Virtual reality (VR) walking peripheral Cybershoes held a successful Kickstarter campaign at the end of 2020 to update the product to support Oculus Quest. This week the team is back with another crowd-funding campaign – this time on Indiegogo – with an interesting announcement, the shoes are fully integrated with Doom3Quest.
Just like the Kickstarter campaign, over on Indiegogo you’ve got the choice of the full Cybershoes for Oculus Quest kit or just the ‘CyQuest’ receiver. The kit which is currently available as a limited Super Early Bird Reward for $279 USD (instead of $399), includes the Cybershoes, Cyberchair, “CyQuest” receiver, Cybercarpet and USB Charger + Cables. The full kit also supports PC VR headset as well as Oculus Quest.
If you’ve previously purchased the Cybershoes for a PC VR headset and simply want to make it compatible with the standalone headset then grab the receiver for $49 (regular price will be $79). And that’s all you need to walk in VR using these unique peripherals.
During these campaign Cybershoes has been building support for more and more videogames, some with native integration like Arizona Sunshine or The Walking Dead: Saints & Sinners which has non-native support. The latest to see compatibility is DOOM 3 VR mod Doom3Quest.
Doom3Quest arrived last month from Simon Brown (Dr Beef) and Team Beef on SideQuest, allowing Oculus Quest/Quest 2 owners to play 2004’s Doom 3 in VR for the first time – the mod doesn’t support Doom 3: BFG Edition. All you need is a copy of the videogame which is available on Steam for £4.
“We can’t wait until you feel what it’s like to use their natural body movements to navigate a doomed research facility on Mars and experience Doom3Quest in VR,” said Cybershoes in a statement. “Thanks to Team Beef’s support of Cybershoes, slaying evil demons, pulverizing zombies, and squashing Hell’s attempt to take over the earth has never felt more immersive.”
Cybershoes for Oculus Quest is available now via Indiegogo with delivery to backers beginning in May 2021. For further updates, keep reading VRFocus.