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?

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.

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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.

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.

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.”

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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!

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

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

Inside ‘Avengers: Damage Control’, The VOID’s Newest Immersive Experience

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The VOID’s latest immersive experience, Avengers: Damage Control is available now. In Avengers: Damage Control , players will fight robots in Wakanda, get their marching orders from Doctor Strange, fight some more robots in Los Angeles, then take to the skies in a S.H.E.I.L.D.

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 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.

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.

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.

Has the Valve Index (and its controllers) reliability issues?

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According to some rumors, the production initially started in the US, but when the demand got too big, Valve started manufacturing the headsets and controllers via third parties in China. The controllers. A bunch of Valve Index Controllers, with and without comfort modding.