The Oculus Rift is already pushing the bounds of virtual reality gaming far beyond anything else currently possible but thus far, you’ve pretty much had to use it while sitting stationary (or with a treadmill). That’s no longer the case thanks to the Inversion VR system from Zero Latency.
The Inversion VR system is essentially a strap-on holodeck. After outfitting a room with a series of tracking cameras, the player must don a backpack with a computer inside, put on the Oculus Rift and pick up a fake gun. It may sound like a lot of work (and it probably is) but the results certainly look worth the effort.
The kit, along with their flagship game Zombie Fort: Smackdown, will be on display at PauseFest in Melbourne, Australia, later this month. Unfortunately, this isn’t really a consumer product (yet) although it is available for lease, purchase or event hire right now in its prototype state. Pricing isn’t mentioned on the company’s website but I imagine it isn’t exactly cheap.
If nothing else, this gives us a glimpse what the future of virtual reality holds for gamers.