Maximize your VR play area with this $700 individual omnidirectional treadmill.
Despite having actually only recently been promoted by mainstream media, most-noticeably in Steven Spielberg’s Ready Player One, omnidirectional treadmills have been in advancement for quite some time. Naturally, this sort of artificial locomotion has verified specifically popular within the immersive modern technology market, enabling VR individuals to physically traverse virtual environments with total freedom-of-movement no matter the dimension of their play space.
Similar to the KAT WALK, the KAT WALK C enables gamers to walk, run, sprint, and bomb throughout VR environments making use of a customized low-friction base as well as specialized IMU-based shoes. Anti-slips straps affixed to the heel of the shoes permit gamers to tailor their friction level to match their ability degree, whether they’re a Virtual Reality professional or overall novice. Gamers are protected to the device using a rear-mounted upright harness which permits them to crouch as well as stand without fear of running off the platform and head-first into a close-by wall.
According to the main press release, the KAT WALK C will certainly work with all significant Virtual Reality headsets, consisting of the Valve Index, HTC Vive/Vive Pro, Oculus Rift/Rift S, PlayStation Virtual Reality, Windows Mixed Reality, as well as Pimax; as well as all totally free locomotion games, including Arizona Sunshine, Pavlov VR, No Man’s Sky, VRChat, Blade & & Sorcery, Onward, as well as numerous others.
The KAT WALK C will certainly be offered for pre-order quickly by means of Kickstarter. Early-bird financiers will certainly be offered a discounted rate of $699 plus distribution. Even more info to follow.
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