ICAROS, a pioneer in virtual reality (VR) locomotion has announced, and launched, ICARACE, a global, competitive race simulation. Players will be able to jump into an ICAROS human flight system and complete for the best time against other players. The ICAROS uses gyroscopic design to create a full physical sensation of flight, while the ICARACE title places the user in a immersive VR experience.
ICARACE takes place in a futuristic race league were corporate sponsored pilots race to be the best. Taking place on three dimensional course, players create their own online profile and customize their character before heading to the track to earn the best time. Unlike a traditional videogame, ICARACE simultaneously provides a virtual gaming experience alongside a demanding, physical workout promoting fitness and skill development.
“We set out to create an entirely new sport which combine physical challenge and competitive, virtual gameplay. ICARACE is the pinnacle of our efforts.” said Michael Schmidt, Co-CEO and Founder of ICAROS. “We invite you to compete live with other ICAROS pilots, create your own profile, track your progresses, set new records and be part of the fastest VR community in the world.“
“With our exit from beta and our global launch, we have added multiple competitive tracks, training courses, player customization, and a global leaderboard.” said Johannes Scholl, also Co-CEO and Founder at ICAROS. ”We could not be more thankful for the support from our beta competitors and early ICAROS customers who have helped us develop a new class of sport and fitness entertainment.”
ICARACE is available as a free-to-play title and is designed for the ICAROS Pro and the upcoming ICAROS Home system. Users can download the title for HTC Vive and Oculus Rift head-mounted displays (HMD) with gameplay requiring one of the ICAROS home systems however, users can also find these systems at fitness and entertainment centers around the world. Thanks to the profiles being online, players will be able to step into one of the systems at any location and load up their character before racing for the top place.
VRFocus will be sure to bring you all the latest from ICAROS and their unique blend of fitness and virtual gaming in the future so stay tuned for more. You can see a trailer for the title below as well.