After successful crowdfunding campaigns in 2020, Cybershoes, the world’s first shoes for walking and running in virtual reality, are now available to purchase on Amazon at a price of $349. Now, VR enthusiasts in the United States can turn their natural foot movement into in-game VR motions in several Oculus Quest games utilizing Oculus Quest and Quest 2 headsets.
Furthermore, a number of new Oculus Quest games are integrating Cybershoes as a locomotion option. Gamers can utilize full Cybershoe integration to race through the bow-and-arrow action roguelite In Death: Unchained starting today. Cybershoes now also work with The Wizards – Dark Times, the sequel to Carbon Studio’s critically acclaimed VR spellcaster The Wizards.
These titles are perfectly suited for Cybershoes, which removes the need to use the joystick for movement. Cybershoes give players the freedom to focus their hands and thumbs on gameplay, letting their feet do the literal walking.
To see this in action, check out YouTuber Soul Fox Gaming’s use Cybershoes to attempt a speedrun of The Wizards – Dark Times below:
Full integration and optimization for other popular titles is coming soon as well, including the roguelite dungeon crawler Ancient Dungeon when it launches into Early Access later this year. Cybershoes and Team Beef have also continued to work together to bring natural locomotion to the studio’s Quest ports of classic shooters.
This includes RTCWQuest, a VR mod of the classic Return To Castle Wolfenstein, as well as QuestZDoom, a mod that brings classic Doom games like Ultimate Doom, Doom64, and more into virtual reality. Cybershoes integration in both RTCWQuest and QuestZDoom will go live via SideQuest in the next few weeks.
To demonstrate the power of in-game locomotion, Cybershoes has organized a tournament in collaboration with the VR Master League (VRML) and the Between Realities podcast! On May 29, three teams of three prominent VR YouTubers each will compete in the military competitive multiplayer shooter VR game Contractors while using their Cybershoes.
The three teams will be captained by Gamertag VR, Soul Fox Gaming, and ProperD, respectively. Casting the tournament is VRML’s own @TheNightFiree. Interested fans can tune in via the participating YouTube channels, and look forward to seeing highlights and further details on the Cybershoes YouTube channel.
Source: Cybershoes, Amazon