The Death of Split-screen and Screen-cheating

Sick of screen-cheating?  Frustrated with playing a console game on a quarter of a TV shared with other players?  Or do you miss the camaraderie of having pizza/drinks with friends when taking a break from gaming?

Many of us have experienced this and miss the true social experience of gaming in-person with friends.  This trend and issue is captured well by Paul Tassi in his excellent article (Are We All Just Giving Up On Split-Screen Video Games Forever?) and summed up by his comment that, “in reality, gaming has become less social than ever.”

With our MultiView display system, multiple gamers can be in the same room sitting next to each other and all play on the same huge screen (~100 inch diagonal).  The difference versus traditional setups is that each gamer sees their own gaming perspective over the entire display surface and they don’t see what the other gamers are seeing.  No split-screen!  No screen-cheating!  And all glasses-free!

Sounds like magic, right? It is different from anything you have seen in the past and a little hard to visualize, so below is a brief video to give a better idea of what is happening.

 

With our new Multiview gaming system, we plan to bring the “social” back into social gaming.  Imagine you and your friends or family all playing Overwatch, LOL or a XBOX/Playstation game and each person getting a full 100” screen to yourself, but sitting next to each other and socializing during and between games.

Bringing this fun, social experience back to gamers everywhere is one of our goals at MirraViz.  By personalizing experiences on large area displays, we hope to reverse the trend of increasingly isolating experiences on small screens and bring families and friend back together again.

Thanks for reading.  BTW this is our first blog, so feel free to provide any feedback on what we can do better.  Also, if you have any insights or comments on the social gaming, split screen or the MirraViz solution please post in the comments section.

Stay tuned for future updates and postings on our product details, launch plans and possible Kickstarter campaign.

 

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