Ever since Ralph Baer introduced the very first gaming console to the world in the 1950s, the “Brown Box” gave birth to the start of digital gaming that has inspired hundreds of inventors around the world. With the fast growing improvements on virtual reality, today, another company is about to be a game changer Introducing, Virtuix Omni.
Virtuix received $1.1 million in Kickstarter all thanks to their 3000 backers. With the use of VR headsets like HTC Vive and Oculus Rift, the project addressed the locomotion in virtual environments and provide users a full immersive gaming experience.
Omni is a state of the art selfdescribed treadmill and is complimented with a frictionless shoes that slides over the curved bowllike plastic bottom letting users walk and run in 360 degrees and immerse oneself in an interactive virtual reality.
How much does it cost?
At $699, it cost more than the high end virtual reality headsets. “Every year I build a
computer and I see the prices go down for parts almost as soon as I’m finished. We’re going to get to the point where this becomes more affordable for the average consumer. But until then, I do see this as more of an enthusiast product.” explains Adam, the creator of Omni.
What games can you play?
If it is available in the market, then you can certainly definitely enjoy playing it with the Omni. “In fallout 4 I walked across the entire wasteland,” Adams recalls. “The Omni can work with almost any video game. The bigger limitation is whether or not the headsets can.”
Not only can you use this immersive technology for gaming but it also stretch out to
simulations like for fitness, ocular visits, travel, live concerts and so much more!