Facebook announces hand-tracking on Oculus Quest for 2020

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  • Facebook wants you to interact in VR by thinking

Until now, it was necessary to use Oculus Touch controllers to interact with the virtual reality of the Oculus Quest. However, as part of the Oculus Connect 6 conference, Mark Zuckerberg announces that the VR headset will soon allow hand-tracking. In other words, the user's hands will be detected directly by the cameras integrated in the helmet without the need to hold a third-party accessory.

It's a real breakthrough for virtual reality. From now on, it will be possible to use your hands in a completely natural and intuitive waywithout even wearing gloves. The feeling of immersion will be greatly enhanced and the possibilities multiplied. This feature will be available in the course of 2020.

As Mark Zuckerberg pointed out, VR has evolved a lot since the launch of the first helmets in 2016. Three years ago, you needed a powerful PC and sensors in your living room to be able to dive into VR. Controllers were required to interact in this virtual world. Now a simple helmet is enough.

Facebook wants you to interact in VR by thinking

This is only the beginning according to the CEO of Facebook, who returned to the acquisition of the startup CTRL-Labs during the keynote. According to him, a wristband to control VR by thinking is the next step in the evolution of virtual reality ...

Facebook has also announced Oculus Link, which will allow an Oculus Quest to be connected to a gaming PC from November 2019. If the computer is powerful enough, it will be possible to play all the games in the Oculus Rift catalog. To summarize, as Mark Zuckerberg says, the Quest will also be a Rift...

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