Earlier this 12 months, we coated the story behind Valve and the way they’re persevering with ahead to innovate the VR house. Gabe Newell and his crew announced that they’re engaged on new base stations, new VR controllers, and three new IPs for distinctive VR experiences. Yesterday, whereas launching the SteamVR Home update, a mannequin for Valve’s Knuckles controller prototype was included.
Final evening’s SteamVR Residence replace added fashions for Valve’s “Knuckles” controller prototype. pic.twitter.com/b0nXOuAaVP
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This new prototype controller for Valve is suppose to acknowledge finger positioning whereas permitting users to have a sensible seize and grip within the virtual house. The Knuckles controllers will considerably be laced across the palm and wrist of your fingers with sensors positioned on the top. With at this time’s controllers discovered with the Oculus Contact or Vive wand, we don’t have the flexibility to seize issues. These actions are carried out via a collection of buttons positioned on the controllers.
It’s exhilarating to see how fast innovation is going on throughout the VR house to make it that a lot better with extra immersive instruments at our disposal.