New announcements for the device are bringing additional capabilities to the leading VR headset

HTC has recently made a few key announcements regarding development of its Vive (virtual reality headset) software, which include the release of trackers for the developer community priced at $100 USD each. The devices mount on the hands and body, as well as objects like toy guns to enable movement and the integration of props in VR. To complement the hardware, the phone-giant has also released an open-source, full tracking system on Github to help the creative coding community build and deploy these capabilities in the form of firefighting training, boxing gloves, first-person shooters and just about anything else that incorporates movement/position-tracking in 3D space.

The company has also announced a partnership with Warner Bros. to port Steven Spielberg’s popular sci-fi action film Ready Player One, which ‘unfolds largely within the virtual reality space.” The 360˚ film is set to arrive in spring 2018, following the release of MakeVR’s Pro version, a powerful app that lets you draw objects and characters in three dimensions, which you can later export and 3D print to produce a physical copy.

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HTC has recently made a few key announcements regarding development of its Vive (virtual reality headset) software, which include the release of trackers for the developer community priced at $100 USD each. The devices mount on the hands and body, as well as objects like toy guns to enable movement and the integration of props in VR. To complement the hardware, the phone-giant has also released an open-source, full tracking system on Github to help the creative coding community build and deploy these capabilities in the form of firefighting training, boxing gloves, first-person shooters and just about anything else that incorporates movement/position-tracking in 3D space.