OC6: Oculus Unveils Native Hand Tracking On Oculus Quest, Coming Early 2020

Zuckerburg reveals hand and finger tracking without the need for additional hardware.

Facebook’s Oculus Connect 6 kicked off this morning with a slew of big reveals for the Oculus Quest standalone headset, one of the biggest being the reveal of hand and finger tracking. 

During this morning’s highly-anticipated keynote presentation, Zuckerburg revealed that upcoming software updates to the Quest’s onboard cameras allowing for native hand tracking without the need for any additional hardware. 

Image Credit: Facebook
Image Credit: Facebook
Image Credit: Facebook

A video shown during the presentation shows users interacting with various experiences using their bare hands. The cameras appear to track the more minute details in a user’s movement, including individual fingers.  

Image Credit: Facebook
Image Credit: Facebook

Hand-tracking for the Oculus Quest will be available in early 2020. It’s unclear exactly which experiences will support hand-tracking at launch. No doubt some users will prefer the familiarity of a physical controller.

Feature Image Credit: Facebook

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