Grand Theft Auto 5 Played Using Omni-Directional Treadmill and VR Headset

by on April 17, 2015

Here’s the coolest thing you’ll see all day. Virtuix Omni have shared footage of Grand Theft Auto 5 being played using their own omni-directional treadmill, Oculus Rift headset and a gun controller and well… it looks freaking insane.

The video, above, shows the player robbing a convenience store before running around the streets shooting at pedestrians in a display of unbelievable realism. The players head movements are tracked by the Oculus Rift virtual reality headset and the direction they are facing is translated in-game using a tracking belt. The player can also vary their speed by either walking or running, which will change the speed of their character in-game.

The Virtuix Omni was funded on Kickstarter, reaching it’s goal in just three and a half hours. The project launched in June 2013 and raised an astonishing $1,109,35, allowing for Virtuix to create an initial shipment of treadmills for backers.


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