Optitrack –Skeletal Tracking for VR Multiplayer
Optitrack launches full-body tracking sensors that will provide whole-body skeletal tracking for Virtual Reality arcades and other multiplayer gaming platforms.
Optitrack is Set to Improve Virtual Reality Multiplayer
Virtual Reality multiplayer experiences are essentially limited and imperfect due to physical and power limitations, so they are particularly hard to replicate on large scale scenarios. Body tracking solutions are often limited and make you see jerky movements and generic animations from our online multiplayer teammates.
You can attach the Optitrack to your hands and feet in order to get accurate positional tracking and therefore a more natural reflection of your movements in VR, such as peeking around a corner or aiming a weapon.
“We build the world’s most accurate and easy to use wide area VR trackers – by optimizing the performance metrics that matter most for Virtual Reality tracking. The result is ultra-low latency, butter smooth tracking for any Head Mounted Display (HMD) or Cave automatic immersive environment.” Reads on their website, they do bring smoother tracking and optimized performance, but this equipment is still far from becoming affordable.
This is the kind of stuff you wouldn’t be buying for your home or your personal gaming system, and it isn’t even vital for these locations since room-scale tracking for the Oculus Rift and the HTC Vive is currently good enough. But you will definitely be seeing one of these tracking solutions in large dedicated venues. Strapping sensors to your body might not be nearly as fun as just wearing a headset, but the added immersion will make the experience much more immersive and thrilling.