Pre-Order Your Virtual Reality Treadmill Now!
Virtual reality is coming and you can’t stop it, unless you’re a hermit and live in a cave with a bear being your only friend. In that case you can escape it pretty easily but I’d like to know which service provider gives you such could network coverage in a cave. Is it Cell C?
We’ve already seen what the Oculus Rift can do and now the company that makes it, Oculus VR, has taken steps to ensure success by hiring industry veterans and experts such as John Carmack. Now take a look at Omni, it really is the body to Oculus Rift’s brain. Created by Virtuix, the Omni is, as the name suggest, an omnidirectonal treadmill which allows users to translate real-time movement into movement in the game.
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Up top is a look at what happens when you combine the Omni, Oculus Rift and Team Fortress 2. It’s as cool as you’d imagine.
If you like what you see then pre-orders are now open and you can get this gaming-themed workout machine for the [insert appropriate adjective] price of $499. Yeah, it’s either this or an Xbox One if you want to make that comparison. It even comes with special shoes which you need to wear to sue the Omni. For $1,019 you can get two devices and three pairs of shoes. Head over to Virtuix’s website to place your order. The Omni is set to release in March 2014.
Combine the Omni, Oculus Rift and that headset which lets you control games with your mind and we might just create the most amazing gaming experience known to man.
That said, I don’t like to get a workout when I game. If I did I’d own a Kinect. I like to recline on my couch while snacking and sipping on some iced tea. I also like to game for hours on end. Doing that with the Omni would be tiring more than stress releasing and relaxing. The Oculus has genuine potential but I’m still not sure if these cumbersome things will revolutionise gaming.
They’d have 10 times more success if they called it the Omnomnom.