There are a growing contingent of virtual reality (VR) titles aiming to help players either get fit and lose a few calories or simply help them move more than they normally would when playing a videogame. Fit Reality will be adding to that line up with its multi-discipline app Viro Move. Today, to let players get a taste of the experience the studio has released a demo via Steam.
While the demo won’t include all the features of Viro Move it will allow you to test the main aspects of its gameplay, namely the shooting, boxing and swordplay elements. These are the core components, offering a variety of gameplay aspects when other VR titles only feature one.
Noting that: “Viro Move was specifically designed to provoke natural and healthy physical fitness movements across the whole body while having fun,” game modes will include each style individually as well as mixed, challenging players to switch between them on the fly, upping the challenge significantly.
A VR videogame that makes you move and sweat is one thing but if you take your fitness seriously you’ll probably want to track calories. Viro Move will actually do this calculating caloric loss every step of the way. You’ll be able to track your progress and manage the data, especially useful when looking to target fitness goals.
VRFocus previewed Viro Move during Gamescon 2019 in August, finding that: “Fit Reality certainly wants to enter the VR market with a bang and Viro Move is definitely going to do that. If you thought other fitness titles made you sweat wait until you get hold of Viro Move, when that will occur is another matter altogether.”
Like the final version, the demo of Viro Move will support Oculus Rift, HTC Vive and Valve Index headsets. Support will also be coming for HTC Vive Cosmos, PlayStation VR and Oculus Quest. Available now on Steam, the demo will also be coming to Viveport soon. Currently, Fit Reality hasn’t confirmed a launch date for the full version.