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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.

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.

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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. We do not require additional markers or hardware beyond a standard IMU based controller.”

Microsoft Research Demos Index-Like Haptic VR Controller

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This prototype haptic VR controller from Microsoft Research suggests where Valve’s Index controllers could go next. The controller has a trackpad for your thumb protruding from one side. A New Type Of Haptic VR Controller.

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Hands-on: VR Motion Controller ‘Atraxa’ Offers Promising 6DOF Without Occlusion Issues

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The reference design, dubbed Atraxa , is available either as an enclosed controller, or as three bare PCB components: two trackers, and a single receiver. In fact, Magic Leap is so far the only major headset on the market that makes use of the technology in their Magic Leap Control.

Quest & Rift S Update Brings Controller Tracking Improvements

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While Quest & Rift S surely have the widest controller tracking coverage we’ve from similar inside-out systems, both had notable deadzones when bringing the controllers very close to the headset.

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. It also has a handy strap-tightening system that lets you fit the controller snug, and release with a single hand.

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. Valve have not revealed their plans for a consumer version of the Knuckles controllers at this time.

Batman: Arkham VR Gets Surprise Index Controller Support

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But, all the same, you can now do whatever a Batman can with Valve Index Controller support. The update adds full support for Valve’s new controllers. That means the controller’s finger tracking should work inside the experience. Get ready to thwip Just like Batman!

Nintendo’s Switch VR Labo Kit Includes a Genius Makeshift 6DOF Controller

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One of the accessories might look like a goofy ‘elephant’, but a closer look reveals a genius makeshift 6DOF controller made from some cardboard, stickers, and the Switch’s Joy-Con controllers.

HTC Now Says Vive Cosmos Controller Batteries Should Last 4 To 8 Hours

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Unlike the Oculus Touch controllers, which take one AA battery each, the Cosmos takes two for each controller. This adds a fair amount of weight, but David also found that one pair of batteries only lasted 2-3 hours in a Cosmos controller.

Every Game That Supports Valve Index Controllers (So Far)

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Also arriving this week are the Index Controllers (previously known as the Knuckles controllers). But what games will you actually be able to play with the controllers? Controllers Experiences Gaming Hardware Valve Index VR Headsets VR Industry News Index Controllers valve inde

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. The post Developer Shows Microsoft’s VR Controllers in Action appeared first on Road to VR.

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.

Video: H3VR Gets Valve Index Controller Support

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There’s a moment in Hot Dogs, Horseshoes & Hand Grenades where I pick up a lighter and slide my thumb forward over the controller’s thumbpad button to flip open the metal lid. valve index controllers

Pimax Unveils New Knuckles-style Controller, Supports SteamVR 2.0 Tracking

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Pimax, the company behind the wide field of view “8K” VR headset, today unveiled a new controller design intended to ship alongside their upcoming VR hardware. ” The company still plans on offering both thumbstick and trackpad style controllers.

Facebook Updates Oculus Quest Controller Tracking And Adds Venues

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Oculus Quest owners should see their headsets update within the next few days to a software version with new controller tracking algorithms. Last month, Facebook rolled out an update on its testing channel that dramatically improves controller tracking on the PC-powered Rift S headset.

Multiplayer VR Shooter Telefrag To Get PSVR Aim Controller Support

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Time to dust off the ol’ Aim controller; Anshar Studios’ Telefrag is set to support it. Still, this will no doubt make plenty of PSVR fans happy; the rifle-shaped Aim controller is one of the most immersive ways to jump into VR but precious few games actually support it.

Hands-on: Microsoft’s “Mixed Reality” VR Motion Controllers

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Microsoft debuted the lengthily-named “Windows Mixed Reality motion controllers” back in May, but until now we haven’t had a chance to actually try them out. Microsoft’s VR controllers are designed to let you reach into VR and interact naturally with the virtual world.

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. Since then, the project has evolved into the Drag:on VR controller.

Spider-Man, Ultron Return In Avengers: Damage Control Trailer

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Marvel, ILMxLAB and The Void are launching Avengers: Damage Control next week. It’s never been confirmed if Damage Control is official MCU canon but it could well be, marking this return as one fans won’t want to miss.

Latest Valve Index Controller Firmware Brings Noticeably Improved Finger Tracking

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Those lucky enough to have their hands on Valve’s upcoming VR controllers are reporting noticeably better finger tracking thanks to a new firmware update released yesterday. Some developers with prototypes of the controllers had previously reported issues with the finger tracking.

Oculus ‘Handheld Controller’ Passes FCC Testing, Possible Oculus GO 3DoF Controller

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A mysterious handheld device showed up in an FCC test report recently that may just be the 3DoF controller coming alongside Oculus Go, the company’s upcoming $200 standalone VR headset. controller. In this case, actual images of the controller are set to release in June 2018.

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.

Hands-on: Vive Focus 6DOF Controller Dev Kit

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While the Vive Focus initially launched with a single 3DOF controller, HTC recently announced a dev kit add-on which brings a pair of 6DOF controllers to the standalone headset. Today at a press event in San Francisco we got our first chance to try out the 6DOF controller dev kit.

Valve’s Knuckles Controllers Get Ergonomic Improvements, Begin Arriving at Devs’ Doorsteps

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Having done the core R&D for what would become the Vive controllers, Valve is continuing to iterate on VR input. Though there’s no open application to get your hands on the SteamVR Knuckles dev kit, the new controllers are now shipping to select developers.

6DOF Controller FinchShift to Support Multiple Standalone Headsets via Vive Wave

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Mobile VR motion controller manufacturer Finch Technologies today announced it’s working with Qualcomm and HTC to deliver its six degrees of freedom (6DOF) FinchShift controllers to a multitude of devices supporting Vive Wave. ounces for the controller, and less than 1.9

Oculus Exclusive Games Finally Feel Truly Playable with Index Controllers & Revive

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While it’s long been technically possible to play Oculus exclusive games on Vive and other SteamVR headsets thanks to an unofficial mod called ‘Revive’, the actual experience has always been decidedly clunky due to the significant differences between controller inputs.

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. News Knuckle EV3 Devkit steamvr Valve Knuckle Controllers

The Void Announces Avengers: Damage Control VR Experience, Tickets On Sale Now

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The Void just announced its Marvel VR experience, Avengers: Damage Control. Assemble alongside Earth’s Mightiest Heroes in @Avengers : Damage Control, an all-new virtual reality adventure from @MarvelStudios and @ILMxLAB. Avengers: Damage Control Details. Surprise!

Oculus Now Sells Single Replacement Touch Controllers

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So you got a little out of control last night playing Robo Recall (2017) , and you smashed one of your Touch controllers to smithereens. Available through Oculus’ accessories page , replacement Touch controllers (left or right) are selling for $70 / €90 a piece.

Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 VRDK to Offer Ultrasonic 6DOF Controller Tracking

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Qualcomm’s new Snapdragon 845 VRDK , a VR headset reference design for hardware and software developers, is now offering 6DOF controller input with ultrasonic tracking. The post Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 VRDK to Offer Ultrasonic 6DOF Controller Tracking appeared first on Road to VR.

HTC Just Dropped A Preview Of Their Vive Cosmos Controllers

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And while we’re still waiting on bated breath for any updates on hardware specifications, pricing, and content, HTC today gave us a closer look at the controllers we’ll be using to control this mysterious ‘at home or on-the-go’ headset.

HTC Highlights Vive Cosmos Controllers In New Video

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But this new video gives us another look at its promising controllers. The Vive Cosmos controllers are designed to be used with the headset’s onboard cameras. Take a peek at the new #HTCVIVE COSMOS controllers. The gamer-friendly controls & seamless tracking on the VIVE COSMOS controllers are designed to give you greater control of your VR experience. They look like the L1/R1 and L2/R2 buttons seen on a PlayStation controller.

Google: Don’t Expect 6DOF Controllers for Lenovo Mirage Solo

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If you’re waiting on positionally-tracked controllers for Google’s latest entry into the Daydream platform, the standalone 6DOF VR headset Lenovo Mirage Solo, you probably won’t ever see it, at least not from Google.

Marvel Studios & ILMxLAB Reveal Avengers: Damage Control Location-Based VR Experience

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Set after the events of Avengers: Endgame, Avengers: Damage Control puts players in the shoes of an ordinary guest visiting a Wakandan Outreach Center when the facility is suddenly attacked by an unknown enemy.

Microsoft Reveals Motion Controllers for Mixed Reality Headsets Coming This Holiday

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Today Microsoft has unveiled their Windows Mixed Reality motion controllers. The controllers fill in a major gap in Microsoft’s strategy to become the “most complete platform across the broadest range of mixed reality devices and experiences.”