I am surprised at how long it has taken to make real advancements in virtual reality gaming. It seems the technology has been around for years, yet no product has really gained a foothold. Microsoft Kinect, the fastest growing consumer device, has largely been a bust for adventure or first person gaming.
Finally some hope is on the horizon. The Oculus Rift virtual reality headset has been on the horizon for a couple years now, and it looks to be close to be on the market – with a price point rumored to be around $500. Couple this with the promise of the Omni Treadmill – and it looks like there is hope for a mass market virtual reality gaming setup.
What I like about the Treadmill is how simple it is – its not a treadmill – its just a sensor platform. It seems to me if this product gains momentum, they could get the price down to a nice level – maybe a few hundred dollars?
So in the next few years – could I dare envision a world where you can pick up an Oculus Rift and Omni Treadmill for under $500? If that was to happen, that could be a huge change in the world of home entertainment.