The super clever folks over at Oculus Rift VR are about to get a little more hands-on, they've just bought Nimble VR, hand-tracking experts.
Getting around in a Virtual world and performing actions in it are still very much open territory for developers to explored, but you are confined to a controller of some kind. The Nimble Sense peripheral for the headset was looking to change that, with a Kickstarter that was getting good traction -- $135,511 of its $62,500 goal -- but that changed today.
That's because Oculus have made a very smart move and announced they have bought the company that was making the device.
The device that's got everyone excited is a depth-sensing camera with infrared -- like the Kinect, or the Leap Motion controller -- equipped with software specially designed for skeletal hand tracking. This was designed to be mounted onto the top of the Oculus Rift headset, with the cameras angled down at the user's hands for gesture control and manually interacting with 3D objects in a virtual world.
So what happens next? The Nimble sense as it's currently exists will not be going ahead, instead Oculus VR said, the team will be winding down it's current projects to focus on VR for product engineering and Oculus Research for Oculus VR.
Exciting times lie ahead the future of VR is looking bright!