driving gloves. And with the high contrast TruBlack display providing you with a vivid, rich picture, you'll be speeding over the deep black tarmac of Gran Turismo 5, racing against incredibly detailed rival cars with no motion blur.

"Dive into the breathless firefights of Killzone 3, and you'll see those twin OLED screens comfortably keep up with all the action as it intensifies to give you a flicker-free image, whether it's of mushrooming explosions or onrushing enemies.

"A wide viewing angle is designed to draw you fully into the world in front of you, while all-encompassing sound lets you hear footsteps approaching you from behind, or gunfire blasting from all sides, thanks to three-dimensional Virtual Phone Technology."

We wouldn't mind sampling the technology, but we reckon it's going to be some time before wearable visors catch on. How about you guys?

[Thanks Eurogamer]