The Singapore-based startup behind the upcoming PC VR headset DecaGear, Megadodo Simulation Games, announced the sales figures totaling over $350,000 for its hip-based VR locomotion device DecaMove product’s month-long pre-order campaign.
The tiny puck-like device is designed to enhance navigation in virtual reality by tying the locomotion to your hips. The idea is to shift the control away from the typical methods of hand and head-relative movement. Instead, the device is attached to your belt, uses Bluetooth to transmit data to a dongle, and removes the need for thumbstick-based locomotion.
The product will possibly support SteamVR-compatible headsets, including Valve Index, Oculus Rift S, Oculus Quest (via Link), HP Reverb G2, HTC Vive/Pro, HTC Cosmos, Samsung Odyssey, and DecaGear 1.
“This little accessory allows you to navigate with your body, freeing your hands for interaction and your head to spectate around freely,” the company stated on its website. “Hip based navigation is natural, it brings immersiveness to the next level and also helps to reduce motion sickness. It contributes to the overall posture of your in-game character and will send haptic feedback when you get hit.”
As per the company, over 6,000 DecaMove units for over $350,000 have already been sold. Price at $59 per unit, the buyers can expect the product to be shipped to them starting June 2021.
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