Add-On Makes VR Skateboarding Feel Real

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Add-On Makes VR Skateboarding Feel Real
September 18, 2016
Despite the fact that Tokyo has rolled out its own virtual reality arcade earlier this year, U.S. VR companies are still slow to warm to the idea. But these new VR accessories from Futuretown might change a few minds. A new trailer released by the company shows a VR headset user on top of a horse-like mount, a motorcycle-style mount and a swiveling skateboard platform, all of which correspond to objects being used in different VR environments by the gamer. We haven't had a chance to try the devices, but the trailer does a great job of making the experience look even more immersive than usual. If these accessories are even remotely affordable, they could help increase the speed of mainstream adoption of VR. The video also indicates compatibility with the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive, but the company's website says that the VR accessories won't be available until 2017.

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