We really believe that once you get used to moving with DecaMove, it becomes a necessity like electricity or the internet. You will find that you cannot go back to using head or controller orientation. However, as the device tracks a new body part, there is a learning curve and here are a couple of tips to get you started:
- Start by navigating around with your hip, moving only forward with your joystick.
- Once you understand how the hip affects navigation in the game, you can start strafing and moving backwards.
- It doesn’t matter if you play solo games like Saints and Sinners or a multiplayer game like Pavlov; start by simply spectating around, looking for zombies and enemies around you while moving to desired locations.
- When moving around with the hip becomes natural, start to practice hand interactions whilst moving, for example, grab a magazine, load it to your weapon while moving around.
As a general rule, try to move only forward while navigating with the DecaMove, imagine that your joystick’s forward position is just a button toggling between moving forward or not moving at all.
- Lastly, use the DecaMove in-game UI when needed, especially while learning to use it.
DecaMove can help to reduce motion sickness while in virtual reality. It’s a step towards mainstream VR for people who get motion sick while walking around.
We’ve had numerous beta testers confirm that navigating with DecaMove helps with reducing motion sickness. Motion sickness is significantly eliminated when players are walking forward instead of strafing left/right.