Valve is working on VR controllers that let users grasp objects




Valve is working on the development of new controllers for Sun-glasses, enabling users to grasp objects. Users stabbing their hand in a sort of ring, which is provided with sensors. During the Steam Dev Days Valve showed the concept.

The controllers with a strap secured around the user’s wrist. Therefore, it is possible to make them loose during use. By closing the said gripping hands are recorded by means of movement sensors, and therefore it is possible to grasp virtual objects.

Valve showed attendees its developer event to try out the prototypes. Tweaker BaT on the event and shows at Gathering of Tweakers two photos and a vlog in which he tries controllers and provides an explanation.

The current controllers that should always be kept supplied with the HTC Vive by the user. A trigger is already possible to pick up in games or VR experiences objects, but the way that happens is more natural for the new controllers.

Valve has announced no concrete plans for the release of the controllers. At this time, concerns the prototypes and it is also not HTC or clearly involved in the development. HTC is the hardware partner of Valve, together the companies brought the VR goggles Vive on the market.


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