Virtuix Omni pre-orders now open

Monday, 12 August 2013 01:37 GMT By Brenna Hillier

You can now order the Virtuix Omini treadmill, a walking controller designed for use with the Oculus Rift headset.

You can order a Virtuix Omni for $500, which includes the treadmill itself, a support harness, and a pair of shoes.

You can also purchase two for $1,020, which combines shipping, so may be less expensive than purchasing two separately – in the US, anyway; freight won’t be calculated till closer to ship date.

The hardware is expected to ship in March 2014.

Virtuix Omni’s aren’t just one-way treadmills; they’re omni-directional, so you can run about in any direction in-game.

If you’re wondering how a full set-up works, here’s a demonstration showing a Team Fortress 2 player using a prototype treadmill, an Oculus Rift and a Kinect.

The virtual reality movement is really taking off now; John Carmack’s jump to Oculus Rift may be the tipping point.

Thanks, PCGamesN.

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