On Friday, Virtuix, the maker of the Omni virtual reality treadmill, announced a joint venture with Hero Entertainment, a billion-dollar Chinese game publisher and developer of Crisis Action, the most popular mobile first-person shooter game in China with more than 400 million players. Hero willÂ convert Crisis Action to VR gameplay
Virtual reality equipment makerÂ Virtuix hostedÂ the first ever multiplayer virtual realityÂ game tournament at CESÂ in Las Vegas. Four gamers played on Omni multi-directional treadmills that formed the Omni Arena, with HTC Vive headsets strapped on and with each player armed with a replica gun. “We feel that active virtual reality is the
The world’s leading virtual reality treadmill, the Virtuix Omni, has begun shipping the devices to its Kickstarter backers last month, sawÂ aroundÂ $15 million worth of interest from individual investors through SeedInvest, andÂ won at Top Pick Award from Tom’s Hardware at the CES show in Las Vegas (see video below). The company
When it comes to investing in early-stage companies, you’re either “friends and family,” an angel investor accredited with the Securities and Exchange Commission, or a venture capitalist. In the past, average people have been shut out of the process because such investments, while potentially extremely lucrative, are also extremely risky.
Virtuix, the company that makes an omni-directional treadmill designed to work with the Oculus Rift, announced a $3 million investment round today. The company raised $1.1 million in aÂ successfulÂ Kickstarter campaign last summer. The Omni is currently available for preorder, at prices starting at $500, with deliveryÂ slated for September. The investors