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HTC announces 6DOF Controller Tracking Dev Kit for Vive Focus

HTC today announced a 6DOF Tracking Update for Vive Focus that provides 6DOF controller tracking to the device. The add-on, which includes a pair of controllers, is released as a development package. Vive Focus, HTC's standalone VR headset, had a full blown launch in China in early 2018 and released as a development kit in the west in May. One of the headset's defining features was inside 6DOF headtracking, but the only controller that the headset sends with only the basic 3DOF input. Vive China President Alvin Wang Graylin Announces Vive Focus 6DOF Controller Dev Kit On Stage on WCVRI in Nanchang, the captive of China's Jiangxi Province. | Image courtesy HTC As an answer to both Oculus Quest and the experimental 6DOF controller's add-on for Mirage Solo, HTC announced today that Vive Focus will have its own 6DOF control update as a dev kit that adapts to existing Focus headsets for to track a pair of new 6DOF controllers. Developers can send their interest in receiving the Vive Focus 6DOF controller-dev kit extension from today. Here's @AGraylin demoing the new 6DoF dual controller dev package for the VR HTC Vive Focus VR Headset! More info here: https://t.co/pT4y1oqjSO #vr #vivefocus pic.twitter.com/QGx5J9PtrV – Richard Lai (@richardlai) October 20, 2018 [19659009] While Vive Focus was one of the first standalone VR headsets to include built-in 6DOF main tracking, it is paired with a 3DOF controller that places it in a very difficult design space where developers must design for a system that…

HTC today announced a 6DOF Tracking Update for Vive Focus that provides 6DOF controller tracking to the device. The add-on, which includes a pair of controllers, is released as a development package.

Vive Focus, HTC’s standalone VR headset, had a full blown launch in China in early 2018 and released as a development kit in the west in May. One of the headset’s defining features was inside 6DOF headtracking, but the only controller that the headset sends with only the basic 3DOF input.

Vive China President Alvin Wang Graylin Announces Vive Focus 6DOF Controller Dev Kit On Stage on WCVRI in Nanchang, the captive of China’s Jiangxi Province. | Image courtesy HTC

As an answer to both Oculus Quest and the experimental 6DOF controller’s add-on for Mirage Solo, HTC announced today that Vive Focus will have its own 6DOF control update as a dev kit that adapts to existing Focus headsets for to track a pair of new 6DOF controllers. Developers can send their interest in receiving the Vive Focus 6DOF controller-dev kit extension from today.

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