HTC makes Developer Kit with 6DoF controllers available for Vive Focus

Oct

22

2018

HTC has announced new controllers with support for six degrees of freedom for its standalone Vive Focus-vr headset. The controllers first become available for developers.

The VIVE Wave Full 6DoF Controller Dev Kit consists of two controllers and an accessory that has to be set up on the Vive Focus and that controls the tracking of the controllers. Vive Wave developers can register to qualify for the bundle, but for now it is only possible in China, where the 6DoF Controller Dev Kit has also been announced, writes Engadget .

It is not known which technique HTC applies for 6DoF at the controllers. For example, the standalone Oculus Quest uses cameras on the VR glasses to trace infrared LEDs from the controllers. HTC announced the Vive Focus in March and the glasses already support 6DoF, but only for the position of the glasses themselves, via inside-out tracking . HTC supplies the headset with a single 3DoF controller as standard.

When the VIVE Wave Full 6DoF Controller Dev Kit becomes available to developers outside of China, it is not known whether there is already a consumer release on the schedule. The Vive Focus also appeared initially only in China, with a later release in other countries.

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