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Oculus adds multi-camera support to Rift, months before Touch launch

The Oculus Rift now supports multiple tracking cameras, preparing for the launch of the Touch controllers
By: Anthony Garreffa | Virtual & Augmented Reality News | Posted: Jul 16, 2016 2:29 pm

Oculus has provided support for multiple tracking cameras in its new Oculus Home v1.6 update, with the new firmware supporting up to four tracking cameras - but why are four tracking cameras needed? For the upcoming Touch controllers from Oculus, that's why.




Multiple tracking cameras will provide better hand-tracking for the Touch controllers in the VR world, providing much more immersive and realistic experiences compared to the Xbox One controller included with the Rift. You don't need to buy three more cameras, you can use a two camera setup that would provide the same room-scale VR experience that HTC offers with the Vive, by default.


Oculus Rift owners can now grab another camera or three, and have room-scale VR ready for the Touch controllers to be released later this year.


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