A video has just been released demonstrating a new device offering gaming locomotion, i.e. translating the actions of walking into in-game actions. It’s called the Cyberith Virtualiser.

Unique Approaches

Not much is known about the device currently, but from the video demonstration it offers a unique approach to the problems of gaming treadmills. For one, unlike the recently Kickstarted Virtuix Omni, the waist support is articulated in the vertical axis, meaning actions like ducking and jumping are measured physically (as opposed to the Omni’s motion tracked approach).

The uploader of the video and engineer behind the project is cleearly aiming for a mass market device, to compete directly with the Virtuix Omni. The the comments section ‘Cyberith’ states:

Its still in the developing process, i cant tell you numbers now, but my goal is it to make it affordable for every gamer without losing quality

We’re trying to find more concrete details on the new device and will them once we have them.

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Based in the UK, Paul has been immersed in interactive entertainment for the best part of 27 years and has followed advances in gaming with a passionate fervour. His obsession with graphical fidelity over the years has had him branded a ‘graphics whore’ (which he views as the highest compliment) more than once and he holds a particular candle for the dream of the ultimate immersive gaming experience. Having followed and been disappointed by the original VR explosion of the 90s, he then founded RiftVR.com to follow the new and exciting prospect of the rebirth of VR in products like the Oculus Rift. Paul joined forces with Ben to help build the new Road to VR in preparation for what he sees as VR’s coming of age over the next few years.
  • George

    This is what I was talking about that the Omni needed (the ability to move up and down) Though the platform on this one looks too small to forget that its there (you will probably often step off of it).

    • Paul James

      From the look of the YouTube comments, that base plate is temporary and they’re already experimenting with larger, circular plates.