We are in the midst of a revolution in virtual reality. The release of exciting new devices such as the Oculus Rift and Razer Hydra has brought the decades-old dream of true virtual reality closer than ever, but there’s still one more piece to the puzzle: the Virtuix Omni.
The Omni takes virtual reality to the next level— allowing anyone to stand up and traverse virtual worlds with the natural use of their own feet. The Omni is the first virtual reality interface for moving freely and naturally in your favorite game. Moving naturally in virtual reality creates an unprecedented sense of immersion that cannot be experienced sitting down.
Walk, run, jump, crouch or strafe—map any movement to natural motion with the Omni. It works, out of the box, with any game that uses keyboard input. The Omni will free gamers from passive, seated gameplay, unleashing the full potential of virtual reality gaming with the Oculus Rift and future head mounted displays.
Our community has been a wonderful resource for virtual reality innovators, and we hope to rely on your support, ideas, and dedication once more. Kickstarter funding will be used to prepare for final production and get Omnis built and into the hands of as many gamers, researchers, enthusiasts, and developers as possible.
Check out our Kickstarter trailer video and our new demo video showcasing independent movement and aim using the Omni, Razer Hydra, Oculus Rift, and the Half Life 2 VR mod by Nathan Andrews.
We will be demonstrating the Omni live in Los Angeles on May 29th in the Venice Beach area at 7:30PM and offering a limited number of seats to this invite-only event. Come check out the Omni, meet our team and join us for a drink afterwards.
Thank you all for your encouragements and support thus far! Now let’s get ready to kick off our campaign!
Jan and the Virtuix team