Sega Had the World's First "Hologram" Video Game Way Back In 1991

By Sam Gibbs on at

With all this talk of “holograms” and 3D movies, plus several companies like Nintendo and LG trying to shove portable 3D gaming down our throats, it’s easy to forget that it was all tried once before. Way back in 1991, Sega unveiled the world’s first “holographic” game called Time Traveller, and it was doomed from the start.

It was probably a great idea to start with -- I’m sure it even sounded great on paper -- but it’s clear even from this unveiling video that it just wasn’t as awesome in reality. Like ancient 3D movies, 3D gaming was rubbish back when it first kicked-off, and until we can get true Star Wars-style holograms working, it’s never going to be truly as awesome as it sounds. [YouTube via Kotaku]