Revolutionising Virtual Reality Gaming: A Breakthrough in Immersive Consumer Electronics?

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When it comes to virtual reality (VR) gaming, full immersion is a key goal. This aspiration often presents a dilemma when translating the movement within VR for the player. Cybershoes, an exciting Austrian start-up offering a revolutionary solution. Forget about handheld controllers or room tracking technology, with Cybershoes, you’re literally stepping into the game.

Founded in Vienna by Igor Mitric and Michael Bieglmayer, Cybershoes’ goal is to become the leading VR accessory for infinite walking. The company proudly launched their Kickstarter campaign on October 2nd, 2018, introducing consumers to their unique product that offers a completely new way to navigate through VR. Strap the Cybershoes onto your feet, sit on a swivel bar stool and let your physical movement carry you through your virtual world. Escape from the undead or explore ancient dwarven ruins – it’s all at your feet.

    Key Takeaways:
  • Cybershoes revolutionises VR gaming with their innovative accessory that offers a new method of control by walking.
  • The company launched a successful Kickstarter in October 2018 and is based in Vienna, Austria.
  • Designed to be used in a seated position, Cybershoes are compatible with any VR game and can work with SteamVR, the HTC Vive, Oculus Rift or Windows Mixed Reality.
  • Cybershoes’ goal is to provide a more immersive VR experience at an affordable price.

What sets Cybershoes apart is the way they have creatively addressed the locomotion problem in VR. Typically, players use handheld controllers or room-sensors to navigate in the virtual world. Cybershoes provide a more logical, intuitive, and immersive solution; to move, you just need to walk, albeit seated. By incorporating an often overlooked part of the body – the feet – Cybershoes succeed in elevating the VR experience.

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Although designed to be used in a seated position, Cybershoes do not compromise on the gameplay experience. On the contrary, according to CEO Michael Bieglmayer, players quickly forget they are seated due to the high level of immersion Cybershoes brings to the VR experience. Whether running from virtual zombies or strolling through peaceful scenery, Cybershoes allow gamers’ physical movements to translate directly to their VR actions.

Looking forward, Cybershoes are set to redefine the VR gaming industry. With their intuitive method of player control and immersive gameplay, they have the potential to develop further and become a staple accessory in VR gaming. They also hold promise for other applications in the field of VR, such as fitness or virtual tourism, offering compelling, immersive experiences that increase physical activity.

Follow Cybershoes’ journey and stay updated about their advancements via their website, Keep up with their latest news on social media: Twitter, Facebook and the company CEO’s LinkedIn.

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