Virtuix Omni Walks the Wasteland in Fallout 4, Powered by VorpX

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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.

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See Also: VorpX 0.9 is Now Released, Adds Async Timewarp, Witcher 3 and Star Wars Classics Support

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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  • milo cat

    I got tired just watching. Kudos to vorpx.

  • kalqlate

    An interview with the player afterward would’ve been informative.

  • David Bridgland

    “The Virtuix Omni is well on its way to being the first consumer-facing VR treadmill to hit the market.”
    Wrong. The WizDish ROVR is already available. It’s been used by over 10,000 people at events across the world, and is available to the public today for £399. See http://www.wizdish.com.

    • VR Cat

      With all due respect to the Wizdish ROVR, I do not consider it a treadmill. From what I’ve seen of it in operation, its design seems to discourage the user from lifting their feet off the surface. Thus you are not really ‘treading’ in the true sense, but sliding. The Omni allows the same motions that are attainable on a normal treadmill, but in 360 degrees with input for VR. I think based on that definition, RtoVR’s appraisal is accurate.

      • The ROVR is an omni-directional locomotion platform and whether you walk or slide it addresses the same market as the Virtuix Omni treadmill.

        Sliding on a slippery surface, particularly when you cannot see the real world, is like walking on skis with your eyes shut. With the WizDish ROVR you keep both feet on the ground, making you more stable so you don’t need a harness to hold you up, and as a result it is a lot less tiring. You should try it, and you’ll see how natural and like walking it feels.

        The main point here is that the ROVR is being sold now, to increasing numbers of consumers. It works straight out of the box, connecting to any PC game that has a WASD or joystick input and any VR headset.

        See this video to see what I mean.

        https://youtu.be/KPf2-OE9ML8