Since FitXR’s rebranding for Oculus Quest during the summer, the British virtual reality (VR) developer behind the title has continually enhanced the experience with new updates. The latest one to arrive has now added a bunch of features including a new environment and gameplay mode.
Offering a breath of fresh air from the normal FitXR studio setting, you can now choose to workout in the Sky Park; an urban rooftop space with views of the city skyline.
For those that want to tweak the gameplay FitXR now offers glove adjustment so you can reposition your gloves to create improved calibration. Helpful when delving into the new Streak Mode. Here you can select between Training Mode – where any successful punch is counted – or Power Mode, where only explosive punches count towards a streak.
“We’re really pleased to bring a new environment to FitXR fans and continue to improve the experience for our community through our latest update,” said Sameer Baroova, Co-Founder of FitXR in a statement. “This update is the first of many to come and continues our aim of constantly evolving and improving our virtual studio to create the most immersive and engaging fitness experience possible. We’re confident we can continue to make each workout a unique experience for players so exercising on FitXR is fun, exciting, and effective at its core.”
There are also a bunch of small tweaks such as improved hit detection, more accurate recording of statistics, and an improved filtering system for selecting between different types of workout and classes.
In its original review, VRFocus said: “As an addition to your workout routine FitXR has plenty to offer. It’s like a drill instructor where everything is done by the book because the system is tried and tested. While the title doesn’t have the flair of Synth Riders or the sheer insanity that is Beat Saber’s Expert+ it can still hold its own in the VR fitness world.”
Last week, They announced that FitXR won the Most Promising XR Startups category in the inaugural The Better-Than-Reality Awards.