Stepping Foot On Mars Is Now Possible Thanks To The Oculus Rift and Virtuix Omni

Setting foot on a faraway planet is a dream that mankind has shared for eons, and maybe one day it’ll happen, but the chances of it happening in our lifetime is virtually nonexistent, at least those of us who are not involved with NASA.

Thankfully, NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory are giving us the next best thing: a reasonable facsimile. Made possible with gaming tech’s most recent, high profile bosom buddies: the Oculus Rift and Virtuix Omni.

We’ve featured the kooky combo a couple times already, and most will agree that the set up seems novel, but not entire conducive to serious game playing. Though what NASA proposes makes a lot more sense:

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