Virtuix, the company behind the Virtuix Omni omni-directional treadmill for virtual reality (VR) head-mounted displays (HMD), has released more details of its stretch goal videogame TRAVR. The Kickstarter campaign which raised just over $1.1 million USD back in 2013, also revealed production updates for backers, as delays have hampered to project.
TRAVR which is a demo title being developed in house by Virtuix, is designed to showcase the features of the Virtuix Omni. The title will be released alongside the shipments of the omni-directional treadmill, with two modes. TRAVR: Training Ops will contain 50 levels for gamers to play through while getting accustomed to the device. After players have adjusted to using the treadmill, set a few record times and put their name on the universal leader board, they can then progress onto a real TRAVR mission in TRAVR: Shadow Ops.
The company has expanded the development team to deliver the new content, with the dev team consisting of a staff of six, under the leadership of Director of Games, Robert Brackenridge. Screenshots of the team’s progress can be seen below.
Also in the Kickstarter update, Virtuix has said production remains on track to begin towards the end of the year. Many backers have responded in the comments section that the likely hood of anyone reciveing the device this year are slim, as some molds won’t be ready until mid-November.
VRFocus will continue to follow the latest updates to the project as they’re announced.