Cybershoes announced full integration with Doom3Quest, alongside the launch of a new Indiegogo campaign to pre-order the device after a successful Kickstarter campaign.
Cybershoes have been around for quite a while now — we first tried them out for PC VR over two years ago, and more recently tried the updated model with support for Oculus Quest and Quest 2. In essence, Cybershoes attach to your feet and let you walk around in VR by moving them on the spot.
While the Quest does support roomscale tracking and physical movement, using Cybershoes would allow you to play sitting down or without worrying about the size of your playspace or your Guardian boundaries. The physical movement of your legs and feet may also help those who suffer from motion sickness, as an alternative to artificial movement using a thumbstick. After trying them last year, David noted that the Cybershoes worked reliability and effectively, but still failed to see the use cases unless it was for a comfort or accessibility reason.
Back in December, Cybershoes launched a Kickstarter campaign that finished with $98,000 raised — triple the original fundraising goal. Some users who already owned the Cybershoes kit for PC could get an adapter for Quest for $50. Alternatively, the full setup cost $300 with Quest compatibility, including the floor pad, spinning chair, receiver and the shoes themselves.
Cybershoes are now launching a second fundraising campaign through Indiegogo, which it claims will essentially allow people to pre-order units if they missed out on the Kickstarter. The estimated delivery for Kickstarter backers was April 2021, so it seems likey that Indiegogo backers probably won’t see their kits until after that.
Additionally, Cybershoes announced “full integration” with Doom3Quest, the sideloaded port of Doom 3’s single player campaign by modder DrBeef and his team. “We can’t wait until our backers are able to get their hands, or feet, on the product and feel what it’s like to use their natural body movements to navigate a doomed research facility on Mars and experience Doom3Quest in VR,” said Cybershoes CEO Michael Bieglmayer in a prepared statement.
You can see the Cybershoes in action, with full Doom3Quest integration, in the new trailer embedded above.