The 3D 'Holodeck' could be made into a reality if a project to create a 360-degree virtual reality simulator comes to fruition.
The Project Holodeck team at the University of Southern California (USC) says it wants to create a full body simulator which will allow players to literally walk around a large digital space.
Using gaming headsets with a 105-degree, 3D view, the player's movement will be tracked with a PlayStation Move sensor.
Another motion controller, a Razer Hydra Sixense, will track six-axis hand movements.
The result is said to be a truly immersive gaming experience.
"This isn't like watching a floating television - this is true immersion in a virtual world with simulated peripheral vision," the team told Road To VR
They are now talking to gaming companies and Disney about turning the idea into a real product, but said it is likely to remain "an arcade experience" and not a home product for consumers.