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A group of science club students at a Korean high school have developed a gaming system for Overwatch players to bring out their inner Soldier: 76.

The technology consists of a 360-degree body rig and a gun peripheral that are paired with what appears to be a Samsung VR headset. The rig is similar to other VR treadmills except it has no treadmill base, instead relaying on the user’s shifting weight which is picked up by straps and sensors around the hip. The VR headset seems relatively standard, as does the gun peripheral, the buttons of which are remapped to various Overwatch commands.

The students posted a video of the full set-up in action, demonstrating how it can be used to play Soldier: 76 in Overwatch. All of the character’s abilities appear to be accessible in the set-up, such as jumping or using the Ultimate ability by touching the headset, with only a slight responsiveness lag. Half of the video gives a rudimentary breakdown of the technology used before jumping into the action.

While this isn’t the conventional way to play Overwatch, it seems far more practical than playing with some bananas.

Source: Akshon eSports

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Nick didn’t start gaming until mid-2006. Once his parents finally allowed a console into the house, it was all uphill from there. Starting out with a PS2, he grew an affinity for Sony consoles and moved on to the PS3, and now the PS4. He keeps his gaming palette wide, but, gun to his head, he’d have to say shooters are his genre of choice. Find him on Twitter @idole808

Virtual reality rig lets Korean students become Overwatch heroes

This custom Overwatch setup will have you shouting, "Tactical VR activated!"

By Nick Plessas | 01/9/2017 03:30 PM PT

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A group of science club students at a Korean high school have developed a gaming system for Overwatch players to bring out their inner Soldier: 76.

The technology consists of a 360-degree body rig and a gun peripheral that are paired with what appears to be a Samsung VR headset. The rig is similar to other VR treadmills except it has no treadmill base, instead relaying on the user’s shifting weight which is picked up by straps and sensors around the hip. The VR headset seems relatively standard, as does the gun peripheral, the buttons of which are remapped to various Overwatch commands.

The students posted a video of the full set-up in action, demonstrating how it can be used to play Soldier: 76 in Overwatch. All of the character’s abilities appear to be accessible in the set-up, such as jumping or using the Ultimate ability by touching the headset, with only a slight responsiveness lag. Half of the video gives a rudimentary breakdown of the technology used before jumping into the action.

While this isn’t the conventional way to play Overwatch, it seems far more practical than playing with some bananas.

Source: Akshon eSports

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About Nick Plessas

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Nick didn’t start gaming until mid-2006. Once his parents finally allowed a console into the house, it was all uphill from there. Starting out with a PS2, he grew an affinity for Sony consoles and moved on to the PS3, and now the PS4. He keeps his gaming palette wide, but, gun to his head, he’d have to say shooters are his genre of choice. Find him on Twitter @idole808