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Team Fortress 2 with Oculus Rift and VR treadmill looks immersive, exhausting

Playing Team Fortress 2 with the Oculus Rift is said to be potentially nauseating, but it looks like it could also be exhausting if you add the Virtuix Omni treadmill, as seen on Road to VR.

The Virtuix Omni is an omnidirectional virtual reality treadmill that allows users to walk or run in any direction and have their movements translated to controlling a character in a game. Virtuix already has videos of the treadmill working with Crysis Warhead and The Elder Scrolls 5: Skyrim, and yesterday the company posted footage of what it calls "true VR" — Team Fortress 2 being played with the Oculus Rift VR headset and the Omni treadmill.

The Omni currently uses Kinect for motion tracking, and actual running speed isn't tied to movement yet, but Virtuix is working on native solutions for both issues, according to Road to VR.

"The action feels like real running," said Jan Goetgeluk, CEO of Virtuix, to Road to VR. "The immersion is intense. I had a former Marine try [Half-Life 2] yesterday, and he was slightly shaking."

Virtuix plans to launch a Kickstarter for the Omni soon.

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