Thursday, 14 December, 2017

HTC Vive tracker bundles launch next month to get you into VR

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Velma Reese | 17 November, 2017, 23:12

In addition to launching the Vive Tracker, there are also a few other accessories which can be used with the tracker to improve the experience, keeping in mind that each accessory will be catered to a specific consumer based on what the accessory supports when it comes the actual activity.

The Hyper Blaster is a retro-styled light gun created to tie into the tongue-in-cheek nostalgia of Duck Season, but is also compatible with titles such as Arizona Sunshine, The American Dream VR, Practisim VR, Tactical AR and Operation Warcade.

Today, HTC has unveiled a series of brand-new bundles for their HTC Vive Tracker to celebrate the upcoming holiday season.

Aside from both the Hyper Blaster and the Racket Sports Set, players will be able to get their hands on a full body tracker in the form of a Rebuff Reality TrackStrap.

You won't have to 3D print your own VR gun or tennis racket anymore because the HTC Vive Trackers are getting add-on accessories. People who get bored easily by predictable or repetitive exercises will find that working out with a Tracker enabled Hyper Blaster, Racket Sports Set, and other accessories will spend more time playing VR games and coming back for more! From MarioKart VR to full body tracking, to the first VR keyboard, Vive Tracker enables new types of VR projects quickly and affordable.

Schumacher F2001 sets new record
Michael Schumacher's title-winning Ferrari F2001 has been auctioned as a piece of contemporary art for $7,504,000 (£5.7 million). But much like Da Vinci's " Salvator Mundi " the auto is unlikely to be seen much now it's in the hands of a private buyer.

The basic tracker ships in December and runs $100, while the two bundles will cost $150 each.

If you'll be purchasing the HTC Vive Trackers, what is the first object and VR game you'll use it on? HTC has confirmed that the Hyper Blaster will be sold exclusively by Amazon for $149.99.

The more interesting accessory is the Hyper Blaster, in part because it looks a lot like the Zapper that was sold with the original Nintendo Entertainment System for use with the game Duck Hunt. Duck Season, by Stress Level Zero, is a throwback to the golden age of 1980's gaming and movies with a hint of horror in a Spielbergian universe. Although this may seem like slim pickin's, Vive reports that there are 10 other developers who will be incorporating the gun in Q1 of 2018.

A second bundle includes two rackets - one for ping pong and one for tennis. Connected via a simple screw, the handles are integrated with five titles. A pair of TrackStraps is available now for $24.99 via rebuffreality.com and includes a pack-in redemption code for Redfoot Bluefoot Dancing on Steam, inspired by Dance Dance Revolution (DDR) and Audioshield.

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