Invention of VR Gaming on Route 1 - Princeton, NJ
In 1991, I, Christopher Gentile, invented the first consumer Virtual Reality Game Platform, at the David Sarnoff Research Center, just off of Route 1 in Princeton, NJ. The system was fully built, with full immersive video games, and VR videos that were played off of VHS Tapes. The code name for the project was “Toaster”, as I thought that this was going to be the next best thing to a slice of bread. The product was initially called X-Scape and then changed to Rush. The product was fully built and ready to launch, but unfortunately Hasbro decided not to move forward with it.
There were so many amazing experiences that happened at the David Sarnoff Research Center on Route 1. I’ve invented other Virtual Reality products, such as the Nintendo Power Glove in 1989, the first Virtual Reality Theme Park Ride for Disney in 1998, and have been named as one of the founders of the Virtual Reality Industry, many years before it became big in the consumer market.
To see more of my Virtual Reality experience, check it out at https://publiclifepath.com/cgentilevr
Christopher Gentile NJ Princeton Aug 16, 2023 History Inventions on Rt 1 Technology