Sony Unveils Next-Gen ‘Orb’ VR Controller For PS5

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The company also briefly mentioned a new controller which will employ “key features found in the DualSense wireless controller.”. Earlier today, Sony offered us our first look at this next-gen VR controller and the design is interesting, to say the least.

Sony Patents Valve Index-Like VR Controller With Finger Tracking

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A recently-published patent from Sony Interactive Entertainment suggests that the company is working on a new VR motion controller, similar to those for the Valve Index. Could this be a new PSVR 2 controller? ” New PSVR 2 Controllers?

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Sony Unveils Next-gen VR Motion Controller for PS5

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In preparation for the reveal of its next VR headset, Sony today gave a first look at its next-gen VR controller for use with PS5, something that appears very similar to Oculus’ Touch controller. Close-up of lower controller hilt | Image courtesy Sony.

‘HairTouch’ VR Controller Lets You Pet A Virtual Cat Because Why Not?

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By controlling the length and direction of a small patch of fake fur mounted below the users index finger, the device is able to replicate the feeling of petting a small furry animal in VR. The post ‘HairTouch’ VR Controller Lets You Pet A Virtual Cat Because Why Not?

Japanese Convenience Stores To Begin Employing VR-Controlled Robots

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Imagine walking into your local convenience store only to find the usual checkout person had been replaced by a remote-controlled robot operated in VR by a human being located hundreds of miles away. News Family Mart Remote-Controlled Robot Telexistence Telexistence Inc.

SteamVR Dashboard Update Adds Individual Window Focus & Controller Docking

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Now you can choose to display specific applications instead of your entire desktop, and you can dock window views to your controllers which will persist inside your VR application.

You Can Now Buy Valve Index Controller & Tether Replacements

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Accidentally breaking a motion controller or finding out your all-important headset cable has been chewed through by a pet can ruin anyone’s day, especially for a device as costly as Valve Index. Now Valve has made replacements controllers and headset tethers available for purchase.

Etee Is A Lightweight Finger-Sensing VR Controller With No Trigger

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During CES in January I tried a pair of controllers called “etee” that were lightweight with finger-sensing features. As I held them in my hands, a laptop screen showed which gestures and movements the controllers recognized.

Gear VR Controller Review

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Well over two years since the first Gear VR headset was launched (but just a few months after Google’s Daydream VR headset launched) Samsung is launching a motion controller for Gear VR which adds a new layer of interactivity and brings the headset’s input scheme in line with Daydream. Samsung seemed to agree that this is the way to go when it comes to input for mobile VR headsets, and is launching on April 21st the new Gear VR Controller priced at $39.

Etee Kickstarter Launches for Finger-tracking Controller with SteamVR Tracking

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London-based hardware startup TG0 has launched a Kickstarter campaign for the Etee dev kit, a VR controller with integrated SteamVR Tracking. TG0 positions the controller’s button-less design and finger tracking as its main attractions.

Ride Your Real Bike In The Virtual World With The Blync VR Controller

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Kindona Limited, a small group engineers and designers lead by Izuchukwu Okongwu, is currently in development of a VR-enabled bike controller that will allow you to navigate virtual worlds from the seat of your real-world bicycle.

This Oculus Quest Controller Charging Station Replaces Your Faceplates

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This Oculus Quest controller charging station might have a fix for you. As it stands right now, each Quest controller uses a single AA battery, which you’ll often find runs out mid-session. That takes care of the controllers, but what about the headset itself?

Antilatency Announces Oculus Quest Support, SDK, Custom 6DoF Controller

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The company’s custom tracking solutions now offer a ceiling set up, alongside a custom six degrees of freedom (6DOF) controller, ideal for enterprise solutions and implementation at location-based VR experiences.

The best gun controllers for PC games

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With the right gun controller you can enable more realistic play with VR games and other accessories. Computing Gaming Virtual Reality best gun controller gun controllers gun light controller PC Gaming VR VR gun controller

Etee SteamVR Controller Creators Share ‘Half-Life: Alyx’ Gameplay and Q&A

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Etee, the finger-tracking VR controller with SteamVR Tracking, has nearly reached its Kickstarter goal with plenty of time to spare. The Etee Kickstarter launched on April 1st, 2020, setting out to raise £45,900 (~$56,000) for Etee controller dev kits.

Huawei Motion Controller Patent May Point to Greater VR Ambitions

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A patent registered with the Chinese intellectual property office (CNIPA) showing a very Oculus Touch-like motion controller may point to the company’s growing VR ambitions however. The post Huawei Motion Controller Patent May Point to Greater VR Ambitions appeared first on Road to VR.

Nreal AR Glasses To Get Controller-Free Hand Tracking Soon

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Nreal Light AR glasses will get controller-free hand tracking in a near-future software update, thanks to a partnership with Qualcomm-backed Clay AIR. Controller-Free Hand Tracking. You can still opt for 6DoF controllers via Finch if you want, for an extra $200.

Tactical Haptics SaberGrip Controller Takes VR Sword Fights And Fishing To The Next Level

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VR/AR haptic feedback specialists Tactical Haptics this week revealed a new addition to its lineup of haptic controllers designed specifically for VR sword fighting, fishing, and tool training. Sliding plates and a cylindrical form-factor offer a more engaging haptic eperience.

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New Quest Controller Charging Station Launches Kickstarter Campaign

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Back in January, we wrote about the reveal of a new charging station for your Oculus Quest controllers. The company says the kit’s design stemmed from its own need for a fast charging solution for Quest controllers based on work with VR arcades.

Valve Unveils Third Evolution Of Knuckles Controllers

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A smaller upgrade when compared to the massive changes brought on by the EV2 model, this latest update improves upon the EV2’ already solid design with a variety of improvements to the controllers’ ergonomic design and battery life. Alongside these controller improvements comes an updated SteamVR Knuckles tech demo. The post Valve Unveils Third Evolution Of Knuckles Controllers appeared first on VRScout. News Knuckle EV3 Devkit steamvr Valve Knuckle Controllers

Control tips and tricks

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Puzzles, combat, and everything in between; getting started in Control is trickier than it seems. Here are 10 Control tips and tricks to get you started. Gaming control Control Guide remedy entertainment third-person shooter

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Valve Reveals More Detail on ‘Knuckles’ Motion Controllers

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Valve has lifted the veil somewhat on its Knuckles controllers, first revealed as a prototype last October at the company’s annual Steam Dev Days conference. In a blog post today, Valve showed off some specs of the Knuckles dev kit alongside a button-map of the device, revealing the controllers will have multiple capacitive sensors to allow for some basic 5-finger tracking. Some is sure to change before commercial release of the Knuckles controllers.

Table Tennis In VR Gets 3D Printed Paddle For Oculus Touch Controllers

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A project developed by mechanical engineers Florian Auté and Alexis Roseillier resulted in a 3D printed paddle, grip and holder for an Oculus Touch controller. So modifications to the controller would be needed to make that happen.

Google Demonstrates Promising Low-cost, Mobile Inside-out Controller Tracking

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A number of standalone VR headsets will be hitting the market in 2018, but so far none of them offer positional (AKA 6DOF) controller input, one of the defining features of high-end tethered headsets. But we could see that change in the near future, thanks to research from Google which details a system for low-cost, mobile inside out VR controller tracking. We do not require additional markers or hardware beyond a standard IMU based controller.”

Valve: Some Optional Half-Life: Alyx Interactions Only Possible With Index Controllers

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Valve’s upcoming VR game Half-Life: Alyx works with all tracked PC VR game controllers, but some optional interactions are only possible with the company’s own Index Controllers. Owners of the original Vive controllers can replace them with Index Controllers for $279.

New PS5 Controller Patent Has Larger Triggers But Is Missing Light Bar

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A new patent filed to a Japanese patent office revealed some possible minor details about the next iteration of Sony’s DualShock controller, to be launched alongside the PlayStation 5 in the 2020 holiday season. The new controller, which will be presumably called the DualShock 5, looks quite similar to the DualShock 4, with a few minor differences. However, most importantly, the new DS5 patent is also missing the light bar from the DS4 controller.

Best Nintendo Switch GameCube controller adapters

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You can use GameCube controllers with just about every Nintendo Switch game -- but first you need an adapter. Buying Guides Gaming Best of GameCube controller GameCube Controller Adapters Nintendo Switch nintendo Switch controller Tier 4

Dual-Folding Fan Controller Brings The Sensation Of Weight To VR

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German engineers have created a VR controller that gives you the sensation of weight in VR. Haptic feedback from your controllers plays a pretty big role in your VR experience. Hit an object with your virtual hand and the controllers will quickly vibrate, giving you that sensation of two objects colliding; take a punch from Clubber Lang in Creed: Rise to Glory , and you’ll feel your controller rumble.

Watch: Sony Reveals Research On Next-Gen Finger-Tracked VR Controllers

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Past patents have suggested that Sony is working on finger-tracking for a new VR motion controller, possibly PlayStation Move 2, to be paired with an unannounced PSVR 2 headset. Watch the video below – this could well be the basis forSony next-gen PlayStation Move 2 VR controllers.

Oculus Firmware Reveals New Touch Controller, Referencing Improvements To Tracking, Finger Sensing, Haptics

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A driver found by a VR developer in Oculus Quest’s firmware reveals new Touch-like VR controllers which may feature improvements to tracking, haptics, and finger sensing. A reference to ‘Oculus Jedi Controller For Oculus Del Mar’ was also discovered in the Oculus Mobile SDK.

Developer Shows Microsoft’s VR Controllers in Action

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Earlier this week we shared our first hands-on with Microsoft’s VR controllers , but at the time the company didn’t allow us to document the session with photos or videos. Now, a developer with the controllers has produced a handy overview that shows how they work and gives a glimpse of them in action. Instead they are tracked by cameras on the VR headset (as far as we know, all of the Windows VR headsets will support the controllers).

Developer Videos Show Valve’s Knuckles Controllers in Action

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New footage of Valve’s new ‘Knuckles’ controllers has emerged over the past few days, as developers begin to test out the new device. The ‘next-gen’ SteamVR controller prototypes represent a major advancement over the current Vive motion controllers, with five finger tracking and an ‘open hand’ grip. Valve have not revealed their plans for a consumer version of the Knuckles controllers at this time.

Valve Knuckles Controllers Add Squeezing, Thumbsticks & Finger-Tracking

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The next generation of Valve’s knuckle controllers adds a whole new list of new immersive interactions. Valve has begun rolling out the next evolution of their intuitive knuckle controller prototypes to developers which means a whole bunch of exciting upgrades and additions we being to look forward to. The update also ditches the Micro USB, found on current Vive controllers, in favor of a faster, USB-C connection. Vive Knuckle Controllers

Oculus Quest & Rift S Controller Tracking Patched To Work Near Christmas Trees

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The controller tracking of the Oculus Quest and Rift S needed to be patched to work properly near Christmas trees and other holiday lights. Oculus Touch controllers are built with a constellation of infrared LEDs under the plastic of the tracking ring.

You Can Now Set Up Oculus Quest’s Guardian With Controller-Free Hand Tracking

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Facebook says the latest update, version 16 of the system running Oculus Quest rolling out this week, allows the set up of “your roomscale Guardian boundaries without controllers by using hand tracking instead.”

Oculus Quest Touch Controllers Hit FCC Preceding Spring 2019 Launch

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Oculus Quest may not have a specific release date yet, although now that both the headset and its Touch controllers have undergone FCC testing, there’s little left standing in the way of the headset’s launch this Spring. Now, filings for the controllers from Facebook have appeared at the U.S. FCC documents specifically list the controllers by name, ‘Oculus Touch Controller’, replete with model numbers XH01 (right controller) & XH02 (left controller).

Oculus Quest Hand Tracking Now Activates Automatically When Not Using The Controllers

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Hand Tracking now activates automatically on Oculus Quest when you aren’t using the Touch controllers. Facebook added experimental controller-free hand tracking for Quest in December. To re-enable Touch controllers, you had to either disable the feature or reboot the headset.