One of the highest profile titles of this 2015, Fallout 4 has been an instant success and received glowing reviews from the videogame media. But could the post apocalyptic title work in virtual reality (VR)? Well Virtuix the company behind the omni-directional treadmill of the same name has given it a go, and released a teasing video of its efforts.
As Virtuix state at the start of the video, Fallout 4 has not been optimised for VR and third party software was required to make the videogame work with the Oculus Rift head-mounted display (HMD) and the Virtuix Omni omni-directional treadmill.
Most of the video shows the player wandering around the wastelands of Fallout 4, sped up as he does cover a lot of distance. But there is a few interesting snippets to be seen, including the fact that the player is wearing a Pip-Boy, the main menu interface for the character which can be used as the device is intended in game, by raising and lowering his arm.
While Fallout and VR fans would probably love to get their hands on this, it is purely a demonstration of what can be done, but it does show the exciting possibilities for future projects.
VRFocus will continue to follow all the latest updates from Virtuix on its omni-directional treadmill as they’re announced.