VIDEO: Oculus Rift + omnidirectional treadmill = the future of gaming?

Ben Parfitt
VIDEO: Oculus Rift + omnidirectional treadmill = the future of gaming?

If immersion is your currency, then it’s hard to imagine a richer setup than this.

The video below depicts users playing Valve’s Team Fortress 2 using touted virtual reality headset Oculus Rift, a compatible gun controller and a prototype Virtuix Omni omnidirectional treadmill which, as the name suggests, allows users to walk or run in any direction and have this recreated in game.

The cumulative effect is a level of gaming immersion that far exceeds anything we’ve ever seen before

The Virtuix Omni VR Treadmill, meanwhile, will soon be hitting Kickstarter.

Take a look:

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Tags: vr , virtual reality , oculus rift , treadmill , omnidirectional

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