Futuretown, the virtual reality (VR) developer behind videogames such as Jeeboman and Cloudlands: VR Minigolf has announced a new controller platform today called 5D Totalmotion.
In partnership with InJoy Motion Corp., Formosoft, MitFun, RedStorm, and Woojer, Futuretown has unveiled that the new hardware is designed to enhance a player’s emotional and physical responses by adding a heightened sense of realism to the VR experience. The modular 5D Totalmotion platform can suit a wide variety of videogame experiences, with a bike, horseback and spinning platform part of the modules. Alongside its unveiling four supporting titles have also been revealed: Whiteout: Ski VR, Infinity Rider: Motorcycle VR, Wave Breaker: Surf VR, and Stallion Adventures: Horse Riding VR.
Whiteout: Ski VR was developed by Futuretown, and gives players the sense of flying down alpine slopes, weaving through snow-covered trees, and hitting big air as they make their way to the finish line. Created by Mitfun, Infinity Rider: Motorcycle VR has players cruising down narrow mountain passes, hugging turns and speeding through hand-crafted landscapes. Wave Breaker: Surf VR comes from Formosoft, giving players the chance to surf big waves on the ocean, or race across narrow river rapids. The last title announced was Stallion Adventures: Horse Riding VR, again developed by Futuretown. This takes players on a safari ride galloping through the wilds of Africa on horseback, meeting elephants, giraffes, cheetahs, and other wild animals on the way.
Peter Chou, Honorary Chairman of Futuretown, commented, “Our vision is that virtual reality technology will transform people’s lives and change the way they perceive and interact with the world. Futuretown has been an early pioneer of virtual reality and an innovator with cross-platform and digital content creation. We are excited to deliver the world’s most advanced and immersive virtual reality experience for everyone to enjoy and make our vision a reality.”
“Futuretown has already created an exciting portfolio of socially engaging virtual reality games but we wanted to take the player’s experience to a completely new level through motion simulation technology,” stated Johan Yang, Futuretown’s CEO and Co-Founder. “The 5D Totalmotion platform opens up new opportunities for developers to create virtual reality experiences that were not possible before. With the modular design of the 5D Totalmotion platform, we can more easily expand and build new virtual reality experiences suitable for all ages.”
The 5D Totalmotion platform and its videogames will support popular head-mounted displays (HMDs) such as Oculus Rift and HTC Vive, and will be on display at the Tokyo Game Show (TGS) 2016 this week. Futuretown hasn’t yet revealed prices or possible availability for the platform just yet.
As further details on the 5D Totalmotion platform are released, VRFocus will keep you updated.