Posted by Raine Hutchens on Oct 18, 2011

The Ultimate Battlefield 3 Simulator – Taking Gaming To A New Level

Fans of Battlefield are always looking for ways to take their gaming further. These are players who want to be the best of the best, and experience the game like no other. Well what if we told you there was a realistic way to experience Battlefield 3 in a way that’s never been done before? In a world first, a unique FPS simulator has been built that runs a pre-release copy of the game, and includes a full 360-degree environment.

Centred on the world’s first, portable omni-directional treadmill (designed by Swedish company MSE Weibull) the simulator lets you control the movements of a Battlefield 3 character with your own body. Other key technology employed includes: 12 paintball markers that allow the player, in real time, to feel the enemy gunfire experienced in the game; a wireless gun system; ambient LED lighting; and an Xbox Kinect camera hack. Ten infra-red motion tracking cameras continually monitor the real-time movements of the gamer on the omni-directional treadmill. This data is sent to the PC running Battlefield 3 to control the speed and direction of the in-game character. This all comes together to offer the most realistic FPS experience that’s been known to the gaming world.

The first full-run of this simulator will premiere in the UK on Channel 5. The premiere will hit October 24th at 8 PM, so if you’re in the UK you won’t want to miss it. Check below for a sample of the rig in action, and get ready to see more on this amazing build coming soon. For more information, head to The Gadget Show’s official site.

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