Almost a month ago Cybershoes launched a Kickstarter crowd-funding campaign for its latest model, one that’s compatible with the Oculus Quest platform. The campaign proved to be an instant hit and has now easily exceeded its original goal by double the amount.
Cybershoes aimed to secure $30,000 USD and achieved that without a problem, on the first day in fact. Now almost four weeks later the Kickstarter sits on just over $76,000 with two weeks still left to go. An impressive feat considering the festive period.
Whilst it’s unlikely to get anywhere near virtual reality (VR) locomotion competitor Kat Walk C which raised a staggering $1.6 million during the summer, Cybershoes has done what it needed to bring the product to market.
Just like the original PC version, the Oculus Quest edition is all about making immersive movement comfortable and natural whilst not taking up too much space. The difference with this model is the addition of the Bluetooth module – the CyQuest – which attaches to the front of the standalone headset. This not only enables the shoes to connect but also offers a speed slider to tweak how sensitive the shoes are.
Now depending on your past affiliation with Cybershoes there are a couple of options when it comes to the backers tiers. If you already own a pair of Cybershoes for your PC VR headset then head to the $49 reward which is just for the CyQuest receiver, this is all you need for Oculus Quest compatibility and its discounted for the campaign.
If you’re new to Cybershoes then you’ll need the full kit which comes with the Cyberchair and Cybercarpet. The Early Bird tiers started from $279 but these were limited so may no longer be available.
As for videogame compatibility Arizona Sunshine offers native integration with many more including The Walking Dead: Saints and Sinners working with the shoes.
VRFocus went hands-on with the Cybershoes for Oculus Quest so you can read our impressions here. Come back here further updates.
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