Virtual reality just got one step closer (get it?).
To help you get where you’re going in-game, a number of omnidirectional treadmills have popped up over the last year or two. The latest addition to their ranks is something called Infinadeck, and it could very well be the best of the bunch.
What sets Infinadeck apart from treadmills like Virtuix Omni is that it doesn’t come with any special shoes or other gear. You simply hop on and start touring around in whatever VR world you’d like. As well as being more convenient, this means that any of your friends who want to test out your rig can play too. The Infinadeck also has a larger surface than its competition, allowing you to take longer, more natural strides.
With a surface that moves beneath your feet (as opposed to a slick surface that eliminates friction), the Infinadeck can actually alter your perception of the ground you’re walking along. Climbing virtual hills will feel harder than strolling down a lane. Walking down a steep slope will have you worrying about your footing.
No information on pricing to back up the claim it’s “affordable.”