SubRoc-3D

SubRoc-3D

About: SubRoc-3D (サブロック3D) is an arcade game jointly developed by Sega and Matsushita in 1982. It was a revolutionary title for its day, being the first video game ever to provide the end user with a 3D image. This is achieved by sending a different image to each eye via a special eyepiece mounted on the arcade cabinet.



SubRoc-3D Specs and Info…

 
Headset: SubRoc-3D
Manufacturer: Sega
Announced Date: July 1982
Release Date: January 1981
Launch Price: Unknown
Device Type: Other
Display: Active shutter system
Diagonal Field of View(FOV): 30°
Refresh Rate: 30 Hz
Weight: Unknown
CPU: N/A
GPU: N/A
Battery: N/A
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SubRoc-3D

Our Thoughts: While it has more in common with the ‘Sensorama‘ machine than anything else the SubRoc-3D arcade cabinet was still a little toe dip for Sega into the world of VR and it was the same tech used for their ‘SegaScope 3D Glasses‘ released later on. I was a big arcade goer back in the 80’s, but I have to say I never saw this in any of them.


Sources used…

  • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SubRoc-3D#Hardware
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