The Virtuix Omni VR treadmill is headed to Kickstarter on June 4th. The company has released a new gameplay video showing the Omni in use with the Oculus Rift and Half-Life 2. Virtuix will be giving away a number of Omnis prior to the launch of the Kickstarter
Anyone who has been following our site or indeed has any passing interest in VR matters will be aware of the Virtuix Omni. It’s a unique omnidirectional treadmill that promises to let you walk, jump, and even run inside of your favorite games. It’s an intriguing prospect and one that many see as another piece in the puzzle of complete VR immersion. When complimented with other hardware, such as the Oculus Rift and a motion sensing peripheral like the Hydra, it allows you edge closer to that all-body interaction that VR enthusiasts crave.
New Gameplay Video Shows Virtuix Omni with Oculus Rift and Half Life 2
Here’s the latest gameplay video showing the Omni running with Nathan Andrews’ custom Half-Life 2 VR mod.
Virtuix Omni Kickstarter, Endorsed by Palmer Luckey
As reported by 3D Focus, Oculus VR Inc founder Palmer Luckey will be officially endorsing endorsing the Virtuix Omni in the forthcoming Omni Kickstarter campaign which starts on June 4th.
“Palmer and others (Chris Roberts, Paul Bettner) tried the Omni at SXSW in Austin this past March and greatly enjoyed it. We were allowed to film our demo night for Kickstarter, so we’ll have some fun footage to share. Palmer is endorsing the Omni for our Kickstarter campaign,” CEO Jan Goetgeluk told 3D Focus.
Win a Virtuix Omni VR Treadmill or See it for Yourself
Leading up to the Kickstarter, Virtuix is going to be giving away an Omni each day for three days prior to the Kickstarter launch date. Sign up for contest details here. And remember, an Omni-a-day keeps reality away!
If you’re in LA on May 29th, Virtuix will be demonstrating the Omni in the Venice Beach area at 7:30PM PST. It’s an invite-only even with limited space available. Sign up for an invite here.