Shanghai, China – 11/13/2014 MUEV360’s TRED Virtual Reality Treadmill premiered to over 700 cyber cafe owners coming from all corners of China. The event was originally for the sales of the Xbox and was covered by over 20 media outlets including CCTV and PPTV, but showcased other products including the TRED by MUEV360. At the end of the event, cyber cafe owners expressed huge interest in the TRED believing it to be essential in revitalizing their industry.
China had 1.1 million registered cybercafe licensees in 2011 according to The Ministry of Culture but the industry has been in severe decline due to cheaper home computing, faster home internet lines and mobile games that are more convenient. Cyber cafes have been looking for options to revive their industry with little to no avail, with some transforming into full fledged coffee shops and others going as far as hiring pretty girls to sit next to customers while they surf the net. These measures have proven quite unsuccessful and the industry is still looking for options. On November 11, 2014 they finally met the virtual reality (VR) experience.
Many cyber cafe owners now believe that the VR industry is the next stage of internet gaming, agree that it’s still too expensive for the Chinese public but viable for their businesses much like when computers were first introduced two decades ago. With a maturing Chinese market many of the younger generation are growing up with values, beliefs and interests similar to their western counterparts and internet gaming is already fully entrenched into their lives. The industry knows this and China seems to be on the way to adopting virtual reality on a large scale in the near future.
Online Gamers in China 2013
Billion Yuan Industry Worth 2013
or USD$ 13 billion
Cyber cafes in China 2011
not including Hong Kong, Macau, Taiwan
China Global Gaming Revenue Share 2013
Year China will surpass North America in Gaming Revenue
Kowloon, Hong Kong – 12/31/2014 – MUEV360 a new gaming equipment design company today officially announces the launch of the TRED a virtual reality omni-directional / 360 degree gaming treadmill for pre-order on their website.
The TRED allows users to fully immerse themselves into virtual worlds by controlling their avatars via the users own physical movements much like the real version of the robot controllers in the movie Pacific Rim. However, the TRED is the size of a recliner, less constraining and needs only one person to use it. The TRED can sense walking, running, jumping, crouching and strafing allowing users to play virtually any game originally intended for a keyboard.
The TRED utilizes motion capture technology which is what sets it apart. The current version allows for the sensing of lower body movements but future upgrade accessories will allow players to also control hand movements such as creating a Kamehameha like Goku the Super Saiyan or throwing a punch like a boxer in the ring. Supporters will be issued a rebate so they can purchase the upgrade accessory at a discount when it comes out in late 2015. With this upgrade accessory the TRED will truly evolve into a full body motion sensing gaming system and treadmill making the possibilities endless.
The uses for the TRED are not limited to gaming and can be expanded into to training simulation, medical rehabilitation, health training, educational experiences, virtual tours and convention attendance. Many governmental medical, military and education agencies have already begun researching the use of the harnessed treadmill. Users can walk unlimitedly in one direction in a virtual environment yet never leave their real and original position. The design and size of the treadmill is an obvious space and cost saver for many of these institutions.
The TRED is designed with a contour platform and a free movement waist harness so users’ feet can slide back into position naturally yet keep the player safe from harm and allowing for unhindered movement respectively. The designers have invested long hours into the design and know that the successful launch of the TRED will depend on its’ supporters.
As a bonus to early supporters all purchases will immediately be shipped a X-Rover gun controller that can be used on PC’s, Playstations and the Xbox, making the wait a little more bearable. Early supporters can opt out of the gun controller and get a $80 rebate for each friend referred making the TRED extremely more affordable.
MUEV360 is a culmination of gamers and hobbyists that were looking to build something they would love and for themselves. Coming from all walks of life, the MUEV360 team is in the fiber of their skins geared towards creating amazing virtual reality experiences at an affordable price.
Rebated Price: $379.95
Referral Rebate: $80.00
Retail Price: $459.95
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