The VR company's latest development lets you touch virtual worlds

It just got easier to imagine the near-future world where we’ll live, work and play. Today, Leap Motion unveiled Orion, a software and hardware combo that responds to hand motion in virtual and augmented reality, without donning clunky gloves or rigs.

Over the past year, Leap Motion has built Orion “from the ground up,” a spokesperson told PSFK: It’s their first hand-tracking package that’s built native for VR.

What sets Orion apart is its lifelike tracking of your hands: In lower light, higher occlusion, more cluttered backgrounds and closer to other objects than before. In short, you’ll be able to flail your arms around in the dark surrounded by zombie space aliens, and maybe smack a few.

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