New HTC Vive Tracker accessory allows tracking of physical objects
by
Raymond Bakker
Friday January 6th 2017 - 17:04 GMT
New HTC Vive Tracker accessory allows tracking of physical objects
by
Raymond Bakker
Friday 6 January 2017 - 17:04 GMT

HTC has shown a new accessory for its virtual reality headset, the HTC Vive, at CES 2017 that allows physical objects to be tracked and used in virtual reality.


HTC showed the accessory in one of its demo booths that the company had set up at the Consumers Electronics Show 2017 in Las Vegas, USA. The so-called Tracker accessory allows players to make use of physical objects in virtual reality by tracking its movement in 3D space.
In the demo booths several usecases were shown, including a full-automatic weapon that was used in a first person shooter game and a fire hose that was used in a firefighter training simulation exercise.

HTC has also announced that it will be giving away over a thousand Trackers accessories to developers worldwide. The accessory is also expected to be available for consumers this summer.
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Raymond Bakker
Journalist and Software Developer at Moonlight Multimedia, covering the latest video games news from indie to virtual reality, IT news and legal news. He has been actively involved in the video games industry since the early 2000s.

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