A group of Korean students has developed a virtual reality rig that can be used to play Overwatch. The rig, which they have made a short video to show off, allows players to move about by leaning, carry a physical toy gun that can be reloaded, and even punch enemies by actually using their hands.
The components of the build include a Samsung Gear VR headset, Arduino chips, and a beefy PC. There is some input lag as the player's movements are fed through the system of electronics and software that allows actions to be taken in the game, but this is only to be expected with such an early prototype. The rig resembles the workings of a Virtuix Omni treadmill, although it does not allow you to physically walk in your direction of travel.
What do you think of this setup? Will VR FPS games be a thing of the future, or are they doomed to be a niche hobby? Let us know in the comments below!
Source: PC Gamer