A new video of the Virtuix Omni omnidirectional treadmill shows the latest prototype unit being used to play TF2 with the Oculus Rift. As expected, using your entire body to move inside of the game looks significantly more immersive than using a keyboard.
Ladies and gentlemen, you’re looking at the future of gaming.
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CEO of Virtuix, Jan Goetgeluk, told me about the TF2 experience that, “The action feels like real running. The immersion is intense. I had a former Marine try HL2 yesterday, and he was slightly shaking.”
At the moment the Virtuix Omni is using Kinect for tracking, but Goetgeluk say that the company is working on an integrated tracking solution that will be part of the Omni.
Actual running speed is not yet tied to in-game speed, according to Geotgeluk, but that will come in due time.