The Virtuix Omni is well on its way to being the first consumer-facing VR treadmill to hit the market, with the first shipments set to go out in next month. In the mean time, Virtuix is keeping the hype alive with a new video demonstrating its use with Fallout 4 in VR, using the VR injection driver VorpX.
We’ve followed the Virtuix omni’s long road to production since the very beginning. A product borne from the new wave of interest in virtual reality and a realisation that current standards of input just didn’t cut it when it came to immersive gaming.
Two and a half years after the original Kickstarter began, the company is preparing to ship the first devices out to backers starting in December, a momentous occasion for the company which has received millions in funding during that time.
Virtuix has also released a new video, featuring the recently released blockbuster hit Fallout 4 running in virtual reality with input provided by the Virtuix Omni. A non-native VR title, Fallout 4 is rendered inside the Oculus Rift DK2 using a VR injection driver, VorpX, which takes supported games and renders games in 3D, inside the Rift along with head tracking. So, with the combination of technologies, you’re able to walk the post-apocalyptic wastelands of earth in an entirely more naturalistic fashion.
Clearly Fallout 4 doesn’t support either the Oculus Rift or the Omni natively, but it’s impressive to see what can be achieved with equipment that will soon be available to everyone, spending on your available budget of course. We’ve come a long way.
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