Those of you that are looking forward to getting your hands on the consumer version of the Oculus Rift virtual reality headset and would like to make your experience even more immersive, might be worth giving the VRGO virtual reality chair a little more investigation.
The VRGO has been designed to be an affordable VR gaming chair that creates an immersive and responsive experience providing hands-free movement at the touch of a button. Check out gameplay in the videos below.
The innovative VR chair also provides storage space for your virtual reality headset when not in use and is available to back via Kickstarter with early bird pledges starting from just £150.
It’s no secret that one of the biggest issues currently facing the VR industry is that of movement within the Virtual world. CTO Oculus VR – John Carmack “Stick yaw control is such VR poison — swivel chair/stand or don’t play”
President of Sony – Shuhei Yoshida “The biggest design challenge for me as a gamer and the future of VR is how to solve the right analogue stick issue” Moving away from stick yaw control, w,a,s,d, and mouse inputs and towards hands free alternatives, we can unlock new experiences that allow for deeper levels of presence. Sadly past efforts to provide a device that reaches these high standards have proven to be clunky, unresponsive, expensive and simply not practical for the average home. Until now.
For more information on the new VRGO virtual reality chair jump over to the Kickstarter website for details.