French controller company 3dRudder introduced its foot-based controller of the same name back in 2016 as a novel way of controlling virtual reality (VR) videogames just using a players feet. Since then the company has added several improvements and updates such as the Unreal Engine 4 VR Editor navigation and 2-keys mapping. The latest addition has been designed exclusively for Oculus Rift and Touch, called Unleashed Mode.
Essentially Unleashed Mode has been created to aid room-scale experiences – or more accurately players who’re in small, confined spaces – so they can use 3dRudder to move around whilst still using Oculus Touch to pick things up and operate as normal.
And because players need to be sat down to use 3dRudder it also allows longer gameplay sessions as they don’t need to be stood up, comfortably sat down whilst being able to walk around as normal.
3dRudder is compatible with Oculus Rift videogames purchased through the Oculus Store, and while the controller is $179 USD from the company or through other retailers, the Unleashed Mode is freely available to download through GitHub. Eventually it will be integrated into the more user-friendly customisable 3dRudder Dashboard.
To see the new function in action check out the video which 3dRudder created below which was made using AirCar. For any further 3dRudder updates, keep reading VRFocus.