Remember when we reported on that virtual reality treadmill running Skyrim last week? It’s called the Virtuix Omni, a brand new VR system still in the prototype stages. We wanted to know more about it so we had a sit down with Virtuix CEO, Jan Goetgeluk, to discuss his company’s consumer level VR solution.
Virtuix Omni is still in the very early prototype stages. That means in … [ Read More... ]
With devices like the Oculus’ Rift coming out, Skyrim fan’s must be excited to get to walk around and look around in the game. “Virtual reality is the future.” That’s what Virtuix says; and it looks like they’re dead set on it. Check out this very cool video of someone playing Skyrim on a virtual reality, multidirectional treadmill. The head tracking looks decent, and the walking looks impressive.… [ Read More... ]
Michael Abrash, literally a genius programmer, recently posted on his blog at Valve regarding some of his VR (virtual reality) & AR (augmented reality) research. It’s chock-full of ideas and thoughts about the obstacles to overcome with VR/AR controller latency. That is making your control in the game world as instant and natural as it would be in real life. He says that even having controls be 99% accurate … [ Read More... ]
After a long and anxious development process for the young company Oculus, they’ve finally set a solid shipping date for their groundbreaking virtual reality head mounted display, The Rift. Previously, they had estimated shipping The Rift by December 2012 but according to their latest Kickstarternewsletter, shipping for Kickstarter backers starts March of 2013. People who bought an Oculus Rift after the Kickstarter will get theirs … [ Read More... ]