Oculus hints at development of dedicated VR game controller

Ben Parfitt
Oculus hints at development of dedicated VR game controller

A dedicated controller designed to suit the needs of virtual reality titles could well be in development at Oculus Rift.

Having claimed that traditional joypads [aren't] necessarily the right input for what you said, rich interactions in virtual reality” Oculus founder Palmer Luckey was asked by Polygon when Oculus would begin making its own controller?

"When are we going to create it or when are we going to announce it?" came the reply.

"Saying that something is in development is a hefty commitment, I'll say that we are doing a lot of research and development into input, and we know that game pads are pretty terrible in terms of living up to what we all want in virtual reality, which is the ability to see our hands, and to interact with the world in a natural way.

It's something that we're spending a lot of time working on, because we know it's extremely important."

Sony suggested last month that its PlayStation Move controller would be resurrected as its solution to VR control with Project Morpheus.

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