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A VR simulator

Expected later this year

Don't make room for it in your finished basement

The rig

Arm controls

Let's test it out!

Here we go

And we're in VR

Getting used to the controls

Still testing

High flying

Hypersuit, a Paris-based startup, has spent the past year developing this VR simulation rig and showed it off at the CES Unveiled event Tuesday night.

The piece is meant to engage the whole body in a flying VR game the company created, allowing someone to feel more immersed in the experience. "We want the player to be in the game," Hypersuit co-founder Tom Sicard said. "Not just through his eyes, but his whole body."

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The demo used an HTC Vive VR headset, as well as a fan to bolster that flying feeling.

The company said it plans to start offering the Hypersuit in mid-2017.

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Hypersuit's Sicard said his company doesn't expect to sell the piece directly to consumers. Instead, the company plans to offer Hypersuit as rentals to theme parks, malls, movie theaters and casinos.

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Here's a look at the full rig. No details yet on specific pricing.

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A user can control where he flies in virtual reality by moving around these arm controls.

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Here's our very own Scott Stein getting ready to test out the Hypersuit.

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OK, Scott needs a bit of help figuring out the controls.

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Fine, he needs a lot of help.

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Looks like he's got the hang of it now.

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