Oculus Delays Tracking Update
A software update to the “constellation” system which tracks the position of Oculus Rift and its controllers has been delayed a bit as Facebook conducts further tests, with TechCrunch noting “Oculus room-scale VR tracking is still a bit of a mess.” Some have complained of instability in their setups, which rely on Sensors which are essentially filtered webcams to track infrared lights all over the Oculus Rift and Touch controllers. Facebook published a four-part guide (1, 2, 3, 4) to getting the most out of the Sensors.
Meanwhile, Mark Zuckberg hired former Google and Android leader Hugo Barra to lead Facebook’s VR efforts, including the Oculus team.
The director of the Apollo 11 interactive VR project launched a Kickstarter for a Titanic experience, with a demo available on the project page.