It was only a matter of time before virtual riding became a reality. We just spotted a Sony PSVR accessory on AMAZON. Called the VirZoom Virtual Reality Bike, it’s presently available for pre-order. The bike will be released on October 28, 2016, only a couple of days after the launch of PlayStation VR.
Besides Sony PlayStation VR, the device can also be used with Oculus Rift and HTC Vive. It’ll cost you some $399.99. Moreover, Cokem International (the maker) plans for mobile VR support in the near future.
Check out the three hundred locations in North America where PlayStation VR demos are being held currently.
The bike comes with integrated wireless sensors that track all your movement. So the faster you’ll pedal the bike in the real world, the faster you’ll move in the virtual one. Like a bicycle, you’ll require leaning your body on the right and left to steer the bike. Handlebar consists of action buttons, triggers, and d-pad that promises users an advanced game-play.
The official product description reads:
The solution to locomotion in VR has arrived. VirZOOM Exercise Games: The AAA VirZOOM game development team has created games with 5 avatar worlds and countless mini-games. Enjoy motivating and evolving challenges that come included with your VZ bike controller. Lasso bandits, fly a Pegasus, shoot tanks, race cars and hover in a helicopter – all under your own power. VirZOOM supports major VR headsets with position tracking. Lean any direction to move your way through the virtual world.
The bike has 24″ X 26″ footprint and weighs 39 lbs. It can easily support players with heights from 4’4″ to 6’2″ and weighing up to 260 lbs. It even folds up for easy storage. Cokem offers 1 Year Limited Warranty on frame, 90-day Limited Warranty on components.