HTC Vive Is Offering 1,000 Free Vive Trackers For Developers And Creative Studios
During CES 2017, HTC revealed a new peripheral called the Vive Tracker which allows objects to be monitored in VR. The new device was just approved by the FTC to be used in the U.S. It’s quite an interesting device which turns ordinary objects into something that can be tracked in the virtual world. And to build upon this technology, the Vive team is accepting applications for the initial 1,000-unit batch for developers and accessory manufacturers to bring, “New form factors to VR with full motion tracking.”
The application is open now through February 7th, 2017, which is just around two weeks’ time. You must inform HTC of why your project will help the world rethink VR. The Vive Tracker will integrate with many VR accessories and tools in the future and the goal is to bring more imagination to the new VR world.
With virtual reality being so young, these innovative projects are definitely going to help the young thriving market prosper. Peripheral devices such as the Vive Tracker will allow third party manufacturers and developers to come up with inventive ideas. Similar concepts can be seen with iPhones and manufacturers that create cases for it. Another example would be video games such as Skyrim or GTA with DLCs that make the experience more fun and exciting.
We’ll be looking forward to all the quirky ideas that’ll debut through the launch of the Vive tracker.