Virtuix Omni is set to ship to consumers later this year as the final version of the virtual reality (VR) supported omnitreadmill. The omnidirectional treadmill is designed to further immerse players using a head-mounted display (HMD) such as the Oculus Rift. By putting the player in the given videogame Virtuix hopes to bring more to VR. The company released a recent video showing the gameplay of the popular shooter Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare using the VR device.
With the Computer Electronics Show (CES) serving as the unveiling of the consumer version of the Omni the company’s website now details its features. Virtuix has posted several gameplay videos showing off some of these additions, however the latest video features Activision’s Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare. The video shows a mission in the title being played with the use of the Omni and a gun-shaped controller. From the video you can see that the Oculus Rift HMD works well in cohesion with the treadmill and gun to create a fluent and immersive experience. It seems that the title works with all aspects from crouching to running.
The Virtuix Omni is due to release fairly early this year though people who have pre-ordered before Christmas should expect to see the device before April. The kit will be available for $499 USD. Other parts can be bought for the device individually like racks to hold your controllers. VRFocus will update you on all things Virtuix Omni.