‘Valheim’ VR Mod Now Supports Motion Controls

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Everyone’s favorite Viking simulator can now be played in VR with support for VR motion controls, including Oculus Touch and Valve Index. Available now via Nexusmods, this latest update adds full VRIK support, including individual finger movements depending on the controller.

AXIS Full-Body Controller Makes Motion Capture Easy

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Who needs an old-fashioned controller when you have a perfectly good set of arms and legs? AXIS (Active XR Interface System) is a full-body controller that uses a combination of wireless sensors attached to key points on the body to deliver high-quality motion capture.

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Full Body VR Controller AXIS Launches Kickstarter

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Today, the company launched an official Kickstarter campaign for its wireless full-body motion capture technology, allowing you the chance to pick up your own full-body controller without breaking the bank. The post Full Body VR Controller AXIS Launches Kickstarter appeared first on VRScout.

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?

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?

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.

VR Remote Control Cars Are A Hit In ‘VRChat’

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Digital artist and animator Chris Bradley has loved driving remote control cars since she was a kid. Of course, you can’t control an RC car without an RC car controller. If you’re interested in buying a remote control car, you can pick one up on Gumroad for $4! .

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. Eleven was already available on PC VR but just launched on the Oculus Quest last week.

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.

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

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VR tracking company Antilatency has announced a slew of new hardware and updates to their tracking systems, including support for the Oculus Quest and a new software development kit (SDK) for easy implementation.

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. Oculus revealed Quest in September , announcing that the high-end standalone headset would launch in Spring 2019 priced at $400. Now, filings for the controllers from Facebook have appeared at the U.S. Image courtesy Oculus.

Report: Facebook Working On New Oculus Quest With Improved Design & Controls

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Bloomberg reports Facebook is working on a new, more comfortable Oculus Quest. The current version of the Oculus Quest weighs about 1.25 Reports state Facebook is also exploring 120Hz displays for the new Oculus Quest and improved ergonomic controllers with full finger tracking.

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.

Unofficial Oculus Quest Controller Charging Station Now Available For Order

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ONG Innovations’ Oculus Quest controller charging station is now available to order online for $79. As it stands right now, the Oculus Quest controllers use a single AA battery each.

Oculus Is Now Accepting Submissions For Hand-Tracking Apps On Quest

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This week in a tweet on the Oculus Developers Twitter account, Facebook revealed that they are now officially opening up submissions for hand-tracking apps on the Oculus Quest. For more details, check out the Oculus Developer blog.

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. Oculus Quest should update on its own when turned on and connected to WiFi. Oculus Venues. The service was previously available on Oculus Go and Gear VR.

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

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Facebook seems to be steadily turning the Oculus Quest standalone headset into a more advanced platform with each subsequent update to its system software. You put on the headset and then use the controllers to paint the outline of your available space on the floor.

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.

New Quest Headset, Controllers, & Charging Dock Possibly Revealed in Leaked Videos

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Official tutorial videos uncovered today show a previously unseen Oculus headset, controllers, and charging dock. Four apparent tutorial videos, which Road to VR has independently confirmed to be official in origin, surfaced online Sunday showing a previously unseen Oculus headset.

Another Possible Oculus Quest Pro Leak Shows Headset & Controller Textures

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It looks like there’s another possible Oculus Quest Pro leak ahead of Facebook Connect this week, this time showing off textures that could make up both the headset and controller. New Oculus Quest Pro Leak? Quest Pro + Headstrap + Controllers textures.

Redesigned DecaGear Controllers Revealed

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Megadodo Simulation Games just revealed a pair of redesigned DecaGear controllers for its upcoming PC VR headset with some interesting changes. DecaGear Controllers – With the new menu button, you can say goodbye to typing long emails and passwords in VR.

Carmack Hints At ‘Controller-Free’ SKU For Oculus Headsets

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Facebook may be on a “multi-year path to phasing away” reliance on Oculus Touch controllers and turning them into a “separable feature”, Consulting Oculus CTO John Carmack suggested in recent comments. Next Generation Oculus Hardware.

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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.

Oculus Go Controller-Free Mode Is In The Works

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With no need for a PC or mobile phone to jump into VR, Facebook’s Oculus Go is one of the most accessible headsets on the market right now. There’s an Oculus Go controller-free mode in the works, according to Oculus technical leader John Carmack. Asked if there were any plans to decouple Go from its controller for certain apps, he confirmed that it’s in the works, sort of. Oculus Go VR Industry News controller-free john carmack

Unity Gets Controller-Free Hand Tracking Via Oculus Link For Faster Testing

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The latest update to the Oculus Integration for Unity adds the ability to use Quest’s controller-free hand tracking in the editor. Facebook added experimental controller-free hand tracking for Quest in December.

Oculus Quest Controller-Free Hand Tracking SDK Now Available

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The SDK for controller-free Hand Tracking on Oculus Quest is now available, allowing developers to start integrating the feature into their apps. With the Oculus Unity Integration you can integrate the feature with a simple prefab.

Oculus Quest Successor Reportedly Being Readied with Faster Refresh Rate, New Controllers

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Oculus is reportedly readying a Quest successor which will iterate on the existing headset with a smaller form-factor, faster refresh rate, and new controllers. Rather than an outright Quest 2, it seems Oculus may be aiming first for a Quest S.

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. It used to be that you’d have to buy a brand new pair of controllers at full price to get back into the game, but now Oculus is selling single controllers so you can replace whichever one you smashed last. Inside the box: a replacement Oculus Touch controller and 1x AA battery.

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. V DC current at 190 mA—the exact same power requirements as Oculus Touch. The maximum power output in comparison to Oculus Touch is drastically reduced however, sipping 0.9 For reference, Samsung Gear VR’s 3DoF controller’s max power output is 1.0

Oculus Unity Integration Update Promises Lower Touch Controller Latency

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The latest update to the Oculus Unity Integration adds a feature which should reduce the latency between real world and in-VR controller position by around 10ms, according to Facebook. The new feature, which is enabled by default, is called ‘Late Controller Update’ Before this feature, the Oculus system would provide Unity with the controller position at the start of the frame. Oculus Quest Oculus Rift S Unity Engine oculus rift s

Magnetized Controllers From Oculus Are A Really Nice Touch

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Oculus Touch Review: The World’s Best VR Controller

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Oculus Touch officially launches tomorrow and when it does it will make the Oculus Rift a more viable and powerful virtual reality platform than ever before. The Rift’s biggest competitor, the HTC Vive, was able to enjoy the better part of a year as the only PC-powered VR system to boast hand-tracked controllers. Now, Touch has the chance to level the playing field between rivals in an attempt to make Oculus the most compelling VR ecosystem on the planet.

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.

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: 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.

Oculus Quest 2 Active Pack Includes Controller Grips For VR Fitness

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An Oculus Quest 2 Active Pack is launching in 2022, including new accessories aimed at those using VR for fitness. Oculus Quest 2 Active Pack Revealed. What other accessories do you want to see in the Oculus Quest 2 Active Pack?

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.