Oculus Researching VR Hand-Tracking Control, CCP Reveals

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CCP Games has revealed that Oculus Rift virtual reality (VR) headset makers Oculus VR are researching hand-tracking controls for use in VR experiences. The company revealed as much during a VR videogame design developer roundtable at this year’s EVE Fanfest event in Reykjavik, Iceland. The talk was centered around the team’s upcoming VR exclusive title EVE: Valkyrie for both the Oculus Rift on PC and Project Morpheus VR headset on PlayStation 4.

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Senior Programmer Sigurður Gunnarsson teased Oculus VR’s work while fielding a question about hand-tracking control input. The team first addressed the Myo arm band that can be used for gesture control before revealing that the Oculus Rift makers had been researching this kind of control input itself. The developer was quick to note that he couldn’t comment on the topic any further, however.

It’s not the first we’ve heard about an Oculus VR-developed input solution. In fact company founder Palmer Luckey labeled input ‘the next big obstacle’ for VR back in March 2014, suggesting that the company might be working on its own control scheme. Could we see an official motion controller from Oculus VR? VRFocus will continue to follow the company and all of its developments, bringing you all the latest.

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