Leapmotion's Bold New ControllerAugust 31, 2014
A few days ago Leapmotion announced its VR Beta product. They built a mounting device that straps straight on the front of your Oculus Rift, and plugs into their existing SDK’s for tracking motion etc.
This is one of the reasons Oculus launched a beta; they can find out what types of things people want to build for your device. This is about as aggressive a move as we’ve seen. A large company with an established user base has announced its intention to strap its device right onto the front of your product. Since no one is really sure which input devices are going to win, or what even the economy of input devices is going to look like, this is a fairly large slap in the face.
Oculus has a few options here.
- Ignore it completely Possible but unlikely, given the device’s prominent position.