It looks as if Oculus is finally winning the hearts of its customers. Although the company produces a magnificent VR headset, it has some quirks that need to be taken into account. One of the big problems was how room-scale tracking was impossible with this HMD. That issue has now been resolved thanks to a recent firmware update. Oculus Rift owners around the world will rejoice when hearing this news
Oculus Listens To Its Customer Base
One thing every company in the world of virtual reality should do is take advice from their customers. People who pay good money for these expensive products will have some input a to how these products can be improved. Room-scale tracking is one feature Oculus Rift users have been waiting on for quite some time now. It took the company some time, but this feature has now been made available.
More specifically, the Oculus App has received a major update, which enables room-scale tracking. It is quite interesting how it is a matter of updating the software to make this feature accessible. This shows the Rift has the necessary hardware on board to accommodate for full room-scale tracking, yet the company never bothered to implement it until now. Quite an interesting decision, to say the least.
Do keep in mind you will need three Oculus sensors setup properly. With this hardware, it became possible to conduct full 360-degree tracking in the previous Oculus App update. It is evident Oculus is rolling out some much-needed features through software updates in quick succession. It is unclear what the next update may bring, though, albeit it will not a major update in the same league as full room-scale tracking.
The main benefit of this new feature will allow VR users to walk around their own physical space and have movements recognized accordingly. Not all games and apps for the Oculus Rift will benefit from this technology right away, though. For now, it remains to be seen if this feature will be used as often as Oculus anticipates. It is a great addition to the set of feature nonetheless, though.
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