Ready Player One releases new trailer showing outdated VR headsets

Is the new trailer for Ready Player One trying too hard to make virtual reality headsets cool? Steven Spielberg's adaptation of the 2011 novel by Ernest Cline is a month away from it's March 30th premiere, and it looks like the entire human population owns VR headset in the new trailer.

Ready Player One is set in the year 2045, where the world is a dystopian version of its former self. The human population escapes this negativity by logging on to Oasis, which is a globally connected virtual haven. When the game's creator dies, he gives away his fortune as prize money for an elaborate treasure hunt he has set up in the game.

Wade Watts played by Tye Sheridan, takes on the challenge but is soon faced with powerful foes who won't stop at anything to get to the fortune - be it in the real world, or in the virtual one. Tye will be joined by Olivia Cooke, Ben Mendelsohn, T. J. Miller, Simon Pegg, and Mark Rylance in this adenture.

Ready Player One hits cinema screens on 30 March. (Facebook)

The new trailer gives us a more detailed idea about the action sequences. It looks like there's going to be a lot of fighting in the real world as well as the virtual one. But the VR headsets, they look unbelievably outdated. In fact, they look like the ones that were introduced to us back in 2012. 

We're wondering why Steven didn't take any hints from Black Mirror to inspire his technology's design in Ready Player One. I mean, if you're setting your movie in the year 2045, do away with the chunky technology! Maybe some treamline glasses would work. Didn't the (failed) Google glass make the cut? Clearly it didn't.

Whatever is said, Ready Player One looks to be a promising film. The movie hits screens on 30 March.

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