Not all treadmills are created equal, and with the Virtuix Omni, it is set to ship later this coming Septemer as each unit will go on sale at $499 apiece, at least according to the listing there. Those who pick up the treadmill will need to purchase the Oculus Rift or PC controller required to use it separately, and do bear in mind that the $499 asking price does not include shipping. Just how does the Virtuix Omni work? It supports multi-directional movement with virtual reality support, where this happens thanks to a back harness and a pair of shoes.
The entire shebang is connected to tracking software that will enable players to “move” in the game itself. Pre-orders for the Virtuix Omni opened up in August last year, where it was then scheduled to ship in March this year – which has clearly come and gone. The Virtuix Omni happens to be a Kickstarter that managed to surpass its $150,000 goal by quite a margin, eventually collecting $1,109,351 in total.
Well, I guess there is wisdom in the adage, good things come to those who wait, right? For those of you out there who laid down a pledge for the Virtuix Omni, September cannot come soon fast enough, this I am sure.
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