Virtuix is developing a home version of its Omni VR treadmill – Engadget

You won’t need to reserve a huge area of flooring area for an Omni One– it has a diameter of 4 feet. It’s also apparently simple to fold away.Virtuix states it’s using the “Peloton design to gaming. “Both companies are gameifying at-home physical fitness. Omni One will have a monthly membership charge, which you’ll need to pay to play video games online, access rankings and be eligible for contests and rewards. Games will be readily available to purchase separately, including some popular third-party VR titles that will not require you to move around on the treadmill.Developers who are interested in making games for Omni One can purchase a dev package for $975.

Meanwhile, Virtuix is running a financing campaign to raise awareness of the system. Those who invest$1,000 will receive shares in the business in addition to a discount of approximately $800 on an Omni One. They’ll also get very first dibs on the treadmill once production starts.Until now, Omni systems have mostly been available at entertainment centers like Dave and Buster’s. The COVID-19 pandemic temporarily decreased sales of Virtuix’s commercial treadmills, Omni Pro and Omni Arena, triggering it to ramp up work on Omni One. It initially aimed to ship the system in 2022. Update, 12:05 PM ET: This story initially mentioned that the Omni One would deliver in the 2nd half of 2020; it’ll really be shipping in the 2nd half of 2021.

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