CES 2019: 3dRudder Brings Its Foot-Based Motion Controller To PSVR

by Jamie Feltham • January 6th, 2019

3dRudder thinks its foot-based motion controller is a perfect fit for PSVR. Meet the 3dRudder PSVR edition.

The company today announced a new version of its device designed specifically for Sony’s headset. 3dRudder consists of a circular platform players put their feet on whilst seated. They then tilt their feet in the direction they want to move in VR. The idea is to simulate movement in a more convincing and comfortable way. Check out the PSVR version in the new trailer below.

3dRudder says that over 20 games will support the kit, though right now just 7 are listed on its website. They include some well-known titles like Ultrawings, Sairento and the excellent Red Matter. The main attraction, though, is the upcoming PSVR port of Carbon Studios’ The Wizards. That support will be shown off at CES in Las Vegas this week.

We reviewed the original 3dRudder for PC VR back in 2017. We said it was ‘surprisingly accurate’ and could be of use to those that suffer from simulation sickness. The PSVR version will live and die by the kind of support it gets, though. The current list is a decent start but if games like Resident Evil 7, Firewall and Skyrim VR got support then this could be a winner.

It’s not cheap, though. 3dRudder PSVR costs $119 and is expected to arrive in April. Would you be willing to throw down the extra cash if it meant making VR a bit more immersive?

We’re at CES next week, so we’ll let you know if we get a chance to try it out.

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