October 5, 2017 (New York, NY – Aix-en-Provence, France) – 3dRudder’s new VR Unleashed mode for the Oculus Rift takes the space limitations out of your room-scale VR experience – even when playing games in small, confined spaces.
VR Unleashed mode for the Oculus Rift is the newest addition to functionalities offered by the 3dRudder foot-powered controller for games and virtual reality. Control your motion intuitively with your feet when sitting, leaving your hands free to grab hand controllers. The video below gives an overview of the incredible combination of movements enabled by the 3dRudder in the fascinating, Oculus only, AirCar VR experience.
The 3dRudder VR Unleashed mode for the Oculus Rift:
- No physical boundaries. Move beyond tiny apartment spaces. Simply stay seated at your couch or desk and use your feet to get you where you want to go.
- No teleportation. Move naturally where you want to go and enjoy a fluid immersion experience.
- Use your 3dRudder foot controller to move, and your hand controllers to shoot, grab, hold, etc.
- Play for longer periods of time with minimized fatigue because you stay seated and use your feet.
- Compatible with Oculus Rift games purchased on the Oculus store
- Compatible with Windows PC systems, games, hand controllers
- Weighs less than four pounds, has a slim profile, and easily slides out of sight when not in use
- $179 at 3dRudder.com, Amazon and coming soon to major retailers
VR Unleashed for the Oculus Rift is offered today in open source as a standalone application. It will ultimately be integrated into the user-friendly customizable 3dRudder Dashboard. To experience 3dRudder’s 360 motion in your favorite Oculus game, download the free VR Unleashed mode for the Oculus Rift at: https://3drudder.github.io/3dRudderUnleashedVR_Oculus/
About the 3dRudder Dashboard – Easy to use. Easy to customize.
The 3dRudder foot controller includes a user-friendly PC-only customizable Dashboard that lets you keep your 3dRudder always up-to-date, choose your mode and configure motions and preferences. Add your favorite games’ configurations and switch between modes with just a few clicks:
VR Unleashed for HTC Vive mode – Move freely without space limitations in room-scale games bought on SteamVR, leaving hands free to throw, shoot, grab, push, pull and more.
Keyboard mode – Most commonly used to configure video games with as many as eight keys; adjust sensitivity (acceleration, etc.); assign different keyboard strokes for individual games; compatible with keyboard-supported PC games, such as Steep, World of Tanks, Minecraft and more.
Mouse mode – For use with most Windows-based software and web browsing with Windows 7, 8 or 10. Left foot = left click, right foot = right click. Tweak the parameters for speed, scrolling and other mouse functions. Mouse mode is ideal for people with hand pain from arthritis or carpal tunnel syndrome and for individuals with disabilities affecting mobility of the upper limbs.
Joystick and Hotas mode – Use the 3dRudder as a joystick or an Hotas to navigate in Google Earth, travel in Flight Simulator, or fly your vessel in Star Citizen. Standard mode also enables intuitive motion in VR games that integrate 3dRudder and in applications that support joystick controllers, leaving hands free to grab, shoot, pull or perform other functions.
3dRudder was founded in 2014 in Marseille, France and has an office in New York, NY. The flagship product of the same name, 3dRudder, is a foot-powered movement controller, providing the most natural way to move in a 360° VR and 3D environment. For gamers, designers, architects, and professionals who want to do more in their 3D digital environments, 3dRudder keeps your hands free and enables total immersion in a virtual reality.